Employment Through Community Connections

Participants engaging in ConnectGV employment programs may be ready to start supported employment, have a goal to obtain supported employment or school leavers wanting to prepare for employment.

Programs provide the opportunity to develop independence with an emphasis on accessing public transport, money handling and gaining practical experience in a workplace environment.

ConnectGV operates social enterprises, Billabong Garden Complex, Ruby Saltbush Cafe and ConnectGV Services that provide meaningful employment for people with a disability.  In addition, the Billabong Sweets & Treats, GV Ragz and Flower Power flower delivery programs provide diverse work experience and work ready programs that all provide products and services to and within the community.


Supported employees in ConnectGV social enterprises have the opportunity to earn a wage.  Working conditions are based on an Award and wages are determined by assessment of productivity against an award rate. 


Employees are supported to develop skills enabling them to work across the various social enterprises, should they wish to do so, or to enable them to seek mainstream employment. ConnectGV has also established community partners that provide supported employment options for people with a disability within their business.  ConnectGV work with each business to ensure the position matches your goals and may provide outreach support in your workplace.


ConnectGV has also established a number of community partners that provide supported employment options for people with a disability within their business.  ConnectGV work with each business to match a person to the position to ensure successful outcomes and provide ongoing support.


To find out more about each of ConnectGV's Social Enterprises, Work Experience Options and the supported employment opportunities offered, please click on the links below.


Billabong Garden Complex

Ruby Saltbush Cafe

ConnectGV Services (CGVS)

Flower Power

GV Ragz


Billabong Sweets & Treats

Mooroopna Primary School Canteen

The opportunity to work within the local community and to earn a wage.