What We Do

NorthStar assists and supports people who have a disability, permanent injury or ongoing medical condition find and maintain employment. NorthStar is a community based not-for-profit employment service helping people in the Northern region into employment since 1991.

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Daniel’s story with PLAN International began with a work experience placement last year which he was a participant in NorthStar’s PEAC Program (a Transition To Employment  program funded by DHS). Read more

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Grand Opening of The Working Wardrobe NMIT Work Education Centre is having their Grand Opening of The Working Wardrobe on the 7th of October 2014 (10am – Bldg. W, Room W130 NMIT Preston Campus). The Working Wardrobe is a not-for-profit campus-based clothing store. Money raised is used to outfit disadvantaged students for the workplace.
NorthStar supporting Uniting Care Harrison   Uniting Care Harrison provides emergency material aid to residents living in the Eastern suburbs, predominantly in the City of Knox. They maintain a supply of personal hygiene products, general groceries, canned goods and other non-perishable food to assist people experiencing financial hardship. NorthStar supports Uniting Care Harrison’s cause and makes food donations regularly. For more information about the organisation and how you can help, follow the link.
Official opening of headspace in Craigieburn headspace recently opened another office in Craigieburn. headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They assist young people who are going through a tough time. Their primary focus is the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. For more information on what services they offer, please follow the link.
PEAC Information Evenings (21st and 29th May 2014) We would like to thank all the schools that attended our information evenings to find out more about the PEAC program. The session was very interactive and we enjoyed chatting with the parents, teachers, carers and students about the program. For more information about the PEAC program, click here.    

Upcoming Events

28 April 2015 – World Day for Safety & Health at Work A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention. For more information, follow the link: http://www.ilo.org/safework/events/safeday/lang–en/index.htm
26 March 2015 – Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness Purple Day is a global day for epilepsy awareness. For too long epilepsy has been a condition that has been hidden away due to stigma and discrimination. By wearing purple on March 26 – epilepsy will no longer be hidden. For more information on other ways to get involved, follow the link: http://www.epilepsyaustralia.net/Purple_Day/Purple_Day.aspx
Last Sunday of each month (2015) – Asperger Women Melbourne Community Afternoon Tea The event is a brand new event created especially for adult women with Asperger’s Syndrome. The Afternoon Tea takes place on the last Sunday of each month at the Collingwood library meeting room located at 11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford. The event runs from 2pm till 5pm.  Attendees are encouraged to meet others on a similar journey, discover new tips, tricks and empowering life-tools; and relax in a safe and nurturing environment. For more details, follow the link below: http://www.amaze.org.au/events/asperger-women-melbourne-community-afternoon-tea/.
3rd December -7th December 2014 – The Other Film Festival Only a week away from The Other Film Festival! The festival starts on the 3rd of December and finishes on the 7th of December. Make sure you book your tickets if you haven’t got them yet! The festival celebrates and features the very best new cinema about the lived experience of disability from around the world. The festival screens these films in the most accessible way possible – all speeches are Auslan interpreted, all films are captioned, all films are audio described and the venue is fully accessible. Inclusive, accessible and welcoming! Follow the link  for more details.
3rd December 2014 – International Day of People with Disability International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. If you would like to know more about the event and how to take part, follow the link.