Programs

Update due to COVID-19

Groomed to Go offers support programs to help people on their journey towards career and personal development. We accept referrals from a wide range of support agencies, employment agencies, community organisations, refugee support services and government departments. Individuals may also book themselves into our programs.  

But, due the current situation with COVID-19, we have had to close our on-site styling suites to protect our clients, volunteers and staff. However, we are offering virtual styling appointments through facetime and items are sent via post. Contact 9770 0220, and leave a message if there is no answer. We will get back to you with details asap.

Free weekly workshops
We are also offering relevant free workshops and career coaching sessions via Zoom, courtesy of our partner Chisholm Skills and Jobs Centre, Dandenong. Click on the workshop topics below to book into the next weekly workshop.

Resume writing Workshop
This free Resume Writing Workshop  demonstrates how to:
– Build a resume
– Use appropriate language through your resume
– Promote your skills and achievements
Your resume is your most important marketing document. You will be provided with templates and examples on how to build your very own professional resume!

Preparing for interviews
This free Interview Skills workshop outlines how to:
– Prepare for an interview
– Answer those difficult behavioural questions
– Gives you one-on-one experience

Job Searching workshop
This free Job Searching workshop outlines how to:
– Planning your job search
– Exploring the labour market
– Tailoring your resume and cover letter
– Deal with Recruitment Agencies

Dressing and Coaching Services

Our aim is to increase our clients’ preparedness and confidence to face their job interview and succeed in gaining employment. To do this, we provide:

  • a 60 minute one-on-one personalised styling session, dressing them in at least one smart outfit suitable for an interview or work 
  • a 30 minute one-on-one coaching session, providing advice on interview skill techniques

Dress for Success South East Melbourne is our women’s dressing and coaching service. The services are provided free to clients, though Job Active Providers may be charged a fee for service for referred clients. Bookings can be made by your agency on-line using our Dress for Success South East Melbourne on-line booking site link: just follow the prompts.

Location: 25 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston (just outside the Food Court exit)
Time: Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, plus some Saturday mornings

Be Who You are

Our Be Who You Are (BWYA) program is exclusive to transgender women at any stage of their journey. Treat yourself to a one-on-one styling session: a great way to explore your passion for fashion in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. 

If you are a little shy or feel uncomfortable being ‘out and about’, book a VIP session on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am or 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Spend 90 minutes with an experienced fashion stylist and walk away with greater confidence and an armful of clothing and accessories for any occasion, at no charge to you. Booking is essential: call 0411 664 118.

If you’re not so shy, but would like some styling advice, book a 60-minute styling session on Monday or Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. For the 60-minute appointments, use our on-line booking site link: just follow the prompts.

For more details email bwya@groomedtogo.org or ring 0411 664 118.

Smart Blokes logo

Smart Blokes is our men’s dressing and coaching service. The services are provided free to clients, although Job Active Providers may be charged a fee for service for referred clients. Bookings can be made by your agency on-line using our Smart Blokes on-line booking site link: just follow the prompts.

Location: 25 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston (just outside the Food Court exit)
Time: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Career Centre Workshops

Our Career Centre offers free workshops designed to help people in their search for work. These 2.5 hour workshops are held in a welcoming, small group environment. This is a great opportunity for our many clients to gain more knowledge and skills, especially in all aspects of job applications and interview techniques.

Location: 25 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston (just outside the Food Court exit)
Time: Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bookings can be made by your agency on-line or if you have any queries or problems, please call 0477 853 222.

Our program of workshops include:

  • Celebrating Me!: A women’s only workshop to build positive self esteem. Often we get in the way of our own success. Going into an interview with a positive attitude and a positive opinion of yourself gets you half way there!
    Thursday 23 April
  • Steps2Employment: V The important first impressions you make to get that interview. Learn how to write stand out Resumes, Decode Adsand write relevant Cover Letters. These are the vital first steps to employment!
    Thursday 30 April
  • Face2Face:Coming face to face with an interviewer can be daunting. In this workshop we will explore powerful interview techniques and work on tips to manage those nerves. We will talk about potential questions, how to respond and how important body language can be in creating a positive first impression.
    Thursday 5 March
    Thursday 7 May

Pack n Send

We also offer a Pack n Send Program for people in regional areas who cannot access our premises. Booking can be made by your agency using our Smart Blokes and Dress for Success South East Melbourne booking sites: just follow the prompts.

Employment retention

Once our clients are employed, we ask them to come back for more suitable outfits to cover at least a week at work. We then offer a follow up and a regular mentoring service.

Dress for Success South East Melbourne offers STAND: Sisters Taking A New Direction, a monthly group-mentoring program that provides ongoing support for women after employment. If you are interested in joining our group please email stand@groomedtogo.org.

STAND