Programs

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.  

Listed below are our main programs. All booking can be done on-line by following the booking site links. 

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

Smart Blokes

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

Dress for Success South East Melbourne

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 Tuesday 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 1:30 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.

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.

Career Centre Workshops

Our Career Centre offers workshops designed to help people in their search for work. These 2.5 hour workshops are held in a welcoming, small group environment.

Smart Blokes

Smart Blokes workshops are free to clients. Booking can be made by your agency using the on-line booking site link: just follow the prompts. If you have a query or problem,  call us on 0411 664 107.

The current program includes:

  • Being your best in job interviews:
    Build your confidence in interviews through guidance on how to best present yourself to make a strong first impression. Explore what employers are looking for, and develop the best answers to common questions you may face.
  • The Résumé Coach:
    This workshop focuses on résumé structure, format and presentation. You will receive hands-on support to develop your résumé, learn how to decode a job ad, put together a targeted cover letter, and demonstrate your abilities when addressing selection criteria.

Location: 27 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston (just outside the Food Court exit)
Time: Monday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Dress for Success South East Melbourne

The Dress for Success South East Melbourne workshops are offered free to clients. Bookings can be made by your agency using our on-line booking site. If you have any queries or problems, please call 0477 853 222.

Our next program of five workshops commences on Thursday 15 August 2019. For more details, head to our Career Centre page on the Dress for Success South East Melbourne website. These workshops include:

  • Celebrating Me – Building Self Esteem: A positive attitude is half way there!
  • Dare to Shine – Image Styling: What image suits you?
  • Steps2Employment: Vital steps to get that job
  • Face2Face: Learn important interview techniques
  • Building Positive Workplace Relationships: How to develop healthy workplace relationships

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

Digital Literacy classes

Our classes are open to everyone of all ages and skill levels, providing the technological knowledge required to get back into the workforce. The class sizes are limited, allowing an opportunity for everyone to learn at their own pace in a supportive environment from a qualified IT Engineer.

Bookings are easy, just click on this link to our on-line booking site and follow the prompts.

Location: 25 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston (just outside the Food Court exit)
Time: Every second Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

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.STAND