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OUR FOCUS IS TO FIND SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE

Ostara Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation that works closely with the Australian Government, member organisations, communities and employers to place people disadvantaged through age, health, disability or cultural background into sustainable employment.

Our holistic approach is to address both the vocational and non-vocational barriers faced by disadvantaged job seekers. As such, we deliver personalised employment services, whilst also working in collaboration with countless community and welfare organisations to help job seekers with any mental, cultural or emotional challenges.

We are the largest mental health specialist within the Disability Employment Services  sector, and are proud to have matched over 1700 employers with job seekers over the past year – creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Ostara News Updates

Changes to Ostara Australia/New Horizons in Northern NSW and Geelong (VIC)

Changes to Ostara Australia/New Horizons in Northern NSW and Geelong (VIC)

Through its valued membership with Ostara Australia, New Horizons has been delivering employment services to disadvantaged job seekers since 2001. This year, New Horizons has made an organisational decision to focus on its strength in mental health recovery services and, as of April 1st 2015, will no longer offer disability employment as part of its wide range of services. As a result, Ostara Australia Direct will be taking over the DES contracts currently serviced by New Horizons.
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New appointment strengthens Ostara Australia’s position as an Industry Leader

New appointment strengthens Ostara Australia’s position as an Industry Leader

Ostara Australia has announced the appointment of Bob Gapes in the newly created position of General Manager – Operational Excellence. The role heads Ostara Australia’s new Operational Excellence division and is part of the organisation’s Executive Management team.
Tom Baxter said, “I’m delighted that Bob has joined our team. He has a strong track record and I know he will have a significant positive impact in assisting us to achieve our strategic objectives”. Read More
Ostara Australia signatory to open letter to the Prime Minister from Mental Health Australia

Ostara Australia signatory to open letter to the Prime Minister from Mental Health Australia

Ostara Australia is one of the group of key industry organisations to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia from Mental Health Australia imploring the Government to take urgent action to ensure continuity of services and programs for Australians who live with mental illness, and those who care for them. Read More