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Access Australia Group

Access Australia Group is the new name of Bendigo Access Employment. Formed in 1992 following the amalgamation of three smaller community employment organisations, and then expanded with the merger of Continuing Education Bendigo in 2014 and more recently Our Shed and Twelve Arts in Eaglehawk, Access Australia Group has grown to become a large and diverse not-for-profit, charitable, community based organisation. Access Australia Group is a registered public benevolent institution. As an ISO internationally accredited organisation, the continuing focus of Access Australia Group’s operations is to provide superior customer service and be an employer of choice.

Access Australia Group is a disability employment service, registered training organisation, disability service provider and offers social inclusion opportunities as well as providing payroll services and a range of services within the National Disability Insurances Scheme.

Through its range of social enterprises, Access Australia Group works to strengthen our community using innovation, entrepreneurship and trade to create social benefit.

To find out more about Access Australia Group please click here to visit our site.

Why Choose Access Australia

  • We value and support diversity, believing that every person has a right to be involved in their community.
  • We value and support diversity and encourage understanding in how we relate to each other.
  • We trust each other even when we disagree and we aim to act with fairness and equity at all times.
  • We embrace a dynamic, creative and flexible environment.
  • We seek value through internal and external partnerships.
  • We will aim to continually improve our performance in all aspects of our work and we will accept feedback and outcomes openly and positively.

What Access Australia’s Clients Say

Organisation of Choice

AST is the organisation of choice when it comes to refreshing my First Aid and CPR skills. Their online assessment allows me to complete the pre-practical training requirements quickly, efficiently, and at a time that best suits me. The immediate feedback on competency and areas of improvement is invaluable. The short courses are fast paced, […]


Extremely reliable

Mildura Specialist School has been working with AST (formerly VOTES) since 2003. AST staff have always been extremely reliable with regards to their timely response to requests, support and advice.
Working with the Support Officers has been very positive. They have all been approachable, accessible and extremely professional.

Kathryn John, Team Leader, Later Years
Mildura Specialist School

Interesting and fun

I really enjoy coming to AST. I have made new friends. People are friendly and kind. Trainers are supportive and classes are interesting and fun. I recommend AST as a great place to learn.