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In 2015 ECHO was awarded an Australian Government contract to deliver jobactive services as part of the AMES Consortium. This Consortium is made up of four jobactive Organisations:
  •   AMES
  •   SkillsPlus
  •   ECHO Australia Inc
  •   Wesley Mission Victoria.

The AMES Consortium is one of the largest jobactive Organisations to deliver services across all Employment regions in metropolitan Melbourne.

Echo has the following sites that provide jobactive services:
    •   Cranbourne
    •   Greensborough
    •   Ringwood
    •   Narre Warren
    •   Wantirna South
    •   Windsor

The main objective of jobactive is to promote stronger workforce participation.

This service provides personalised help to disadvantaged job seekers and linking with employers to better target local needs and provide greater access to training, work experience and job opportunities.

Job Seeker

Your jobactive provider will:

    •   work with you to develop your Job Plan.
    •   refer you to suitable jobs
    •   help you with wage subsidies or relocation assistance (where appropriate)
    •   keep in contact with you and your employer once you have started a job
    •   treat you fairly and with respect in a culturally sensitive way

Services may include:
    •   Assistance writing a resume
    •   Accessing work experience opportunities
    •   Assistance to gain new skills or qualifications
    •   Assistance to overcome other barriers to employment

ECHO also works with local employers, registered training organisations, local governments, community and health organisations to help you achieve your employment goal.


Our free recruitment services can assist Employers with individual or multiple vacancies. We work across all industries with all types of Employers and tailor our service to your specific business needs.

The AMES Consortium can provide you with a skilled, diverse workforce that mirrors your local community and customer base. Our client pool covers all of metropolitan Melbourne and includes workers from all skill levels, ranging from skilled professionals to entry level manufacturing roles, enabling us to fulfil employer vacancy requirements of all types. We match employers with dependable, motivated clients from all backgrounds! Speak with us today about how our tailored recruitment services can help your business grow.

We provide:
    •   Employees who are trained in particular industries
    •   Recruitment advice
    •   Candidate screening and short listing
    •   Skills training for job seekers at all levels to suit your business needs
    •   Access to the Australian Government JobSearch website to find staff, advertise your vacancies and view workforce and recruitment information.

ECHO services are designed to be flexible and responsive to your business needs.

More information

For more information on jobactive contact Echo Australia Inc or go to the Department of Employment website at