Equality and harmony at NOVA Transition Bankstown

We run a collaborative and harmonious program at Bankstown NOVA Transition.

All trainees have an equal say about how we run the program, which includes work experience, industry visits, group activities and guest speakers.

The young men and women currently training to become job ready at NOVA Bankstown come from a diverse mix of cultural backgrounds, including Mauritian, Lebanese, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, as well as third-generation Australian. They get along splendidly, and love to discuss football, politics, current affairs, sports and general topics. 

Religious diversity is respected here at Bankstown, with practising Muslims, Christians and Buddhists among us. To better understand each other we’ve researched all of the trainees’ cultures and religions. This information is displayed on our project wall. As a group we talk about different cultural events and cook various dishes to celebrate each trainee’s significant cultural days and seasons.

 Bankstown trainees love work experience. Through the various placements they gain a wide variety of workplace skills and begin to understand the different job options available to them. Some of the local businesses that support NOVA through provided work experience placements include:

  • News Limited

  • Flower Power

  • Strathfield Car Radios

  • McDonalds

  • Bankstown Sports Club

  • Bankstown Art Gallery

  • El Telegraph.

Industry visits are another favourite activity for our trainees. So far this year, we have been to the Australian Barista School in Sydney, McDonald’s and Krispy Krème Donuts. Guest speakers have included a police officer, our local member of parliament and an introductory first aid course with St John Ambulance.

Bankstown trainees are expected to wear neat and tidy clothes. In doing so, they practise being ready for work. They’re presentable for anything that may come up, such as a work experience interview, a guest speaker or an appointment with their employment consultant.


Want to focus your attention on finding employment? Contact NOVA Transition Bankstown:

Level 1 Unit 10–14
398 Chapel Road

Ph: (02) 8713 9900


Bankstown graduates, 2015

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