About us

The MEF is a community led initiative that builds on partnerships within the African Australian community and with government and business to achieve better employment outcomes for African Australians.

Our Objectives

The MEF aims to help all members of the Melbourne community improve their work-related skills and experience, whether you are looking for work, applying for work or are currently employed. Through our forum we connect members of the community together to share their experience, helpful tips about employment and information about current jobs or availabilities.

Our Vision

The Melbourne Employment Forum is a leader in fostering innovative and collaborative partnerships with business, employment services and agencies to achieve improved employment outcomes for African Australians in Melbourne.

Our Mission

The Melbourne Employment Forum connects with community leaders, government, training bodies, job and support services and business to improve pathways that lead to employment outcomes for African Australians in Melbourne.

Our Values

The Melbourne Employment Forum encourages:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Honesty

Focus Areas

Four focus areas will direct a series of strategic objectives designed to provide opportunities to build the capability of African Australians and increase employment outcomes by:

  • Promoting the strengths and needs of African Australians
  • Presenting pathways into employment through education, training and work experience
  • Partnering with employers to improve awareness and increased opportunities
  • Piloting innovative, entrepreneurial and collaborative projects