The Exchange at Atherstone

We connect local people to local jobs and training

The Exchange is an employment and skilling initiative based within Lendlease’s Atherstone estate in Cobblebank, Victoria. The Exchange facilitates the link between local people and local jobs, training and skills development opportunities, whilst working closely with local companies within the City of Melton and surrounding western suburbs of Melbourne to assist them in finding the right staff.

Helping local people

The Exchange works to provide local people with access to real job opportunities across a diverse range of industries, including health and hospital related services; civil construction; building and trades; retail; administration and hospitality. Our Facebook page is regularly updated and lists current employment and training opportunities, as well as event and general information.

Helping local employers

The Exchange helps local employers to access local people that are suited to their vacancies. By working with employers, we can identify skills gaps, and co-ordinate quality training and skills development opportunities to further develop local people and local existing workforces. In addition to training and development opportunities, The Exchange works with employers to advertise vacancies, understand pre-employment requirements, screen candidates and offer employers a local space to conduct job interviews or information sessions.

If you are an employer and wanting to speak to someone about the assistance The Exchange can offer, please contact us directly and we can arrange a time to meet with you to discuss your needs.

The Exchange is a FREE SERVICE.

To register and for further information click here.

The Exchange is a Lendlease initiative delivered in partnership with Melton City Council.

Opening Hours


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The Exchange is operated on behalf of Lendlease by MatchWorks and genU. 

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm – walk ins are welcome, just ask for us at reception.

Phone: (03) 9252 2259
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Exchange is located at Western BACE, a not-for-profit Business Hub/Incubator which you can visit at 222 Ferris Road, Cobblebank 333

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Why “Local Jobs for Local People”?

The Exchange is a Lendlease initiative that seeks to grow a strong and sustainable community from the ground up. Employment is a critical element of what makes society function, and it is a key component to supporting a happy life for individuals and their families.

People moving into a masterplanned community are often establishing a life in a new location, away from friends, family and work. Often it is difficult for residents to break the cycle of long commutes to jobs that are located away from their new home. If we don’t break this cycle, we miss out on all the other benefits of moving into our new community – spending more time with family, investing in community life, groups & clubs; etc. All of these things contribute to a resilient and vibrant community.

By working locally, we can spend more time doing the things we love - rather than sitting in traffic congestion or on crowded public transport getting to work. By working locally we also help to grow the skills base of the Melton area, and support diversity in the local economy – this helps grow the future of work in the local area, and the opportunities for generations to come.

It often takes time for training and higher education (TAFE / University) to be delivered in materplanned communities, if at all. When access to training and skilling remains a long drive or bus/train ride away, this may be enough of a barrier to commence upskilling for some people. The Exchange provides access to local training through our partner organisations, with everything from certificate level to Diploma level training delivered right here at Atherstone, and nearby.

Providing local training also helps to change the skills profile of the area, which in turn provides people with the opportunity to respond to new demands of industry and to access employment created by the current boom in certain sectors like health, construction and building.