Our companies and partners
Meet the group
Our unique business partnership model is founded on collaborations with international, national and local organisations (mainly not-for-profits) across employment services, education and training, and community development.
Each of our businesses has its own identity and benefits from connection at the local level to its own communities as well as access to the shared services of the group.
AngusKnight Pty Ltd
AngusKnight Pty Ltd is the holding company for the group. 100% Australian-owned, it was co-founded in 1991 by Duncan Angus. Angus Knight provides services in three key areas:
Jobfind Centres Australia
Jobfind is the employment services subsidiary of AngusKnight Pty Ltd. The company has been providing 5-star integrated services since 1998, delivering life-changing opportunities for individuals and committed workers for employers, across job placement, training, wellbeing and post-employment support.
Jobfind operates nationwide, with significant ties across Melbourne.
Working closely with thousands of employers, Jobfind’s key focus is on the long-term unemployed, people living with disability, First Nations, young and mature-aged people. It is contracted to deliver services to over 120,000 clients through its jobactive, Disability Employment Services (DES), ParentsNext, NDIS, Time to Work (TWES), Career Transition Assistance and other programs which are Australian Government initiatives delivered by a national network of organisations. An industry leader, it has one of the strongest track records for keeping people in jobs for more than six months.
Jobfind services also include Healthfind, its unique allied health offering available to job seekers, especially those facing mental health challenges.
Joblife Employment supports people with a disability, injury or illness through the Australian Government’s Disability Employment Services (DES) program. Formed in 2018, Joblife is a joint venture between Angus Knight and disability support provider Life without Barriers. It is 50% owned by Angus Knight and operates under its own Board of Directors.
Joblife services around 50 communities across Australia, with specially trained employment consultants who are highly skilled in disability employment services. They help job seekers find enjoyable, sustainable work and partner with employers to help them find great candidates.
Real Futures is a leader in creating real change and real growth for Australia’s First Nations peoples through its delivery of Disability Employment Services (DES), Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC), and the Community Development Program (CDP) to provide high-quality training and employment in regional and remote Australia.
Certified by Supply Nation as a majority-owned Indigenous company, Real Futures is led by an Indigenous Chair and Indigenous CEO, with around 90% of its employees identifying as Indigenous Australians. AngusKnight Pty Ltd is a proud minority shareholder.
Real Futures is also partnering with UN Women to host the Women’s Business: 2nd Chance (WBSC) Hub, a ground-breaking pilot program in Western Sydney that aims to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have access to opportunities for quality learning, entrepreneurship and employment outcomes through education and vocational training.
Jobs 22 is an innovative joint venture founded by Angus Knight and Catch22, a not-for-profit social business based in the UK.
Jobs 22 represents a new breed of employability provider in the UK, reflecting the depth of experience and strong social values of its partners to provide a compassionate and commercial approach to getting people back to work.
The company is contracted to deliver services to 110,000 unemployed clients as part of the Restart Scheme for the UK Department for Work & Pensions.
Angus Knight Institute
Angus Knight Institute (AKI) is the training and education division of the Angus Knight Group, dedicated to empowering people by equipping them with the skills they need for the jobs they want.
AKI makes access to training easy and cost effective for both people and businesses, working with students and employers every day to help unlock government funding programs where possible.
AKI owns three of Australia’s leading registered training organisations providing over 60 certificate, diploma and short courses in face-to-face and online environments across a wide cross section of industries, throughout Australia. These RTOs are Learning Sphere (RTO: 91718), Angus Knight Learning (RTO: 41046) and VFA Learning (RTO #22360).
As part of the Angus Knight Group, AKI has the unique ability to link training with potential employers, opening up a range of placement and employment prospects for AKI students.
An accredited UK learning provider offering funded and unfunded qualifications and apprenticeships in Childcare, Early Years Education, Hairdressing, and Beauty for individuals and businesses across London and England. It is 100% owned by Angus Knight.
RISE (Remote Indigenous Sustainable Enterprises) is a provider of the Australian Government’s Community Development Program (CDP) in Katherine, Northern Territory, and in Kowanyama/ Pormpuraaw, Queensland.
The company provides training and employment pathways for local people as well as developing business enterprises for long-term employment and economic impact. Through consultation with traditional owners and local organisations in each region, RISE Ventures identifies activities that engage communities and youth, provide training and employment, build local capacity and enhance community life.
RISE Ventures is 100% owned by Angus Knight.
RN Employment Services
RN Employment Services (formerly Rise Ngurratjuta) is a joint venture between RISE Ventures and Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation (a registered not-for-profit). The partnership was forged out of a meeting of values and goals to bring quality services and better outcomes to the local people of the region.
RN Employment Services provides Community Development Program (CDP) participants in the Southwest Alice, North and Barkly regions of the Northern Territory with skills and opportunities for training and employment, as well as building leadership skills in young people, nurturing small business enterprises and supporting social infrastructure.
Nyirrunggulung-Rise is a joint venture between the Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation (a registered charity) and RISE Ventures, delivering the Community Development Program (CDP) in the central Arnhem region of the Northern Territory, including Beswick, Barunga, Binjai, Bulman and Manyallaluk.
Nyirrunggulung means ‘working together’ and Nyirrunggulung-Rise creates job opportunities, provides training and supports social infrastructure, building community hubs to nurture small business enterprises.
RISE Community Art
RISE Community Art provides an e-commerce marketplace for First Nations artists in remote Australia to showcase and sell their art, with 100% of all sales revenue received by the artist. RISE Community Art is a registered charity.
Partnerships are our business
Angus Knight businesses also have extensive partnerships with government, employers, industry and community organisations, and we are always looking for productive ways to work together with others.