"helping communities"


SMYL helps people and local communities to make a positive change for their future. We provide personal support, counselling, mentoring, advocacy and referral services in Perth and towns and communities throughout regional and remote WA.


The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need to get the job they want by improving their language, reading, writing, maths and digital skills. The program provides up to 2 years of FREE training. SMYL delivers SEE in Bunbury, Busselton, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Esperance, Geraldton and Karratha. SMYL – SEE caters to various groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth, people with disabilities, mature aged people, and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a free service to help eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants with low English levels to improve their English language skills and settle into Australia. Learning English will help you to participate more fully in Australian life. You will learn new skills to help you work and make friends in Australia. When you are in an AMEP class, free childcare is available for children under school age. SMYL has free Creche facilities at all centres. For migrants receiving Centrelink payments, learning English in the AMEP may meet some or all of your mutual obligation requirements.​

ParentsNext supports parents and carers who receive Parenting Payment to plan and prepare for work by the time their youngest child reaches school age. Support includes help with developing skills, training or work experience, help arranging financial support for job preparation skills, training and other work-related expenses or connecting to local support services such as counselling.

Foundation skills are fundamental to a person’s participation in the workplace, the community and in education and training.

They are a combination of language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) skills and employability skills.

SMYL is an approved sponsor for the Work and Development Permit Scheme and can assist you to apply for a Work and Development Permit (WDP). WDP is an alternative way to pay off your fines through different activities within the community.

Activities may include:

unpaid work
medical or mental or health
and much more

Get in touch today to relieve yourself of the burden.

SMYL is committed to protecting your privacy and information. All data is stored responsibly, with industry best practices observed and security front and centre in our thinking.

To that end, SMYL is certified as compliant with the ISO 27001 Information Security standard and the DESE Information Security Systems Scheme.