"We feel safe because Daystar is here."

Aiden Sarah Redfern High School student

Daystar iCareer

"Changing the rising tide of youth unemployment and supporting our youth to find their way into sustainable employment"

iCareer is an intensive career pathways program linking young and disengaged job seekers who reside in the Fairfield region to training and employment. Under the leadership of Daystar Foundation, iCareer combines the specialist services of:

  • Student Employment Options a career recruitment firm
  • iCasework a Holistic, Strength Based, Person Centred support service for Young People and their families assisting participants to help break down barriers and achieve long term sustainable outcomes
  • The Lighthouse Project life/ image/ etiquette coaching


iCareer offers a unique employment transition program whose philosophy is to assist youth gain and maintain employment and avoid the social exclusion associated with unemployment and inactivity.  The initiative has received funding from DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Private Funding.

iCareer offers....

  • Career advice and pathways
  • Cover letter and resume writing skills
  • Interview skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Links to training and real jobs
  • Motivational training
  • Life/ social skills training
  • Customer service training
  • Communication skills
  • Image, grooming and presentation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • How to overcome barriers, challenges and fears
  • Expanding comfort zones
  • How to increase self- esteem and confidence
  • What employers are looking for?
  •  How to maintain employment
  • One on one casework
  • On-going casework support
  • Home visits
  • School visits
  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral assistance
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