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About Us

Strengthening the social fabric of Australia

REDISCOVER. Reskill. Reboot.

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Our Story

Over the past 5 years, Reboot Australia via MACFORCE Australia has provided Mining, Construction and Resource industry information and employment opportunities to reintegrating individuals within WA, QLD and VIC Corrective Services. What originally started as an opportunity to provide information to a minority group during a national skills shortage, quickly developed into an untapped talent pool. Upon deeper review, we began to understand the role that employment had in breaking the cyclical nature many ex-offenders found themselves.

Over this time, we built rapport with prisoners through honest, open and eye-to-eye communication, a trait many craved. We created a blueprint for identifying in-prison talent, built a process to overcome individuals' reintegration challenges and continued to break down the stigma of employing ex-offenders. Our unique and refreshing approach and the trust we’ve built inspired ex-offenders of the possibility of employment post-release. Soon, in-prison information sessions and one-on-one interviews were full. The word had got around and candidates began coming from all avenues. Whether it was from inmates within prison walls or recently released members of society through Workforce Australia, direct from the community or via reintegration services statewide, people wanting a second chance reached out.


As we shared and employed, we developed an understanding of the challenges each prisoner faced upon release and gaining employment. We learnt the ins and outs of the reintegration process, built relationships with key stakeholders and became reintegration employment experts. Our industry knowledge and connection to job opportunities helped us see the gaps within the system. We could see the industry crying out for skilled labour amidst a national skills shortage and an entire stream of candidates seeking a second chance through employment.

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Our Team.

Our Mentors.

Our lived experience mentors have walked the path. They have created a version of themselves that sometimes never felt achievable. They have worked through their challenges, broken down barriers, and created a new life roadmap. Their Reboot experience is one they share with others looking for direction post-release. Their role is to inspire, build hope, lead, develop resilience and guide someone along a path they've walked.

Our Ambassadors.

Ambassadors of Reboot Australia. Visionary champions who not only endorse but profoundly comprehend the social and community value of our mission. Together, we create impact. We create pathways. We create opportunities. We create hope, understanding and freedom. Our ambassadors advise, lead and care deeply about the reintegration journey. 

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