Initially set up by Rotary Dandenong in 1983, we at Gateway Industries have consistently been offering "real" employment options for people with disability. To our 54 employees, Gateway Industries has often been their last hope of securing work. Our nurturing and holistic approach provides the foundation for systematically addressing patterns of low expectation and low achievement in our employees. The result speaks for themselves - camaraderie, confidence, new skills, a sense of achievement and ability to reach their full potential.
Who we are .....
Gateway Industries is
an employer providing product and service to customers.
Complying with the requirements of the:
Commonwealth Disability Services Act
Victorian Disability Standards
Federal Disability Service Standards
FaHCSIA - The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
ADE - Australian disability Enterprise
Gateway provides training and employment to persons with disabilities enabling them to service customers. Gateway conforms to the requirements of the Disability Employment Service Quality Assurance requirements and with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 in regard to processing and servicing.
We are here to service and support our ‘employees with disability’ whilst providing them with an infrastructure and conditions equitable to other industries and sharing a Quality of Life with them.
To continue as an ADE, providing sustainable growth and giving opportunities and training for our workers, whilst maintaining strong customer support and financial viability
As mentioned in the Quality
Policy statement for Gateway, Quality of Life is vital
for us all.
Also, as a requirement, Gateway must have
a Quality Management System and practices that not only
help the employees and the business, but strive to
improve upon the working life at Gateway and beyond.
Gateway has implemented the necessary elements to
conform to the Disability Employment Services
requirements. In conjunction with this, the
International Standard AS/NZ ISO 9001:2008 Quality
Management Systems has been implemented to give a solid
base for all to work within and again improve upon.
The elements of this system will be continually shared
with employees through specific meetings and core group
trials are an important component of our programs.
Whenever possible, work trials are arranged in various
companies, to give the workers some insight into open
employment situations. These work trials depend on the
availability of work. A staff member supports the
workers, initially full time, then gradually withdraws
The continuing education component
gives workers academic training and broadens their
knowledge. It provides formal training for those
requiring academic skills pertaining to their desired
career. Subjects may be taken as a single component of
the Work Education Certificate or other courses offered
at TAFE, Skill Share Programs or Generic Services.
We also have in-house programs:
- Literacy &
- Environmental Health & Safety
COMMUNITY BASED GROUPS
Our community based training programs are operating
effectively. Experience shows that there are many
benefits derived from working in community based
competitive working environments.
programs cover Occupational Health and Safety, work
ethic, workplace communication, punctuality, social
skills and general communication skills. Also
understanding your rights and responsibilities in the