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OCTEC started as a two person youth service in Orange (Central West NSW) back in 1976 and has grown to be an award-winning service provider operating across large parts of NSW, the ACT and Victoria. OCTEC has delivered every major government-funded employment services program since its inception including CYSS (Community Youth Support Scheme), SkillShare and Job Network.


  • 1976: Commenced with support of Orange City Council
  • 1977: Funded as Community Youth Support Scheme (CYSS) in Orange
  • 1989: Started Community Service and Health training with UnitingCare Ageing
  • 1990: State government mature workers program and Telstra Best of Health Contract
  • 1991: State government disability employment programs and federal youth service funded
  • 1992: Federal disablility employment program for competitive employment
  • 1995: ESRA Case management for Indigenous, youth and mature workers; Attained Registered Training Organisation status, commences labour hire, LEAP
  • 1996: State government funding for Indigenous employment and post-release support, supported accommodation for youth, began Huntley Berry Farm
  • 1997: Co-wrote with industry partner and had accredited, one of Australias first Certificate III in Aged Care Work for Assistance in Nursing
  • 1998: Job-Network Community Work Coordinator contracts awarded
  • 2001: Federal government ‘Networking the Nation’ Program
  • 2004: Federal Health and Ageing aged care training

While OCTEC remains a provider of youth and employment services, we now deliver a much wider range of services:

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Orange Old Town Hall with snow on the ground