Call for providers to deliver new $1.5b remote jobs program
The Australian Government has begun the process of selecting providers for the new $1.5 billion Remote Jobs and Communities Program to deliver a more integrated and flexible approach to employment and participation services in remote Australia.
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Julie Collins, has called for expressions of interest from service providers to deliver the program when it begins on 1 July next year.
“The new program will deliver better training and support to get local people into jobs and ensure people who are not working are participating in activities that contribute to developing strong and sustainable communities,” Ms Collins said.
Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, said the EOI was designed to give small, local organisations the best opportunity to participate. “We want to see as many local Indigenous organisations delivering the new program as possible. That is why we have committed $15 million to help build the capacity of potential providers.”
“We have also made it a requirement of the selection process, that applicants demonstrate their connection to communities in the regions, as well as their capacity to deliver the services required,” Ms Macklin said.Tweet