The Indigenous Youth Employment Program is designed to support students into viable career pathways.  Students may participate in part-time work while they’re still at school, undertake a School-based Traineeship during Year 11 and 12, or commence a post-school Apprenticeship when they finish Year 12. 

School-based Traineeships include:

  • 1 day a week paid employment at a traineeship wage
  • 1 day a week TAFE (or other training provider) in a Certificate Level course                                 appropriate to your child’s work place
  • Continuing engagement in school to gain a High School Certificate


What CONNECT will do to support your child:


  • Provide work-readiness workshops and support to prepare your child for work
  • Identify part-time employment, Traineeship or Apprenticeship opportunities with a local     employer
  • Support your child to balance work, TAFE, and keeping up with school assignments (for         part-time employment or School-based Traineeships)
  • Support your child to adjust to full-time work if they commence a post-school                          Apprenticeship
  • Provide ongoing mentoring to address any issues which may create obstacles for your           child’s successful engagement with employment and training

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or want to know more about the Indigenous Youth Employment Program:

Paul Dooner - 0409 450 311        Jenny Morgan - 0407 229 479

Funded by the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, Jobs Land and Economy Program Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet