Transition Funding for Successful Try, Test and Learn Projects
Up to $10 million in funding for the Transition Funding for Successful Try, Test and Learn Projects program has been provided through the 2021-22 Federal Budget. This new measure provides grant funding for projects that demonstrated success under the Try, Test and Learn Fund, in supporting and assisting key cohorts of people to re-enter the workforce and to reduce welfare dependence.
Building on the success of their Try, Test and Learn Fund project and project evidence to date, these projects target people at greatest disadvantage in the current labour market. The priority groups are at-risk youth, carers, young parents, young students (former students who have moved from study to unemployment), migrants and refugees, older unemployed people and women at risk of long-term unemployment.
This new initiative will support projects to deliver employment outcomes for vulnerable Australians most at risk of long-term unemployment and long-term welfare dependence during Australia’s economic recovery. Funding for projects will be linked to demonstrable outcomes ensuring the best return on investment for the Australians that these projects support.
More information about the funded projects
- Build and Grow Project (delivered by Productivity Bootcamp Pty Ltd): Supports at-risk young people aged between 16 and 24 years to develop vocational and personal skills and obtain qualifications in the building industry. The project will support an estimated 148 participants in Western Sydney. Total funding amount is up to $1,232,000 (GST exclusive).
- Employer-led Refugee Employment Project (delivered by Community Corporate Pty Ltd): Aims to improve employment outcomes for migrants and refugees aged between 18 and 60 years and disadvantaged youth aged between 17 and 24 years through targeted training and mentored work experience. The project will assist an estimated 150 participants residing in Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Total funding amount is up to $1,032,000 (GST exclusive).
- The Work Work Project (delivered by Two Good Foundation Limited): Develops employment pathways via training and experience in the hospitality industry for disadvantaged women who have experienced significant traumas such as domestic violence, homeless or risk of homelessness, or who have experienced a long period of unemployment. The project will assist an estimated 38 women across Sydney. Total funding amount is up to $1,332,000 (GST exclusive).
- Women’s Employment into Action (delivered by Australian Migrant Resource Centre Incorporated): Aims to increase workforce participation by providing culturally appropriate training and support for migrants and refugees aged 16 to 64 years, including humanitarian entrants in their first five years of life in Australia, predominantly women but a small number of men and youth, who have been unemployed for at least six of the last twelve months. The project will assist an estimated 100 participants in metropolitan South Australia. Total funding amount is up to $1,102,000 (GST exclusive).
- Carer’s Connect to Education and Employment (delivered by AMA Services (W.A.) Pty Ltd): Aims to assist working-age carers aged 16 to 65 years into accredited training, study or support that sets them on pathways towards work in a health-related or other industries with skill shortages. The project will assist an estimated 70 participants in Western Australia. Total funding amount is up to $632,000 (GST exclusive).
- Sonder Employment Solutions Project (delivered by Adelaide Northern Division of General Practice Limited): Aims to improve outcomes for migrants and refugees aged between 16 and 64 years with complex psychosocial barriers to employment. The project will assist an estimated 200 participants in South Australia. Total funding amount is up to $2,092,000 (GST exclusive).
- Train and Care (delivered by Apprenticeships Are Us Limited): Aims to assist young parents and other vulnerable people under 25 years to transition into work by skills development and financial assistance to cover any upfront or gap childcare costs. The project will assist an estimated 120 participants in metropolitan New South Wales. Total funding amount is up to $992,000 (GST exclusive).
More information on Try, Test and Learn Fund projects can be found on the Try, Test and Learn Fund page