Empowering YOUth Initiatives in your state/territory
Empowering YOUth Initiatives are operating across Australia. Initiatives range from developing a gamification app, getting careers information from a travelling caravan, working in a social enterprise or getting hands on building skills on a practical training site.
Select your state/territory on the map below to find a list of the Empowering YOUth Initiatives being delivered in your state/territory.
Empowering YOUth Initiative delivered Australia-wide
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Headspace is a national youth mental health foundation. This initiative provides intensive vocational assistance to young people through a digital platform. It focuses on promoting a healthy mental state and connecting with local employers and the workforce.
Young Indigenous people, early school leavers and young people in regional centres with mild to moderate mental health issues.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives in NSW
NSW Business Chamber
Skillsroad Show engages with local communities to tackle youth unemployment by sourcing local opportunities for young people. A travelling caravan will be visiting 70 towns across New South Wales to provide careers advice to young people.
NSW regional areas.
Young people in regional NSW.
Productivity Bootcamp in Construction
Graceades Community Cottage
Productivity Bootcamp in Construction provides a mix of industry-based construction and building training. Participants will gain accreditation by completing hands on practical training at a building site training centre where they learn skills from experienced and qualified tradespeople.
South West and Western Sydney.
Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse young people and socially disadvantaged young people.
Youth at Work
Settlement Services International
Youth at Work focuses on helping young migrants and refugees keep their jobs by mentoring employees and working with employers to break down the cultural barriers that prevent sustained employment.
South West Sydney and Greater Western Sydney.
Recently arrived culturally and linguistically diverse migrants or refugees.
Utilising the high profile and role models from the Sydney Kings Basketball team, disengaged young are encouraged to take part in a variety of events, coaching and mentoring, job placements and leadership programs.
Redfern, Canterbury Bankstown, Blxacktown and Parramatta.
Recently arrived culturally and linguistically diverse migrants or refugees.
NextGEN Digital Development
Kiama Community College
Young people in this initiative have access to supported training and paid work to encourage interest and employability in the ICT area through the Digital Business Hub social enterprise.
Wollongong, Shellharbour, Nowra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan.
Young people at risk of long term unemployment, including young people with Asperger’s syndrome or related conditions.
Career Club with Brisbane Broncos
Brisbane Broncos Rugby League
Run by the Brisbane Broncos, this initiative engages with young people, focusing on increasing their retention rates at school and employment prospects. This is achieved through case management (including families), skills training, careers assistance and intensive support.
Lismore and Ballina.
Indigenous young people and early school leavers.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives in QLD
Driving School Social Enterprise
Fraser Coast Training Employment Support Service
Driving School Social Enterprise connects young people with a driving school business and provides them with opportunities to undertake work experience and accredited training, and work towards earning their drivers’ licences.
Gympie, Maryborough, Hervey Bay/Pialba, Bundaberg, Biggenden/Gayndah and Cherbourg.
Young people from disadvantaged and Indigenous backgrounds.
This flexible 12 week program provides participants with real life experience in the hospitality industry through accredited training, motivating activities and support from industry mentors. Participants will also take part in the development of an interactive gamification app to support learning activities.
Young people aged 15-24 from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives in WA
Swim for Life
YMCA Perth and Community Services
Swim for Life develops the employability of young people through training to become graduates of the lifeguard program. Successful graduates will be guaranteed an offer of casual employment.
South Hedland, Geraldton, Narrogin and Albany.
Indigenous young people.
Participants of this initiative receive pre- and post-employment support and training, and undertake a range of work experience placements. This includes placements with external employers within a trades-based community refurbishment project and taking part as an employee in an aquaponics social enterprise.
Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Great Southern Employment Development Committee
Participants of this initiative will gain causal employment in enterprises of bee keeping or garlic cropping with professional mentoring and development sessions to develop their skills and attributes. Participants are given ownership of their enterprise and the opportunity to make decisions about sales, promotion and marketing, how they farm, and business ethics. Another feature of this program is that young people are offered training to become translators or interpreters.
Albany and Katanning.
Young people from disadvantaged and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives in NT
Becoming a Worker
Top End Group Training
Young school aged people living in regions of the Northern Territory have the opportunity to complete a Certificate I in Business, participate in work experience opportunities and be placed into employment or school-based apprenticeships or traineeships.
Katherine, Tennant Creek and Gunbalanya.
Young people aged 15 to 18 years enrolled in school and in alternate educational programs who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives in SA
Brain Injury SA
This 10 week program supports young people with acquired brain injuries gain skills and confidence to connect into employment, education and their community. SSAYiT provides ongoing support to participants which includes mentoring sessions with psychologists and vocational consultants, and training modules on work skills and personal life issues.
Young people with a traumatic brain injury or disability that impacts cognitive functioning.
Eyre Peninsula Journey to Work
This initiative supports young Indigenous people to build their cultural identity and self confidence, and connect with strong Indigenous community role models. Young people have the opportunity to take part in cultural on-country retreats, connect with local employers and are assisted to obtain their drivers’ licence.
Eyre Peninsula including Port Lincoln, Whyalla Norrie and Ceduna.
Young Indigenous people.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives in TAS
20 in 2020
Using art, digital technologies and performance platforms, this initiative increases the employability and community connections for young people in rural areas of northern Tasmania.
Young people in disadvantaged communities, particularly young women.
Empowering YOUth Initiatives in VIC
20Squared is a prototype multimedia game which allows young people to experience working with virtual clients and customers and to resolve work issues in the health care sector. Young people are provided training related to digital products and the prototype is developed by ICT experts. Young people are also given work-ready training, work experience placements with health care employers and intense training in the health care sector.
Melbourne, Colac and Broadmeadows, Victoria.
Young people in disadvantaged communities particularly young women.
Geelong Ethnic Communities Council
This 12 month program provides young people with career counselling, employability skills training, mentoring from an employee of a local industry and opportunities to undertake work experience.
Young people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background who are currently unemployed or in school or further education.
Youth Spark IT
Participants of this initiative receive support to gain Certificate level qualifications, training and paid traineeships in the information technology industry. Western BACE partners with Microsoft and other IT industry leaders.