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The August 2006 edition of our newsletter, Youth Field Xpress, is now online.

Employment and training

Australian government initiatives

Federal Government guide to training resources for young people
See their page of useful links for school-leavers.

  • Career and Transition (CAT) Pilots
    An initiative of the Australian Government, the CAT Pilot tests and evaluates innovative ways of improving the quality of career information and advice to all young people including students and those who have left school. The pilot has been designed to enhance, complement and build upon existing career and transition services in local communities. The aim is to bring these services together and develop new strategies in order to deliver timely, accurate and relevant information to young people. (More details)
  • The POEM Pilot initiative provides young people who are disconnected from mainstream schooling with another chance at learning through flexible and accredited education and training options delivered in supported community settings. (More details )
  • Job Placement, Employment and Training (JPET)
    The Job Placement, Employment and Training (JPET) program is aimed at assisting students and unemployed young people aged 15-21 years (with priority to be given to those aged 15 to 19), who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
    See the JPET program guidelines.
  • Jobs Pathway Programme
    JPP helps young people who have left school, or are thinking about leaving school, to find work, further education or training.
    Jobs Pathway aims to stop young people becoming unemployed by offering all sorts of services and advice. Also see their related links page.
  • My Future is a collection of links to sites with advice on career choice and job search preparation.
  • the source is the Australian Government Youth Bureau's site for young people and includes some advice on jobs.
  • The Job Guide is produced by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). It helps you find out what different jobs involve, what study or training you need and the job prospects in your area of choice.
  • Also see:
    • Australian Government Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business
      JOB JUICE is a site for school-leavers entering the work force.
    • Centrelink
      Web site: http://www.centrelink.gov.au
      Centrelink is a statutory authority which provides through its Centrelink Customer Service Centres a range of customer services for a range of Australian Government departments.
    • Job Network
      JOB NETWORK is a national network of private, community and government organisations dedicated to finding jobs for unemployed people, particularly the long-term unemployed.


Non-government employment initiatives

Non-government organisations: employment initiatives

  • Dusseldorp Skills Forum
    Web site: http://www.dsf.org.au
    The DSF is an independent, non-profit association with a charter to stimulate innovative educational developments, to focus upon the importance of the work force in the continuing development of Australia, and to reach out to the wider community to promote the formation of skills and personal effectiveness, particularly in young people. DSF generates a wide range of publications, which are available on their web site.
  • ACTU Worksite for Schools
    Web site: http://www.worksite.actu.asn.au/
    The sections of this web site include: assignment help, fact sheets, quiz page and news as well as worksite and external links.
  • Job Watch
    This site has legal information for people residing in the state of Victoria (Australia)
  • Young Achievement Australia
    YAA is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit organisation which operates nationally through a network of State and regional offices and is affiliated internationally with Junior Achievement operations in over 100 countries around the world. YAA programs link education with business to provide young people with skills and knowledge to better equip them for their future working lives.
  • Youth2youth, a service for young people, has a useful page about employment contracts.