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Request for Tender Proposal for Activities for Local Jobs Program Local Recovery Fund 2021-2023
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The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is seeking responses to this Request for Proposal from entities including employers, employment services and training providers; and the community support and education sectors (respondents) interested in delivering Local Jobs Program Activities (LJP Activities) under the Local Jobs Program (LJP) 2021-2023 in 26 Employment Regions.
Announced on 1 September 2020, the Local Jobs Program was originally a two-year measure spanning across 25 Employment Regions in Australia. As part of the May 2021 Budget, the Australian Government announced the expansion of the program to cover all 51 Employment Regions in Australia and also extended the program to 30 June 2025.
The objectives of LJP Activities are to:
•enable local stakeholders to work in collaboration with their Facilitator and local Taskforce to design solutions to local issues regarding employment in their region and opportunities to better skill participants to meet local employer demand
•enable eligible participants in the jobactive (or any replacement services delivered under the New Employment Services Model) ParentsNext, Transition to Work, New Employment Services Trial, or Online Employment Services caseload to participate in activities
•connect other elements of the LJP for the ER and encourage collaboration to address one or more priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan(s), including LJP Activities which include in kind and/or complementary funding.
This RFP is inviting initiatives that assist job seekers into employment and/or training with a preference for projects that commence in 2022 and are completed by end June 2023.
Two information sessions will be held about this RFT on Monday 22 November and Monday 29 November at 3pm. Details about how to register are available in the RFT or at www.dese.gov.au/local-jobs-program.
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