Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, Jason Clare, today announced the results of the Australian Government’s National Green Jobs Corps tender.
Mr Clare said nine National Green Jobs Corps providers will deliver the National Green Jobs Corps program across the country over the next two years.
“I look forward to seeing the innovative green projects they will deliver in local communities across Australia,” Mr Clare said.
“These projects will make environmental improvements now and help develop green skills that will increasingly be needed in the labour market of the future.”
The successful tenderers for the program are:
- Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers (NSW/ACT, QLD, TAS)
- Central Victorian Training Company Ltd (VIC)
- Greening Australia (South Australia) Inc (SA)
- HETA Incorporated (SA, NT)
- Job Futures Ltd (NSW/ACT, QLD, VIC, WA)
- MAXNetwork Pty Ltd (NSW/ACT, QLD, VIC, TAS)
- Mission Australia (VIC)
- Peedac Pty Ltd (WA)
- Skills Training Employment Program Incorporated (NSW/ACT).
National Green Jobs Corps will give young unemployed Australians aged 17 to 24 the opportunity to develop skills through work experience in environmental or cultural heritage projects.
The program is targeted at young Australians most vulnerable in the current environment, especially those who have not obtained a year 12 or equivalent qualification.
Participants in the National Green Jobs Corps will undertake at least 130 hours of accredited training leading to a nationally recognised qualification.
An open tender process was conducted by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
This followed an extensive consultation process between the Australian Government, employment services providers, community groups and industry.
Further information on National Green Jobs Corps is available at www.deewr.gov.au/ngjc.