Consultation now open: Skills for Education and Employment Program – First Nations delivery

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is seeking comment on a grants process and guidelines for the provision of service for Stream 2 of its redesigned Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program, launching later this year.

Stream 2 of the SEE Program aims to cater specifically to First Nations people and community organisations. This stream will allocate funds to place-based, whole of community projects, that address the English language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills (LLND) training needs of First Nations communities. These projects will be delivered through partnerships between First Nations organisations and Registered Training Organisations or Adult Community Education providers.

Participants of the program will have the valuable opportunity to enhance their reading, writing, language, and digital skills. Additionally, participants may benefit from increased cultural, social, and emotional well-being, as well as empowerment and self-fulfilment.

The Program’s impact extends to the economic development of First Nations communities. It supports the overarching goal of Closing the Gap, by improving LLND skills and barriers to education and training for First Nations people.

The Department is now inviting comments on the draft guidelines for the SEE Program Stream 2 Scoping and Delivery grants.

Visit the Consultation Hub for more information and submit your feedback.

Date for submissions has been extended to AEDT 6:00pm 19 March 2024.