The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Data-driven Job Opportunities for Young Carers Project

Category Carers of People with Disabilities

Status Closed

State/Territory Western Australia

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a restricted non-competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Try, Test and Learn Fund: Data-driven Job Opportunities for Young Carers Project from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

This project seeks to increase young carers’ readiness for participation in employment or education and to support young carers to engage in employment or education in order to transition away from welfare. This project will be accessible to all young carers in the trial location who are aged 18-25 and receiving the Carer Payment, with some young carers specifically targeted for enrolment based on their likely capacity to work and job relevant skills. The cohort to be supported contributes significantly to the wellbeing of their loved ones and our communities. Due to their caring responsibilities, they are at increased risk of long-term welfare dependence. This risk needs to be addressed in order for young carers to live fulfilled lives and achieve their aspirations. The project will assist young carers by providing training and support to increase their job readiness while giving them access to guaranteed job opportunities sourced by the service provider through existing relationships with business and government. It will use an online platform, data analytics and augmented intelligence, and employer relationships to: analyse participants’ skills, interests and capabilities as well as available job opportunities and employers; match young carers to available jobs that are aligned to their interests and capabilities; offer targeted pre-employment training and individualised services to assist them to be successful in their new roles; support young carers into guaranteed six month job opportunities with large employers; provide six months of flexible post-job placement support to increase their likelihood of success; and feed data on outcomes into the augmented intelligence platform to improve future matches.

More information

More information about the services under the Try, Test and Learn Fund: Data-driven Job Opportunities for Young Carers Project and their delivery, as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines

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Grant Opportunity Documents