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Reconnect Program

The Reconnect program assists participants to overcome the barriers preventing them from engaging in education, training and employment and provides support for further study or employment pathways, at no charge. Once registered in the program, participants receive one on one support for up to 18 months, to ensure that any barriers and blocks that may impact their progress can be minimised.

Advance is a Reconnect provider and can:

– undertake outreach and engagement activities to locate, engage and attract disengaged people experiencing disadvantage back into a learning environment;
– assess the learning and non-learning needs of Reconnect participants and develop an agreed learning plan to transition participants into further training or employment;
– coordinate and provide access to wrap around support services that help participants minimise barriers to start and stay in training;
– design and support a pathway out of the program into further training, study or employment;
– assist with costs associated with barriers into education, training and employment.

Who can access Reconnect?

– Young people aged between 17- 19 years not engaged in education or training for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week).
– Mature participants aged between 20-64 years; Unemployed for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week) and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week)
– Young people (17 to 24 years of age) who have been, or are currently on, Youth Justice Orders.
– Out of Home Care: Aged 17-64: A person that has a current or previous experience with Child Protection.
– Asylum Seekers aged 17 – 64:
individuals or dependants of individuals who meet the following criteria:
– ~ hold any humanitarian, protection of refugee visa in Australia; or
– ~ have applied for a humanitarian, protection or refugee visa and hold a bridging visa for this purpose; or
– ~ have made an application under s. 417 or s.48b of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) which is yet to be determined and hold a bridging visa.
– (Individuals must have a visa with study rights, and work rights are required for programs that include work placement).

NOTE: The Department may occasionally approve the accommodation of participants outside the above criteria.

Please contact Anita at Advance on 5979 1398 from Wednesday to Friday for a confidential discussion. Kristen at Advance can be contacted on 5986 4623 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.