Jobs Victoria’s Corporate Social Inclusion Partnerships (CSIP) program aims to address some of the systemic barriers that skilled people from culturally diverse backgrounds face in gaining entry to the Australian workforce.

The CSIP program provides the opportunity for participants to showcase their capabilities and creates effective, independent professionals. At the same time, it addresses barriers like lack of Australian work experience, non-recognition of qualifications, lack of business networks and potential bias (both conscious and unconscious).

How does the CSIP program work?

The program is delivered by Jesuit Social Services as part of their Corporate Diversity Partnerships. These are tailored partnerships that bring together qualified and experienced people with unique backgrounds into paid, supported roles that meet the recruitment needs of each organisation.

This includes the following initiatives:

John Holland Pathway Program

John Holland is one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and service providers to the infrastructure, energy, resources and transport sectors. This program provides opportunities to men and women predominantly from African Australian backgrounds to gain their start in their professional engineering careers.

Opening Doors Program

The Opening Doors Program offers twelve months paid, supported employment experiences at the Australian Tax Office to people from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds.

Yarra Valley Water Career Connect Program

Yarra Valley Water is Melbourne’s largest retail water utility. This program provides a six-month paid, supported employment and training experience for people who are marginalised, or at risk of marginalisation from their field of qualification.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the CSIP program a prospective participant must:

  • be long-term unemployed (26+ weeks) or at risk of long-term unemployment
  • be from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant field
  • currently live in Victoria
  • be Australian citizen or a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who has been living in Australia for more than 6 months or a person seeking asylum who holds a temporary visa with work entitlements.

How can you get involved?

For more information or to register your interest as a participant or potential host organisation, please contact the Jesuit Social Services Collingwood office.