Priority Workforce Projects are designed to deliver secure jobs for people who need extra support to find work including:

  • women aged 45 years and over
  • people who are long-term unemployed
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with disability
  • people seeking asylum, and refugees
  • newly arrived migrants from non-English-speaking backgrounds
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who face additional barriers to employment
  • young people aged 18 to 25
  • single parents
  • veterans.

These earn and learn programs are equipping jobseekers with the skills employers need.

Are you looking for staff? Priority Workforce Projects work with employers who are:

  • committed to providing opportunities to people who need extra support to find work
  • passionate about growing the workforce in their sector
  • able to offer secure and inclusive roles of at least 12 months to candidates from priority groups.

If this sounds like you, we can connect you to a pipeline of pre-screened local candidates who have undertaken industry training or are currently enrolled in a relevant qualification. They will also have a dedicated mentor to support them, and you, in the role.

We are currently not accepting new proposals for the Priority Workforce Projects. We are delivering a range of projects that connect priority jobseekers in sectors experiencing workforce shortages, for more information see our earn and learn opportunities.