Skills First Reconnect Program

Helping people reconnect with quality education or training and find employment.

The Skills First Reconnect program is designed to help individuals gain the necessary skills and qualifications to improve their employability and career prospects. The Skills First Reconnect program is particularly focused on assisting individuals who have faced barriers to education or employment, such as socio-economic disadvantage, disability, or low literacy and numeracy skills.

The program offers a supportive learning environment that includes flexible delivery options, individualised support, and access to a range of learning resources to help participants achieve their goals. Through the Skills First Reconnect program, individuals can gain a range of qualifications, including certificates, diplomas, and apprenticeships, which can lead to exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

The Skills First Reconnect program is an important initiative that aims to empower individuals and provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their personal and professional aspirations.

Reconnect Case Managers can assist you with: 

  • Support to identify learning and career goals. 
  • Development of a tailored plan in conjunction with the individual to meet their goals. 
  • Skills and careers assistance 
  • Job readiness services 
  • Financial support to re-engage in education or employment. 
  • Assistants to transition into training, education and employment.
  • Access to internal and external outreach and wrap-around support services.

Who is eligible? 

  • 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 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).

Holmesglen delivers the Reconnect Program to the following local government areas: 

  • Glen Eira 
  • Stonnington 
  • Bayside 
  • Monash 
  • Kingston 

Skills First Reconnect Program Flyer

Learn more about this program and how it can help you connect with training and employment.

Download Skills First Reconnect Program flyer ( PDF-703kb)

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