Funded by the Victorian State Government, the Reconnect program provides support to early school leavers and other high needs learners to overcome the barriers they face so they can participate in education, training, or to gain employment. This free service will provide personalised support and financial assistance towards education related expenses.
To be eligible for this program participants must be:
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).