The Reconnect program strives to support Victorians experiencing disadvantage. The program assists participants to overcome the barriers preventing them from engaging in education and training and provides support into further study or employment pathways.
Participant eligibility include the following:
- Young People: Aged 17 – 19 years and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (not engaged is defined as studying or working less than 8 hours per week).
- Mature People: Aged between 20-64 and unemployed for six months or more (working less than 8 hours per week) and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (studying less than 8 hours per week).
- Young People Impacted by the Justice System: Aged 17 – 24 years who have been, or are currently on, Youth Justice Orders.
- Asylum Seekers: Aged 17-64: A person without citizenship but holds a valid Bridging Visa Class E (BVE); or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV); or Temporary Protection Visa (TPV).
Participants are allocated a Reconnect coach who will assist them to complete an educational course to improve their employment opportunities.
Reconnect is offered by Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services across the local government areas of Melton, Brimbank, and Moorabool.
Funding for Skills First Reconnect is provided by the Victorian Government through the Department of Education and Training.
If you would like more information about the Skills First Reconnect program or to make a referral, you can contact us by telephone on 8746 1000 or via email at [email protected]. You can also fill out our referral form below.