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What is Reconnect?

The Gordon Reconnect Program is a voluntary program that assists you to overcome barriers in education, training and employment, and provides a tailored support plan into further study and or employment pathways.

Who can access Reconnect?

  • 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 6 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 aged between 17 - 24 years who have been, or are currently on, Youth Justice Orders.
  • Out of Home Care: Aged 17-64 years who has a current or previous experience with Child Protection.
  • Asylum Seekers aged 17 – 64; Individuals or dependents who hold, or have applied for, any humanitarian, protection of refugee visa in Australia or have made an application under s. 417 or s.48b of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) yet to be determined. Note: for those that have applied only for above visas, a relevant bridging visa must be held and study rights and work rights are required for programs that include work placement.

Support for Reconnect participants

Supports and interventions include:

  • Counselling and mentoring
  • Housing and accommodation services referral
  • Mental health support referral
  • Foundation skills
  • Employability skills
  • Careers information, planning and advice.

Contact us in the Skills and Jobs Centre for more information.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

ABN: 27 241 053 246. | TOID: 3044 | CRICOS Provider No. 00011G | © Gordon Institute of TAFE 2014