Youth Connections is an existing program that helps young people aged 15 to 19 who have not completed Year 12 or equivalent and have barriers that make it difficult to participate in education, training or employment.
Description of the measure
This measure will extend the Youth Connections program for 12 months from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.
Questions and answers
Who will be affected by this measure?
Young people with multiple barriers that are impeding their ability to participate in education and training or employment.
Am I eligible for this measure?
Young people are eligible if they are:
- aged between 15 and 19
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- at risk of leaving school before completing Year 12 or attaining an equivalent qualification, or have left school before completing Year 12 or equivalent (Certificate II)
- have barriers impacting ability to participate.
This program does not attract a supplement payment.
When will this measure start and finish?
The extension of this program will mean it continues through to 31 December 2014.