Request for Tender for Employment Facilitator and Support Services for the Local Jobs Program 2020-2022

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) sought submissions from organisations and individuals interested in delivering Employment Facilitator and Support Services for the Local Jobs Program in 14 of the selected 25 Employment Regions across Australia.

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On 1 September 2020 the Australian Government, as part of the economic response to COVID-19, announced the $62.8 million Local Jobs Program (LJP) in 25 Employment Regions. Further detail regarding the LJP and participating Employment Regions is available at the Local Jobs program page.

Employment Facilitators

The Employment Facilitators selected through this RFT will be a full-time resource tasked with bringing together the people, services and resources that are needed in each Employment Region to create and respond rapidly to the labour needs of local employers.

The Employment Facilitator will support the delivery of the Local Jobs Program and be responsible for liaising with the wider community to connect job seekers, especially those affected by COVID-19, with current and future employment. Employment Facilitators will Chair, and work with the Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces in their region to development a Local Jobs Plan. The Employment Facilitators and Taskforce will work with local stakeholders to drive the implementation of the Local Jobs Plan.

Local Job Program (LJP) Support Officers

The LJP Support Officer will be a dedicated full-time resource engaged to support the Facilitator to deliver the LJP and provide secretariat services to the Taskforce.

Employment Regions

This RFT will identify Facilitators and LJP Support Officers for the following 14 Employment Regions:

State Employment Region
New South Wales Mid North Coast
North Coast
Sydney Greater West
Sydney South West
Northern Territory Darwin (includes Alice Springs)
Queensland Townsville (includes Mt Isa)
Gold Coast
South Australia Adelaide North
Tasmania Hobart and Southern Tasmania
Victoria Inner Metropolitan Melbourne
North Western Melbourne
South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula
Western Australia Perth South

Applications for the RFT closed on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 3.00pm (Canberra time).


The following tenderers have been successful in the identified Employment Regions. Contact information on Employment Facilitators is located on the department’s Local Jobs Program website.

Employment Region Tenderer
New South Wales
Mid North Coast Regional Development Australia- Northern Rivers
North Coast NORTEC Employment and Training Limited
Sydney Greater West TBA
Sydney South West Settlement Services International Limited
Northern Territory  
Darwin (includes Alice Springs) Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory (NT)
Townsville (includes Mt Isa) NEATO Employment Services
Wivenhoe Settlement Services International Limited
Gold Coast Settlement Services International Limited
South Australia  
Adelaide North PeoplePlus Enterprises Pty Ltd
Hobart and Southern Tasmania Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Inner Metropolitan Melbourne Group Training Association of Victoria Inc
North Western Melbourne Melbourne’s Northern Economic Wedge Inc
Southern Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula MAS National Limited
Western Australia  
Perth South The Connection Coach Pty Ltd

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Further information

For further information, please email the Employment Services Purchasing Mailbox at or alternatively, call the Employment Services Purchasing Hotline on 1300 733 514 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Canberra time, excluding ACT and national public holidays).