Request for Tender for Employment Facilitator Services for the Regional Employment Trials Program 2018–2020

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) sought tenders from Respondents to deliver the Regional Employment Trials (RET) Program. The RET Program will assist job seekers in five new trial regions to access localised employment services and economic growth opportunities.

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In total, the RET Program supports local stakeholders in ten selected disadvantaged regions to develop and implement tailored projects, in partnership with existing employment services providers that address local employment issues and gaps. The project will be supported through a Local Employment Initiative Fund, of $1 million per region.

The program commenced on 1 October 2018 and ends on 30 June 2020 in the five new identified Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions.

State Regional Development Australia Region
New South Wales Northern Inland and Far South Coast
Queensland Wide Bay Burnett
South Australia Murraylands and Riverland and Yorke and Mid North

Applications closed Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 12 noon (Canberra time).


Successful organisations are identified below. Contact information on Employment Facilitators is located on the department’s Regional Employment Trials Program website.

Regional Development Area Region Employment Facilitator name
New South Wales Northern Inland Pinnacle People Solutions Pty Ltd
South Australia Murraylands and Riverland MAS National Limited
Yorke and Mid North Department for Industry and Skills, State of South Australia
Queensland Wide Bay Burnett Designer Life (Queensland) Pty Ltd as trustee for the Designer Life (Queensland) Trust

Information webinars

The department held information webinar sessions on 2 and 3 July 2018, for potential Respondents to the Request for Tender.

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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).