Foundation Skills For Your Future Remote Community Pilots

The new pilot program will deliver foundation English Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital literacy (LLND) skills, training and assessment in four remote communities.

Foundation skills for remote communities

The $50 million Foundation Skills for Your Future Program and the $9.9 million Remote Community Pilots initiative are part of the $585 million Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow 2019-20 budget package.

The Pilots will operate until 30 June 2023. They will deliver tailored and flexible foundation LLND skills, assessment and training that meet local community needs.

The Pilots aim to:

  • Improve the LLND skills of community members in these remote communities
  • Identify and develop systemic approaches to LLND skills training delivery in remote communities
  • Inform:
    • Future program delivery
    • New funding arrangements
    • Changes to existing programs, such as the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program

Pilot Providers

Corporate Culcha Pty Ltd - northern Queensland

Corporate Culcha is delivering the Pilot in partnership with the Doomadgee community in northern Queensland.

Corporate Culcha is working with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF), My Pathway and the Indigenous Consulting Group to deliver the northern Queensland Pilot.

Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation - Western Australia

Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation (DAC) is delivering the Western Australia Pilot from the Bardi Jawi and Nyul Nyul country on the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia in partnership with the:

  • Djarindjin/Lombadina/Ardyaloon communities and
  • Beagle Bay community.

DAC is working with Perth-based organisation Business Foundations Ltd to deliver the Western Australia Pilot.

EyrePlus Pty Limited - South Australia

EyrePlus is delivering the South Australia Pilot in partnership with the Ceduna, Yalata, Koonibba, Oak Valley (Maralinga Tjarutja) and Scotdesco communities in the Far West region of South Australia.

EyrePlus is working with Australian Employment and Training Solutions Pty Ltd (AETS) to deliver the South Australia Pilot.

Literacy for Life Foundation - Northern Territory

Literacy for Life is delivering the Northern Territory Pilot in Tennant Creek.

Literacy for Life is working with the Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the Northern Territory Pilot.

Resources and contact

For further information on the pilots, please email RemoteCommunityPilots@dese.gov.au