The new pilot program will deliver foundation Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital literacy (LLND) skills, training and assessment in 4 remote communities.

Foundation skills for remote communities pilot

The $52.5 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 commence in 2020 and will run through until 30 June 2023. They will deliver tailored and flexible foundation Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital literacy (LLND) skills, assessment and training. These programs will meet local community needs in each of the four selected remote communities located in:

  • Northern Territory
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Northern Queensland

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

Procurement

Services to support the Remote Community Pilots are being procured. Information is available on AusTender.

Resources and contact

Read the Remote Community Pilots Guidelines.

For further information on the pilots, please email Employment-FoundationSkills@dese.gov.au