Hobart and Southern Tasmania

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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the Hobart and Southern Tasmania region for projects that meet the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan.

Projects will be identified for funding through periodic Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please contact your local Employment Facilitator for information about the Local Recovery Fund and to discuss project proposals.

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Partnering Employment Services Provider Description
THA Skills & Mentoring Program Australian Hotels Association Tasmanian Hospitality Association (trading as Tasmanian Hospitality Association) Northern Joblink Limited (trading as National Joblink)

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) Skills and Mentoring Program will deliver targeted hospitality training to 24 participants, focussing on entry-level skills for housekeeping and front of house positions. 

Participants with no hospitality experience will be supported to gain employment in the sector, including those returning to the workforce, migrants and young people who have been reluctant to enter the sector. 

Participants will be partnered with a hospitality mentor to support them and their employer to overcome any barriers or issues in the first 3 months of employment. The activity aims to place at least 12 participants into employment and will improve technical skills required for entry level roles in hospitality for local job seekers.

HIA Mentoring Program Housing Industry Association Incorporated
  • Colony 47 Inc
  • Northern Joblink Limited (trading as National Joblink)    
This activity is an industry led, employer mentoring program to support the building and construction sector to recruit and retain job seekers who experience barriers to employment.
Career Steps MRC Southern Tasmania Workskills Incorporated This activity will support long term unemployed, young people and women from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Southern Tasmania to engage in training, access employment pathways and support services, and gain employment in the aged and disability care, building and construction, hospitality, and agriculture industries.
The Lady Gowrie Tasmania Pathway to a Traineeship Program Lady Gowrie Tasmania Incorporated Workskills Incorporated This activity includes a pre-employment program, to be delivered by Lady Gowrie Tasmania in Hobart, tailored to working in the early childhood learning and care sector. At the end of the program, participants will undertake a two-week work placement, and after successful completion will be offered a traineeship with Lady Gowrie Tasmania.
The Glenorchy Aged Care Language and Literacy Preparation and Pathways Project Work & Training Limited MAX Solutions Pty Ltd (trading as MAX Employment)

The activity involves the provision of language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills training to prepare job seekers for a career in the aged care industry.

The activity will run over 20 weeks and include weekly industry exposure experiences, a work-like environment for training, and one-on-one support, which will enable participants to successfully apply for and enrol in the Certificate III in Individual Support.
Crossroads Career Starter Program Derwent Valley Community House Inc Workskills Incorporated

The activity specifically addresses job seekers frustration, anxiety and depression related to the job search process. It will deliver a class-based education program to empower participants to increase knowledge of employment opportunities and the job search process, build networks with local employers and use and promote their existing skills in the employment market.

It includes development of an individualised plan for each participant to maintain their mental health during their job search and early stages of employment; and to broaden their networks and meet local employers with employment opportunities.
Pathway to an Apprenticeship or Traineeship Program (PAT) Work and Training Limited Workskills Incorporated

The activity will deliver two, 7-week courses aimed at creating a direct pathway to employment for participants by supporting them to develop their employability and entry level skills to successfully apply for and commence in apprenticeships and traineeships.
The program will include leveraging existing host employers to provide industry experience, networks and work placements with employers that currently have, or anticipate, vacancies for apprentices or trainees. 

The program will benefit employers by connecting them to a broader pool of labour, and job seekers will be supported to explore their strengths and interests in specific workplaces and opportunities. 

Youth Employment Pathway Program (YEPP) Colony 47 Inc Colony 47 Inc (Transition to Work provider) The activity will provide industry endorsed skill-set training across growth industry sectors such as Building and Construction, and Transport and Logistics to a minimum of 15 job seekers in each industry sector.  
The activity will support participants to obtain employment by providing industry co-designed, accredited and non-accredited training, underpinned by tailored support for participants to address challenges and barriers to employment.
Our Way Home Nayri Niara Pty Ltd Colony 47 Inc 

The Our Way Home Program will provide a minimum of 15 participants, 11 Aboriginal and 4 non-Aboriginal, with cultural and wellbeing residentials, work-like experience, and accredited project management training over a five-month period. The activity will focus on participants aged between 16 and 25 and aims to place a minimum of 10 people into employment. 

The program will also engage with industry partners in the Aboriginal art, hospitality and tourism sectors, and Aboriginal Elders/Knowledge keepers in the activity co-design. 

The Momentum Energy Customer Support Pre-Employment Training Program Momentum Energy Workskills Incorporated This activity aims to improve the skills and knowledge of participants for call centre and other customer-related roles and provide pathways to employment with Momentum Energy. The activity will deliver 2 intakes of a 2 day non accredited training course in Superior Customer Service and Professional Telephone Techniques for a minimum of 20 job seekers.

For further information on the activity, please contact the Employment Facilitator or the organisation

Local Jobs Plan

Hobart and Southern Tasmania Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Stacey Joseph
Hobart and Southern Tasmania Employment Facilitator
0409 613 895


Hobart and Southern Tasmania

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Stacey Joseph (Chair) Hobart and Southern Tasmania Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Pat Kluver Workskills Tasmania Employment Service Provider
Jen Newman RDA Tasmania Regional Development Australia
Bill Duhig Skills Tasmania - State Growth State Government
Andrew Hyatt South East Regional Development Association Local Government
Damon Wise The Mercury Media
Catherine Doran Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Alex Heroys Destination Southern Tasmania Tourism sector
Adrienne Picone Tasmanian Council of Social Service Inc Peak Body
Danny Sutton Colony 47 Inc Community Service