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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the Perth – South 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
The PowerUp Program Inspire Platform atWork Australia This activity will support Indigenous, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and young job seekers to gain their driver’s license and move into employment. The program will deliver driving lessons, support to gain driver’s licenses, resilience training, education to purchase a vehicle and assistance to move into employment.
The Driver Trainer Construction Program Driver Risk Management Pty Ltd Workskil This activity will support participants to obtain their provisional driver’s license, increase their employment ready skills through the Infrastructure Ready Skill Set Program, and deliver hydraulic excavator and skid steer loader operations training.
Construction Ready for Work Indigenous Professional Services Pty Ltd Status Employment Services The activity involves pre−employment training, mentoring and cultural support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants focusing on construction related pathways into apprentice and traineeship positions.
Mooridjadbing (becoming strong) Pre-Employment Program Footprints Employment and Training Pty Ltd Serendipity (WA) Pty Ltd trading as Advanced Personnel Management This activity is a pre-employment program that involves upskilling, mentoring and employment placement of up to 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants. It will focus on supporting and mentoring participants to achieve national accreditations, enabling participants to obtain tickets in Rigging and Dogging. The objective of the activity is to place at least 28 participants into sustainable employment in the construction/mining industry.
Empower Me to Employment Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce Inc atWork Australia Pty Ltd This activity involves pre-employment training, mentoring and work exposure to prepare up to 45 participants for employment in aged care, hospitality and local government. It will include industry and employer visits, as well as work readiness and technical skills aligned to each industry pathway.
Plumbing & Painting Experience MPA Skills atWork Australia Pty Ltd This activity aims to introduce 20 participants to the plumbing or painting industry through a 5-week pre-employment program, which includes theoretical and practical training, mentoring, support for Aboriginal participants, and National Work Experience Program (NWEP) placements for each participant. It provides a pathway into the plumbing or painting industries, with participants able to enter a pre apprenticeship or direct apprenticeship employment upon completion of the activity.

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

Local Jobs Plan

Perth – South Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Rosie Hegarty
Perth – South Employment Facilitator
0439 562 895


Perth – South

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce  

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Rosie Hegarty (Chair) Perth – South Employment Facilitator  Employment Facilitator
Lena Constantine Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA - Apprenticeships Education and Training
Melinda Blagaich Jobs and Skills Centre Mandurah State Government
Kylie Henderson Status Employment Services Employment Service Provider
Ben Dahlstrom MPA Skills Plumbing & Painting Training and Apprentice Employment Education and Training
Ashley Little Nudge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Michael Faulkner City of Cockburn Local Government
Myra Godfrey NDIS - Job Matching Service Disability and Care Sector
Benjamin Reich Momentum Business Aboriginal and Youth