Indigenous Youth Mobility Program
Assisting regional and remote Indigenous Youth to participate in vocational or tertiary education.
The Indigenous Youth Mobility Program (IYMP) is part of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Australians Opportunity and Responsibility commitment and is funded through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). Career Employment Australia (CEA) is a contracted training and employment service provider delivering the IYMP. CEA is delivering this program from four sites across Queensland - Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.
What is IYMP?
The program is designed to help encourage regional and remote young Indigenous people to move from their communities to a regional host town or city to participate in tertiary or vocational education and training. These young people will be required to actively participate in gaining a qualification in a vocational field or occupation that would, on returning to their home, be useful to the community. This may include trades, medical, accounting, business and the government sector. The program offers young Indigenous people an opportunity to succeed. It addresses the barriers to training, employment and education through an innovative program designed to inspire, excite, educate and re-ignite young people’s passion to achieve.
What are the IYMP objectives?
- Improve access to training and employment opportunities in major centres for young Indigenous Australians from regional and remote communities.
- Increase the number of young Indigenous Australians participating in accredited training.
- Increase the number of Indigenous people employed in occupations in particular areas of community need such as trades, nursing, accountancy, business management and teaching.
- Support the economic development in regional and remote communities by building the capacity of local Indigenous youth to take up skilled jobs in their communities.
The IYMP services are:
- Training and employment services.
- Safe and supported twin share accommodation, supervised by culturally appropriate Residential Youth Workers.
- Students contribute to food and outgoings only.
Depending on individual needs and program capacity, participants will have access to a range of assistance including:
- problem solving;
- anger management
- exploring vocational options;
- goal setting
- job placement;
- improve communication skills and self-esteem;
- financial guidance
- life skills.
What is the program scope?
New Apprenticeships and some tertiary pathways including nursing, teaching, accounting and business management are the focus of IYMP in recognition of a demand for these qualifications in regional and remote communities.
Participants will commence training at the most appropriate level for them, for example, pre vocational training through to Diploma or higher.
Who is eligible for IYMP?
To receive assistance under this program, a young Indigenous person must be from regional and remote communities. In addition they must generally be:
- Aged between 16 and 24 years upon commencement of IYMP; and
- Supported by his or her family/community in their decision to relocate to a regional host centre to undertake a training and employment opportunity.
What do I get from IYMP?
IYMP provide you with the support you will need, including:
- Individual Needs Assessment;
- Literacy & Numeracy Training;
- Industry Placement;
- Personal Development
- Life skills.
How to take the first step:
Contact the staff either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct to the sites by phone:
Cairns - (07) 4051-2212
Rockhampton – (07) 4927-7112
Toowoomba - (07) 4638-7496
Townsville - (07) 4723-9055