The Reconnect program supports Victorians experiencing disadvantage.

Reconnect supports Victorians experiencing social and economic disadvantage with pathways into employment or further education. The program assists participants to overcome the barriers preventing them from engaging in education, training and employment and provides support into further study or employment pathways. At CNLC we specifically target public housing residents, migrants and refugees who are suffering economic and social disadvantage.

Who is eligible?

  • Young people aged between 17- 19 years not engaged in education or training for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week).
  • Mature participants aged between 20-64 years; Unemployed for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week) and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (less than 8 hours per week).
  • Young people (17 to 24 years of age) who have been, or are currently on, Youth Justice Orders.
  • Out of Home Care: Aged 17-64: A person that has a current or previous experience with Child Protection.
  • Asylum Seekers aged 17 – 64:
    • individuals or dependants of individuals who meet the following criteria:
      • hold any humanitarian, protection of refugee visa in Australia; or
      • have applied for a humanitarian, protection or refugee visa and hold a bridging visa for this purpose; or
      • have made an application under s. 417 or s.48b of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) which is yet to be determined and hold a bridging visa.
    • (Individuals must have a visa with study rights, and work rights are required for programs that include work placement).

If you would like to download our reconnect flyer, for clients and for agencies.

Reconnect is supported by the Victorian Government. The Reconnect program is intended to improve a person’s chance of breaking the cycle of disadvantage by creating equity, improving access and increasing choice in pathways through education and employment.