Job Services Australia, IEP and CDEP providers play a critical role in supporting Indigenous Australian job seekers to develop their capacity and skills, and find ongoing employment.
The reformed Indigenous Employment Programme (IEP) will complement Job Services Australia as well as the reforms to Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP).
CDEP providers are encouraged to work with IEP providers, employers and community service organisations to maximise Indigenous employment in local jobs both within their organisations as well as in the local and the wider community.
CDEP providers will be expected to identify suitable job seekers and assist in preparing and supporting them to take up available positions
Indigenous participants being assisted by Job Services Australia may be referred to an IEP project with permission from their Job Services Australia provider. IEP assistance will complement the assistance being provided by Job Services Australia.
With permission from their CDEP provider, CDEP participants on income support can be referred to participate in IEP activities to complement the assistance provided by CDEP.
CDEP participants in receipt of CDEP wages can only take part in IEP activities where the objective is for the person to move off CDEP wages.
For IEP Providers:
For all Providers:
- Submit an Enquiry Form via post, fax or email to your nearest departmental office (see details on the form)
- Indigenous Employment Program Guidelines 2013-2016
- Job Services Australia providers can find more information about IEP projects at the provider secure site
- Information about IEP projects will be provided to FaHCSIA for CDEP providers.
- Reformed Indigenous Employment Program - General Overview
- Employment Projects Application form
- Guide for completing employment project applications
From July 2013 the IEP is introducing new application and assessment processes, more information about the process and timing is available.