The state government has a statutory obligation to provide ’employment skills development programs’ like the Get Set for Work Program and describes the characteristics of the program. I have also included some briefing notes which give a bit more detail about the program and its value.
The Get Set for Work Program was one of the 7 programs in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative by the Newman Government. The Vocational Education Training and Employment Act 2000 states that the Chief Executive of the Department of Education Training and Employment must ensure that employment skills development programs are accessible and available to young people who are aged 15-17 years who fall within the compulsory participation phase of their Education as required by the Education ( General Provisions) Act 2006.
The success of the program was that it targeted highly disadvantaged communities and located the contracts in community based organisations who had strong links to their community. In Deception Bay we had an 80% success rate which was great value for money.
Representations have been made to the Minister and the Premier but we have not had a response to this matter.
Notes on Government responsibility to provide training programs