The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) funds a number of organisations to deliver the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program. The CDEP program provides services and projects to Indigenous job seekers in remote locations across Australia through two streams: the Work Readiness stream and the Community Development stream.
To support CDEP providers and encourage best practice service delivery, a number of resources have been developed.
The following documents provide the terms and conditions under which organisations receive program funding from FaHCSIA.
- Standard Funding Agreement
- CDEP Supplementary Conditions, Annexure A of the 2009-12 Standard Funding Agreement (Updated May 2010)
CDEP Work Experience Subsidy
The CDEP Work Experience Subsidy (CWES) is a wage subsidy paid to employers who provide paid work experience to CDEP New Participants who are on income support. The subsidy is linked with the CDEP Work Readiness services stream and is funded through the Indigenous Employment Program. Information on eligibility and how to claim the subsidy is available on the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) website.
Community Action Plans
Under CDEP program funding arrangements, all providers were asked to identify priority local needs for their sites through a community participation profile and a community action plan. The annual review of Development and Support funds is a requirement under CDEP funding arrangements and is completed prior to the following year’s allocation. This ensures funds continue to be well tailored to deliver CDEP community development activities.
Joint Servicing with Job Services Australia
This document provides guidance to CDEP and Job Services Australia providers for the development and maintenance of Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
More information about Job Services Australia is available on the DEEWR website.
For more information about any of these CDEP resources or to provide feedback, please contact your Agreement Manager at your nearest Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) toll free on 1800 079 098.
For the following locations call toll free:
Nhulunbuy - 1800 089 148
Kalgoorlie - 1800 193 357
Kununurra - 1800 193 348
TTY users: phone 1800 555 677 then ask for the 1800 number listed above that you want to contact.