By providing employers with training and employment subsidies to fund positions, it aims to enhance the long-term career aspirations of 40 participants, including 10 in remote locations.
Screen Australia, in partnership with the MediaRING (Media Reconciliation Industry Network Group), is responsible for the implementation and administration of the program, which is funded by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
The subsidy is intended for organisations that operate in the media and screen industries.
The following subsidies are available to employers to support this initiative, based on full-time employment for a period of 12 months:
$11,400 (inc. GST) for each position in urban locations
$13,800 (inc. GST) for each position in remote communities.
For short-term opportunities or part-time positions, the subsidy would be provided on a pro-rata basis.
Participants are required to undertake accredited training at Certificate Level 3 or above as part of employment. This training can be pre-employment, or undertaken during employment.
An amount of up to $7,500 (inc. GST) will be made available to eligible employers to assist with this training. If the training is provided in-house or, due to the nature of the work or industry, is not at Certificate Level 3 or above as required, prior written approval must be sought from DEEWR.
What kind of jobs does it cover?
We envisage that the positions will predominantly be at entry-level, with training and mentoring attached. They could be in front of or behind the camera, and include jobs such as presenters, producers, journalists and administrators, as well as technical and craft positions.
We anticipate that most positions will be full-time permanent roles. However, there is flexibility to employ in a part-time capacity, as well as for short-term opportunities and on contract.
How does it work?
Once an employer has identified a suitable position and training options they should contact the IEP Manager for advice on how to access the subsidy and sign up to the program.
The employer would then be responsible for recruitment and selection, although the IEP Manager may be able to provide guidance if required.
Once the employee has commenced, the IEP Manager will liaise with DEEWR to initiate subsidy payments, which will be made in quarterly instalments.
Employers will be required to report to the IEP Manager monthly on the progress of the employee.
Cristilee Louttit, IEP Manager,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 8113 1054.
Kylie Farmer, IEP Project Support Officer,
email@example.com or 02 8113 1054.