Community Development Program

Delivering the Community Development Program (CDP) - the Australian Government’s remote employment and community development service.


Our CDP team works with job seekers to provide training opportunities, upskilling language literacy and numeracy programs, as well as Workforce Development. The program also includes Employment Mentoring - where REDI.E staff mentor the job seekers to help them gain employment.


Each project is designed to simulate a work environment and to provide participants with the foundational skills required for employment.


The activities vary depending on the needs of the community and interests of the job seekers. They help our communities grow, while allowing the job seekers to gain confidence with new skills and give back to their people. 


Our teams work closely with the community and other local organisations to identify opportunities for projects. By doing this, REDI.E is helping to give the community more control over the delivery of the CDP.

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Are you a jobseeker?

We work with you to make sure you're ready to take on the job at hand, and know what you need to do to get involved and continue to receive income support. This might mean we help you maintain and secure employment, get training, improve your language and literacy or provide Workforce Development.

To help you get involved in work, we seek out and develop projects and partnerships that will help our community.

It might be a project that improves our towns or our community’s sustainability. We might choose to do something that helps us share our knowledge on our cultural heritage with the rest of our community. These projects create opportunities for employment and training in the short-term, to help you move into long-term employment.

We know some places have limited opportunities for work experience. So we also run a number of Social Enterprises to help you experience work in a real work environment.

This contract is administered by The National Indigenous Australian Agency (formally known as The Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet).

Check out our CDP stories to learn more