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Green Corps Australia

Category: Policy/Strategy
Date: 20 August 1996
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Summary Information:
Green Corps is a Commonwealth Government youth development and environmental training program for young people aged between 17-20 years. Green Corps provides young people with the opportunity to volunteer their time and commitment to conserve, preserve and restore Australia's natural environment and cultural heritage. Each Green Corps project involves 10 young people taking part in a range of activities and experiences over a twenty-six week period. The young people receive a participant allowance and participate in projects mostly located in rural or remote areas. The Green Corps program was announced in the Federal Budget on 20 August 1996. Following the success of the program, the Government announced continued funding to provide for at least 1,700 placements each year.

The Green Corps program is presently administered by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (and formerly by the Department of Family and Community Services). The focus is on giving participants accredited training and work experience to improve their career prospects. They also receive assistance in preparation for employment. The program is delivered by Job Futures and Greening Australia on behalf of the federal government.

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  • Greening Australia
  • Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (Cth)
  • Department of Family and Community Services (Cth)
  • Job Futures
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