The National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions was established to support two main goals:
- to increase the amount of young people completing their Year 12 or equivalent qualification
- to halve the gap in young people completing year 12 or an equivalent qualification between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within ten years
The National Partnership includes the following programs:
- Youth Connections, which supports young people at risk of not completing Year 12 by helping them to remain engaged, or to re-engage, in education or training
- Schools Business and Community Partnership Brokers (Partnership Brokers), which is focused on building whole-of-community partnerships to help young people to achieve Year 12 or equivalent qualifications and reach their full potential
- Compact with Young Australians, which promotes gaining skills and ensures young people are learning or earning
- National Career Development initiatives, such as the myfuture website, Job Guide and the development of a National Career Development Strategy
- Project funding for states and territories to help them expand and maximise their initiatives for career development, multiple learning pathways and mentoring
What funding is available?
The Australian Government has committed funding of $608 million over four years (2010 to 2013) for the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions as follows:
- $288 million for Youth Connections
- $183 million for Schools Business and Community Partnership Brokers
- $30 million for National Career Development initiatives.
- $106 million for states and territories to improve schools so that students remain interested and engaged and help students to achieve their goals
Reward funding of up to $100 million is also available to states and territories, based on achievement of targets set out in the National Partnership Agreement.
The individual state and territory implementation plans are available on the Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations website.
State and Territory annual reports to the Australian Government on progress against the outcomes are available.
The Evaluation of the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions interim report – Year 1 and the Evaluation of the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions final report – Year 2 are also available.
Want to know more?
visit the Youth Attainment and Transitions website