Community Development Employment
the Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) ?
The CDEP is a work experience and training program designed for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Taree CDEP is auspiced by the Purfleet-Taree Local Aboriginal Land
The CDEP has 111 positions allocated by Department of Employment and
Workplace Relations (DEWR)
Ongoing CDEP funding is not guaranteed. The PTLALC, along with any other
interested organizations, must submits a tender to DEWR for CDEP funding
for each financial year (July-June).
More than half our CDEP participants are hosted to local business houses
and organisations in the Taree area.
The rest of the CDEP participants are employed on community activities
at Purfleet such as lawn mowing, building and maintenance, bush
regeneration, bush furniture, firewood, sewing and managing the bush
foods plant nursery.
like to work for the
Development Employment Program (CDEP)?
If your answer is “yes” then you will:
Generally need to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
to be at least fifteen years and nine months old.
to be eligible for Newstart or Youth Allowance with Centrelink.
to complete an Application Form and attend an interview.
expected to work for fourteen hours each week.
Receive at least $212 per week plus holiday pay and sick pay.
for a Host Employer or on Community Activities .
Receive “on the job” and “off the job” training.
assisted with finding full time employment.
making a worthwhile contribution to your community.
To apply to join the CDEP call the Lands Council on 6552 4106 or email
If you want to be a Host Employer
with our CDEP Click here.
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