Community Development Program

The Community Development Program (CDP) supports unemployed people to build skills, address barriers inhibiting employment and contribute to their communities through a range of flexible activities.

It is designed around the unique social and labour market conditions in remote Australia and is part of the Australian Government’s agenda for increasing employment and breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.

CDP participants with activity requirements are expected to complete up to 20 hours per week of work-like activities that benefit their community.  CDP offers a broad range of flexible activities to increase participants’ skills and contribute to their community.

Job Pathways delivers CDP across the East Kimberley and Halls Creek/Tjurabalan Regions to approximately 1,300 people located in 43 communities.  Our major delivery sites are noted on the image to the below.  Our activities are designed in consultation with our unemployed people, community organisations and other interested stakeholders, and are designed to simulate work environments to provide unemployed people with the foundation skills required for employment.

Refer to Our Stories or follow our social media to understand the many different ways we support our people and our communities through delivery of the Community Development Program.