Criteria for indigenous members eligible for assistance

To be eligible to participate for entry into CIS programs applicants must be:

  • Of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, or
  • Identify as a person of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and are accepted as such by the community in which they have been or are associated.
  • Be aged between 18 – 25 years and unemployed (12 months without full time continuous employment) or
  • Be aged up to 18 years and at risk of engagement in or already be engaged with the Youth Justice system.
  • Experiencing financial and/or personal hardship

*Indigenous Australian people - refers to people of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island descent. For the purpose of these Guidelines, an Indigenous Australian person is one who:

  • a. is of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island descent.
  • b. identifies as an Australian Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • c. is accepted as an Australian Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which he or she lives or has lived.

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