CDP is a Federal Government funded program aimed at increasing hands on vocational skills that provide employment opportunities for people on welfare. Real Futures work with individuals, communities and local employers to create job pathways and identify potential self-employment and industry gaps strengthening economic and social participation in communities.

The Community Development Program (CDP) is a remote employment and community development service. CDP supports job seekers in remote Australia to build skills, address barriers 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.

Since its introduction, CDP has supported participants into thousands of jobs.

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