Youth Services

AMES Australia Youth Services empower young people from refugee, migrant and indigenous backgrounds to fulfil their potential within education, gaining assistance finding employment and increasing engagement through a broad range of social participation programs.


AMES Australia Reconnect is a voluntary holistic individualised, tailor-made program that supports and empowers young adults (aged 17-25) to access and engage with education and/or employment using trauma-informed, strengths-based youth centric approaches.

The program empowers young adults to overcome intrinsic barriers that prevent them from accessing education and employment via a person-centred, skill-appropriate academic curriculum that is delivered one-on-one or in small groups.

Reconnect program aims to address a lack of service provision for young adult from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous Australian backgrounds currently not engaged in a mainstream education or vocational, employment setting across 11 Local Government Area’s (LGA) in Greater Dandenong, Flagstaff Melbourne, Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Brimbank, Hume, Dallas, Maroondah, Darebin, Stonington, Mooney Valley and 2 rural Victoria Hindmarsh and Mildura.


The Engage! program works with young people aged 17 - 25 who are socially isolated and are not participating in educational, vocational or employment related activities. The program helps define pathways into education, training and employment opportunities. This is through a variety of activities such as industry visits to highlight career opportunities, youth camps to help young people build social groups, and D2E (Drive to Employment) to assist with attainment of P plates to increase employment opportunities

For further information on how you can refer young people into these program, please make an enquiry. 


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding