NSW DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY – SMART SKILLED HIRED YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: $65M OUTCOMES-BASED CONTRACT TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE INTO WORK
The NSW Department of Industry is responsible for driving sustainable economic growth across NSW, which includes creating new jobs.
The NSW Department of Industry is investing $65m into the Smart Skilled Hired Youth Employment (SSHYE) program to accelerate the transition of young people into employment, recognising the critical role that employment plays in improving long-term life outcomes for young people.
The SSHYE program is a pioneering ‘outcomes-based’ program where 50% of employment provider fees are contingent on the achievement of sustainable employment outcomes. This changes the behavioural incentives of employment providers, increasing the focus on achieving employment outcomes for young people.
Working in partnership with Quantium Health Outcomes, Rebbeck Consulting were responsible for the overall design of the program logic and the ongoing program evaluation.
The impact of our work
The move towards commissioning for outcomes is a revolution that is sweeping across all government services in Australia and globally.
The SSHYE outcomes-based program is a vanguard at the forefront of this movement and represents a unique large-scale case study for outcomes commissioning in Australia.
Our experience designing this program has yielded extensive insights into commissioning-for outcomes which are applicable across all spheres of government, including healthcare.
This is especially relevant when we consider the wider social determinants of health and the strong linkages between different parts of government in achieving life outcomes for citizens.
Rebbeck Consulting is currently working with a range of Primary Health Networks to apply the insights from this project to commissioning-for outcomes in healthcare.