About Review

Review has been designed to empower organisations to deliver effective youth employment programs


Review encourages good practice in youth employment. The Review tools can be used by youth employment program providers to design, deliver and measure effective programs.

The Review Surveys and Platform empower organisations to capture young people’s voices in order to strengthen programs and improve youth employment outcomes.

Social Ventures Australia

Review was developed by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and builds on more than 18 years’ experience working with small to medium social purpose organisations that support young people experiencing disadvantage into employment. It draws heavily on SVA’s work across youth employment, outcomes measurement and program design.


Review website

The Review website and tools were launched in May 2019 and were developed with support from Brotherhood of St Laurence, Jesuit Social Services, Jobs Australia, Orygen, University of Melbourne, and VicHealth.


Review Platform

The Review Platform was launched in June 2020 and was developed with support from eight youth employment program providers who gave their time and input into the research, design and testing of the platform. SVA thanks Dismantle, Employment Options, Ganbina, Scarf, Social Engine, Wayside Chapel, WorkVentures and Youth Projects for their role in bringing the Review Platform to life for the sector.



The Review website and Platform have been made possible by a grant from Citi Foundation under its Pathways to Progress program. The Citi Foundation invests in programs that help young people, ages 16-24, pursue their career and economic ambitions by connecting them to on-ramps to opportunity. Review has also been funded by Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation and Jack Brockhoff Foundation.


The following materials underpinned the development of the Review model, website and tools.

Literature review of international research reports, journal and media articles

Program review of Australian community-based youth employment programs

Case studies on 22 good practice youth employment programs from across Australia

Contact us

If you have questions, feedback, or have used Review in your programs, we’d love to hear from you.