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Get help to find a job

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Is this for me?

  • I am on income support, or I have volunteered to participate in jobactive
  • I’d like some help to find a job

If you are a job seeker, there is a network of jobactive providers across Australia who can tailor their services to your needs to help you find and keep a job.

Your jobactive provider can help you:

  • write a résumé
  • look for work
  • prepare for interviews
  • get skills that local employers need
  • find and keep a job.

jobactive services are generally available to anyone in receipt of an income support payment or who has mutual obligation requirements. Your jobactive provider will also help you develop a job plan and help you find work.

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Get the experience and training you need to find a job

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Is this for me?

  • I’m aged 17 to 24
  • I want to gain work experience
  • I want to show my skills to potential employers

If you’re aged 17 to 24 and looking for work experience to improve your chances of getting a job, Youth Jobs PaTH can help.  You can gain the skills that employers are looking for and find the opportunities to show an employer how you can fit into their business. You will also get an extra $200 per fortnight on top of your income support payment when you enter a PaTH internship.

To be eligible to participate in Youth Jobs PaTH you must be registered with an employment services provider for six months or more, be between 17 and 24 years of age and in receipt of an income support payment.

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Get job ready with pre-employment training

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Is this for me?

  • I’m aged 15 to 24
  • I want to develop the skills employers want

If you’re 15-24 years old and on income support, you may be eligible for Employability Skills Training. This training is designed to prepare you for employment by developing the skills that employers want.

There are different ‘blocks’ of courses available depending on your needs. Training Block 1 courses focus on improving your communication skills, teamwork, time management, problem solving and computer skills. Training Block 2 courses focus on advanced job searching skills, resume development and interview skills.

You also have the opportunity to hear from employers and visit businesses to find out which industry is the right fit for you.

Discuss your eligibility and suitability to take part in the training with your jobactive provider.

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Under 21 and looking for extra help to find work 

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Is this for me?

  • I’m aged 15 to 21
  • I want help to become job-ready

If you’re 15 to 21 years old and need a bit of help to get your foot in the door, Transition to Work can help. Transition to Work helps you get job-ready with intensive pre-employment support and help to set and achieve your employment and education goals.

To be eligible to participate in Transition to Work you must be an Australian citizen or hold a New Zealand visa. Talk to a Transition to Work provider to find out if you can participate.

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Get on-the-job experience to build your skills

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Is this for me?

  • I’d like to build experience, skills and confidence in a particular job
  • I want to show my skills to potential employers

If you want to gain experience and confidence in a particular occupation, the National Work Experience Programme can help. With the support of your employment services provider, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills and demonstrate them to potential employers.

To be eligible to participate in the National Work Experience Programme you must be registered with an employment services provider, be over 18 years of age (or over 17 years of age from 1 July 2018) and in receipt of an income support payment.

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Facing retrenchment and looking at what’s next

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If your industry or place of employment is closing down there is support to help you find your next job, career or training options. The What’s Next? website provides a range of information on career options, training opportunities, help with résumés and practical tips to find a new job. If you’d like specific help to take the next step there are Employment Facilitators in seven areas – North Queensland, North/North West Tasmania, Adelaide, Geelong, Gippsland, Mandurah and Melbourne West and North West.

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Support for people with disability

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Is this for me?

  • I have a disability, injury or health condition
  • I want help to find a job

If you have a disability, injury or health condition and need assistance to find or keep a job, Disability Employment Services can help. The JobAccess website also has comprehensive information to help you understand your rights and responsibilities, find financial support for workplace modifications and assistance to find and keep a job.

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Helping parents to plan and prepare to return to work

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Is this for me?

  • I’m on Parenting Payment
  • I have a child under 6 years
  • I want help to prepare for work or study

A ParentsNext provider can work with you to help you set education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve your goals and link you to services and activities in the local community. 

To be eligible for ParentsNext you must have received Parenting Payments for the last six months, not be receiving employment earnings during that time, and have a child under six years.

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Seasonal Workers Incentives Trial

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Explore Australia through seasonal work opportunities in horticulture

Seasonal Workers Incentives Trial

Is this for me?

  • I’m interested in agriculture and seasonal work on farms
  • I’d like to earn up to $5,000 on top of my income support payments

Seasonal work gives you the opportunity to see Australia and help our farmers. The Seasonal Work Incentives Trial is available to job seekers who are interested in agriculture and seasonal work on farms. You could earn up to $5,000 on top of your income support payments. You can also search for seasonal work through the Harvest Trial site. Visit the below websites to find out if you are eligible.

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Find your ideal role in the workforce behind the Defence Force

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Is this for me?

  • I’m interested in being part of the workforce behind the Defence Force

There are thousands of Australian men and women working across the country who aren’t in the Defence Force, but work to support and strengthen it. There are also students and apprentices who are developing trade knowledge and technical skills that will be needed in the future.

if you’re interested in being part of the workforce behind the Defence Force and would like to explore new experience and careers, a defence industry job is for you. You can explore the financial, career and lifestyle benefits on the Defence Industry website.

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Get the chance to train, work and get new experience through an apprenticeship

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Is this for me?

  • I want to train, study and earn an income

If you want to explore a new job, gain new skills, work flexible hours and receive a qualification at the end, then an Australian Apprenticeship could be the best way for you to start a career or build on your existing one.

You may also be able to apply for Trade Support Loans to meet everyday costs while undertaking training.

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Wage subsidies for your future employer 

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Is this for me?

  • I’m looking for work

There are financial incentives available to help employers hire job seekers including wage subsidies to help with the costs of wages and training.

If you’re an eligible Indigenous job seeker, a mature-age person (50 years and over) or a young person (15 to 24 years of age), your new employer could get a wage subsidy of up to $10,000 for hiring you. 

If you are an eligible young person (25 to 29 years of age), a parent, or someone who has been out of work for a while, your new employer could get up to $6,500.

Talk to your provider about what your future employer is eligible to receive when they employ you.

Find a provider

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Get the competitive edge in your local labour market

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Is this for me?

  • I’m 50 years of age or older
  • I want to explore a new career path
  • I want to gain new skills
  • I live in one of the five trial regions

If you’re 50 years of age or older and want to explore a new career path, gain new skills or find what opportunities are available in your local labour market, from 2 July 2018 Career Transition Assistance can help you tailor your applications and find your next job opportunity. Career Transition Assistance will be available to people that are 50 years of age or over and registered with an employment services provider within one of the five trial regions – Ballarat, Vic; Somerset, Qld; Central West, NSW; Adelaide South, SA; Perth North, WA.

From 1 July 2019, Career Transition Assistance will be available nationally.

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Support for remote areas

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Is this for me?

  • I live in remote Australia
  • I want to improve my skills to get a job

If you live in a remote area of Australia, the Community Development Programme can help you improve your workplace skills and employability. The support you receive is tailored to the workforce needs of your area and helps contribute to your community.  

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Help to relocate for a job

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Is this for me?

  • I’ve been on income support for 12 months or more
  • I’m struggling to find work in my local area
  • I need financial help to move to a different area for a job

If you are struggling to find work in your local area or you’ve found your perfect job in another region but can’t afford to move, the Relocation Assistance to Take up a Job program could help you. To be eligible for relocation assistance you must be:

  • registered with a jobactive provider or be participating in Disability Employment Services
  • in receipt of an eligible income support payment (Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance (other) or Parenting Payment) for the last 12 months; and
  • have mutual obligation requirements.

Relocation assistance is flexible and can be used to pay for up to two months’ rent, removalist and travel costs as well as employment related expenses.

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Prepare for work

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Is this for me?

  • I’m under 25
  • I’m looking for help to plan my career
  • I want information and tips to help with my job search

If you’re under 25 and looking for help to plan your career, or you’re looking for tips on how to find a job, Job Jumpstart can help you take control of your job searching.

The website offers articles, tips and resources on a vast range of topics.

The website can help you:

  • learn different ways to contact employers about jobs
  • find the jobs and industries that might suit you
  • understand how to develop your skills and build your experience
  • make your job application stand out
  • adjust to the workforce and understand your workplace rights and responsibilities.

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Explore careers that interest you

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Is this for me?

  • I want to explore my career options
  • I want to learn about job tasks, prospects and pay
  • I want to know which skills are in demand

If you need help planning your future career, or you’re looking for a change, the Job Outlook website can help you find the careers that suit your skills and interests, and identify growth industries in need of people like you.

You can also try the Career Quiz on Job Outlook to help you understand your work style and the types of careers you might enjoy.

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Understand your workplace entitlements

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Is this for me?

  • I want to know my rights and entitlements in the workplace

There are rules about what employees are entitled to at work, such as minimum hourly rates, what hours you work, sick leave and holiday pay, as well as protections for workplace health and safety. It’s important to be aware of your entitlements and how to check what you are receiving is right.

If you’re not sure about what your workplace entitlements are, the Fair Work Ombudsman and Safe Work Australia can help.

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Last modified on Friday 12 October 2018 [7736|100056]

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