AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS SUPPORTING JOB SEEKERS
The Transition to Work employment service helps young people aged 15-24 into work (including apprenticeships and training) or education. Transition to Work participants receive intensive, pre-employment support to develop practical skills to get a job, connect with education or training, find local job opportunities and connect with relevant local community services.
Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government service that helps young people gain the skills and work experience needed to get and keep a job. It’s not always easy applying for jobs and promoting yourself to employers, but with the right skills, training and work experience, you’ll have a head start. This includes information on the Youth Bonus Wage Subsidy.
The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need to get the job they want by improving their language, reading, writing and maths skills.
The program provides up to 650 hours of training and is delivered across Australia, from metropolitan and regional areas, right through to remote communities.
It caters to various groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth, people with disabilities, mature aged people, and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Career Transition Assistance will show you how to use your skills and experience to your advantage when applying for jobs. You’ll see how to make the most of technology when you’re looking for work. You’ll get practical support and advice to: explore your goals and motivations; identify your existing skills and how they transfer to other jobs or industries; understand the job opportunities in your local area, and the skills you might need for these jobs; update and tailor your résumé, job applications and cover letters for the jobs you want to apply for; and get confident using technology to search and apply for jobs
The Skills Checkpoint Program is directly linked to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment Skills and Training Incentive (the Incentive).
The Incentive is available from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2022 for up to 3,600 participants per year.
The Incentive will provide eligible participants with up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund suitable training (accredited or non-accredited). The government contribution must be matched by either the participant or their employer.
To be eligible for the Incentive, individuals must have completed a Skills Checkpoint assessment that identified training linked to their current job (e.g. upgrading skills), a future job opportunity, or an industry, occupation or skill in demand.
Job seekers who are participating in employment services programs may be immediately eligible for help with their moving costs under the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program.
From 1 May 2021, if you relocate to take up ongoing work, including an apprenticeship, for more than 20 hours a week for more than six months, you may be eligible to receive up to:
- $3,000 if you relocate to a capital city*
- $6,000 if you relocate to a regional area
- An extra $3,000 if you relocate with a dependent.
* If relocating from one capital city to a capital city with fewer jobs, you may not be able to access relocation assistance.
Employment services providers can use up to $2,000 to provide upfront support to job seekers who need assistance with agreed relocation costs.
Website to help young people aged 15 to 25. It provides information and resources to support job seekers in their job search and help them to build employability skills. For example:
– learn about the different way to contact employers about jobs
– explore the jobs and industries that might suit you
– understand how to develop and build your skills and experience
– learn how to make their job application stand out to employers
– adjust to the workforce and understand their workplace rights and responsibilities
The jobactive website can help you find a job. It’s the Australian Government’s job board – and so much more. The Department of Education, Skills and Employment manages the jobactive website.
The National Work Experience Programme places participants in real life unpaid work experience placements. It helps jobseekers gain experience and confidence, while demonstrating skills to potential employers. Placements are unpaid and run for a maximum of four weeks up to 25 hours per week.
Eligibility – Suitable participants aged 17 years and over receiving an Income Support Payment who are registered with an Employment Service Provider. This includes those in jobactive, Transition to Work, Disability Employment Services and the New Employment Services Trial (Enhanced Services).
Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where you can gain skills and experience, give back to the community and can help you find a job.
Eligibility: The Work for the Dole phase starts after 12 months on income support in jobactive. In the Work for the Dole phase, you must complete an Annual Activity Requirement (AAR) for 6 months each year while in jobactive. Activities can include: Work for the Dole; Voluntary work; Study or training; Career Transition Assistance; or The National Work Experience Programme