1. Job seekers
If you are looking for work, have lost your job or are at risk of losing your job, there may be services to support you.
2. Help to look for work
Employment services providers help job seekers to prepare and look for work. This may include training and use of computers and telephones to help look for jobs.
We can refer you to a provider in your area. To take part, some providers need you to meet residence requirements such as holding a certain visa or being an Australian citizen.
The four different types of providers are:
· jobactive can help you get and keep a job. They will assess your needs and tailor their services for you. They can help you write a resume, look for work, prepare for interviews and more.
· Transition to Work can help some young job seekers aged 15 to 21 build skills and confidence to start work, study, apprenticeships and traineeships.
· Disability Employment Services can help you find a job if you have disability, injury or illness. They can then help your employer to support you at work.
· Community Development Programme can help job seekers in remote areas of Australia to take part in activities in their community and gain skills that match local jobs.
· We have self service terminals and printers in our service centres. You can search online for jobs, or prepare and print your resume.
3. Payments while you look for work
You may get a payment from us every two weeks while you look for work. You will need to show us you are actively looking for work or improving your skills to help you get a job to get a payment.
-Newstart Allowance helps people without a job while they look for work. You need to take part in activities that increase your chances of finding a job.
-Parenting Payment helps with the cost of raising children. If you are single you must care for a child under eight. If you have a partner you must care for a child under six.
-Youth Allowance is a payment for young people aged 16 to 24. You may get it if you are:
· studying full time
· doing an Australian Apprenticeship full time
· looking for work, or
4. Payment rates
For the latest payment rates information, go to humanservices.gov.au or a service centre.