Make sure your Job Plan activities are right for you
2 March 2021
The activities in your Job Plan help you get the experience and skills you need to find work.
Agree to a Job Plan
You must agree to a Job Plan when you get certain income support payments from us. Your plan lists the approved activities you agree to do, to help you find a job. This may include any of the following:
- applying for a specific number of jobs each month
- going to job interviews
- attending regular appointments
- training or doing voluntary work.
The activities in your Job Plan make up part of your mutual obligation requirements. It’s compulsory for you to do these activities to keep your payment.
Use your Job Plan activities to help you find a job
The aim of these activities is to develop your skills and prepare you for work. It’s not just a case of ticking a box. These activities give you the best chance at finding a job, even if it’s outside your preferred field.
When you look for work, you can use these activities to help focus your job search efforts.
Prepare a list of what you’ll do to look for work
Your list should detail:
- what you’ll do to look for work
- any help you’ll need to improve your chances of getting a job.
Use online tools to find your future job
There are tools that can help you focus on your strengths and identify where the jobs are.
The Job Outlook website helps you with job, study or training options. It includes:
- Skills Match so you can match a job with your skills
- Future Outlook to find what industries and jobs will grow
- Explore Australia to know what jobs are in demand in your local area
- Career Quiz to find a career to match your work style.
Find out how you can develop skills to get a job
There are government incentives for you to train and study.
- subsidised Vocational Education and Training courses through the JobTrainer Fund
- short courses under the government’s Higher Education Relief Package
- Career options for 45 years and older.
Revisit your plan as things change
Your Job Plan is flexible. It’s based on your individual circumstances and should be reviewed as things change.
If you’re with an employment services provider
Talk to your provider to:
- find out more about these government incentives
- discuss how to develop a Job Plan if you don’t have one
- review an existing Job Plan.
If you’re in the Online Employment Service
Call the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Digital Services Contact Centre on 1800 314 677.
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Page last updated: 2 March 2021
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