Activities that don’t count as work

Some activities won’t count as part of the work test.

Work doesn't include any of the following:

  • unpaid leave, including unpaid maternity leave
  • income support programs that include a work component
  • volunteer work
  • study through a scholarship or other award of financial aid
  • outstanding leave entitlements paid out as part of a redundancy.

Page last updated: 16 September 2019