Not meeting mutual obligation requirements in the Community Development Program

Information for job seekers who don’t meet mutual obligation requirements in the Community Development Program.

What’s changed due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mutual obligation requirements started again in a limited capacity from 9 June 2020.

Suspensions and penalties don’t currently apply for job seekers in the Community Development Program. We’ll let you know when this changes.

Who this applies to

This applies to job seekers in the Community Development Program.

Read more about the Community Development Program on the National Indigenous Australians Agency website.

Who this doesn’t apply to

There are different rules for job seekers in jobactive and Disability Employment Services or ParentsNext participants.

Read more about demerits and penalties for not meeting mutual obligation requirements.

When to ask for a review of a decision

If you get a failure and disagree with the decision, you can ask us to review our decision.

Read more about reviews and appeals.

Page last updated: 15 September 2020