Starting a new job

Get help finding and starting a new job that uses your new skills.

Looking for work

There are various tools and services to help you look for work. Read more about job hunting, online job searches and tools to find government jobs.

Accepting a job

You could get a job offer over the phone or by email. You’re also likely to get a formal offer document.

Read this document carefully. Before you formally accept the job, be clear about what it is and what the employer expects from you.

Read about your workplace rights and employee entitlements on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Starting your own business

Instead of getting a new job, you may decide to become your own boss and start a business.

Self-Employment Assistance can help you start your own small business or support an existing micro-business. It includes personalised support to help you become a self-employed business owner.

Prior to 1 July 2022, Self-Employment Assistance was known as the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

If you’re a job seeker in the NEIS program, you don’t need to do anything. The Department of Education, Skills and Employment will contact you about moving to Self-Employment Assistance when it’s your turn.

Read more about Self-Employment Assistance on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Keeping us up to date

You need to tell us when your circumstances change. If you don’t, we may pay you the wrong amount and you’ll have to repay the money. There may be other penalties.

If you get a payment from us, you’ll need to tell us about all of the following:

Use the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app or your Centrelink online account through myGov to tell us about any changes.

If you don’t need a payment from us anymore, you can cancel your payment using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Page last updated: 8 July 2022