2.8.4.60 ACCS (transition to work) - Evidentiary Requirements

Summary

This topic outlines the evidentiary requirements for ACCS (transition to work). This topic covers:

  • study - proof of enrolment,
  • study - proof of progression,
  • work,
  • training,
  • job search,
  • other programs.

An individual (1.1.I.90) applying for ACCS (transition to work) is required to provide proof of their activity, if they have not previously provided this proof to Centrelink, including proof of their job search activities, employment, enrolment in a course of education or study or training or another program to increase their employment prospects.

Study - proof of enrolment

For study or training activities, proof of enrolment must be documentation from the educational institution confirming:

  • the individual's name,
  • the name of the educational institution,
  • course name and qualification level,
  • start and end dates of the course,
  • study load - full-time/part-time or percentage load.

Note: Individuals studying with Open Universities Australia must provide the name of the educational institution they are registered with to complete a qualification level. If an individual is studying units only, they are required to provide evidence of the qualification they are studying towards, and that they are undertaking the equivalent of at least a 25% study load to meet the part-time study requirements. If they are unable to provide evidence they are studying towards a qualification, they are not eligible for ACCS (transition to work).

Study - proof of progression

An individual must provide official documentation from their course provider as evidence of their course progression if and when requested to meet the proof of progression requirement. Documentation may include:

  • academic transcripts of results,
  • certificates of attainment,
  • other official documentation, including letters from their course provider confirming completion of the course/modules, and that detail the course/modules that have been attempted/completed.

Work

The evidence an individual must provide for their work activity for the purposes of ACCS (transition to work) may include:

A letter from their employer or business, outlining the:

  • the individual's name,
  • the name of employer or business,
  • employment or business address and phone number,
  • start and end date (if applicable),
  • classification level or title,
  • employment status - full-time, part-time or casual,
  • hours of work,
  • pay rate.

If an individual has provided evidence of their work activity to Centrelink to meet the mutual obligation requirements of their income support payment, and it includes the information required to meet the evidence requirements for a work activity for ACCS (transition to work), this evidence will support their application for ACCS (transition to work) for a work activity.

Training

The evidence requirements an individual must provide for their training activity for the purposes of ACCS (transition to work) may include 1 or more of the following:

  • a letter from apprenticeship/traineeship company (if applicable) or from the educational institution outlining:
    • the individual's name,
    • the name of the educational institution,
    • course name and qualification level,
    • start and end dates of the course, and
    • study load - full-time/part-time or percentage load.

Job search

If an individual has provided evidence of their job search activities to Centrelink or an employment services provider to meet the mutual obligation requirements of their income support payment (1.1.I.50), this evidence will support their application for ACCS (transition to work) for a job search activity. This evidence may include Employer Contact Certificates or a job seeker diary.

The evidence an individual could provide for their job search activity for the purposes of ACCS (transition to work) may include a record of job search activities, such as a record of contact or copies of correspondence with potential employers and a list of jobs applied for.

If an individual has no requirement to look for work, and is looking for work voluntarily, evidence of looking for work is required.

Other programs

The evidence an individual must provide for their other programs activity for the purposes of ACCS (transition to work) includes proof that the program is likely to improve their employment prospects, and may include documentation from the provider of the program confirming:

  • the individual's name,
  • the name of the provider,
  • the program name and purpose,
  • start and end dates of the program, and
  • participation requirements of the program (such as the number of hours per week).
Last reviewed: 2 July 2018