3.2.10.10 Activities to Meet an Annual Activity Requirement

Activities to meet an annual activity requirement

The annual activity requirement is the number of hours and timeframe over which a job seeker must undertake suitable activities.

Suitable activities

Job seekers who have an annual activity requirement (refer 3.2.10.20 for eligibility) will need to satisfy that requirement for 6 months of each year after their first year on payment, through participation in WFD or other suitable activities (as listed below):

  • part-time paid work,
  • voluntary work,
  • National Work Experience Programme,
  • accredited language, literacy and numeracy courses,
  • part-time study/accredited education and training (in a Certificate III course or higher),
  • Australian Defence Force Reserves,
  • drug or alcohol treatment,
  • other non-vocational interventions (for those in jobactive stream C),
  • other government programs, or
  • a combination of the activities listed above.

Participants in jobactive aged 18-49 years with full-time mutual obligation requirements will have WFD as the principal activity to meet their annual activity requirement unless they have arranged to meet their requirement through another suitable activity, or are already undertaking other suitable activities at the time they enter the WFD phase.

Participants in jobactive aged 50-59 years with full-time mutual obligation requirements may choose to undertake WFD or other suitable activities to meet their annual activity requirement.

Participants in jobactive (of any age) who are principal carer parents or have a partial capacity to work of 15-29 hours per week may choose to undertake WFD or other suitable activities to meet their annual activity requirement.

In all cases, the relevant activity/ies chosen to meet a job seeker's annual activity requirement should be included as compulsory item/s in the job seeker's Job Plan.

The required hours of participation in suitable activities for various job seekers to meet their annual activity requirement are set out at 3.2.10.30.

Note: Any job seeker who is not fully meeting their mutual obligation requirements through sufficient participation in suitable activities can be required to participate in an activity designed to help improve their employment prospects at any time - as long as the activity, and level of participation in it, is reasonable for the individual.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.2.9 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities

Last reviewed: 20 September 2018