3.2.9.150 Suitable Activity - Placement in Other Commonwealth or State Government Labour Market or Appropriate Training or Skills Development Programs, including Skills for Education & Employment & NEIS

Other government programs - general information

Types of program options that can be considered for this type of suitable activity include:

  • pathway activities such as:
    • the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program, and
    • the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP),
  • the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS),
  • the Seasonal Horticultural Work program (for further details see 4.3.3.90), and
  • the Regional Employment Trials program.

Subject to any relevant eligibility criteria, certain state/territory programs may be considered suitable for the purposes of satisfying a job seeker's mutual obligation requirements. For example, the 'Transition to Work' program administered by the NSW Government may meet the mutual obligation requirements of eligible young people with a disability if they are participating in the program for the relevant number of hours each fortnight.

Mutual obligation requirements

Depending on a job seeker's circumstances, these programs are suitable activities for the purposes of satisfying some or all of a job seeker's mutual obligation requirements (including their annual activity requirement, where relevant).

Job seekers identified as needing to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills can participate in activities such as AMEP or SEE, however will be required to remain connected to their employment services provider and undertake some job search while participating in these programs.

Job seekers participating in NEIS do not need to undertake job search while participating in this program.

Total hours & duration for participation in these types of activities

The hours and duration for participation in these types of activities will vary depending on the job seeker's mutual obligation requirements (including their annual activity requirement, where relevant) and the particulars of the program.

Job seekers in jobactive who have an annual activity requirement

Where a job seeker is undertaking full-time study in SEE or AMEP (and this is advertised as such by the training provider) the study will meet their fortnightly annual activity requirement hours for the fortnights in which they are doing full-time study. This is regardless of the actual hours undertaken (e.g. a job seeker who has a 50 hours per fortnight annual activity requirement and undertakes 40 hours of full-time study in SEE or AMEP does not have to complete any additional hours in another activity, while they are doing this full-time study).

Refer to 3.2.9.100 for more information on how study hours count towards the annual activity requirement.

Satisfactory participation

Satisfactory participation in these activities will depend on the rules of the selected program.

Act reference: SSAct section 606 Newstart Employment Pathway Plan-terms, section 607 Newstart Employment Pathway Plans-principal carers, section 607A Newstart Employment Pathway Plans-people with partial capacity to work, section 607B Newstart Employment Pathway Plan-requirement to participate in an approved program of work, section 544B YA Employment Pathway Plan-terms

Last reviewed: 20 September 2018