1.1.V.60 Vocational training (MOB)

Definition

For the purpose of standard rate MOB, vocational training is:

  • training for a profession or occupation that will assist the recipient to find gainful employment, OR
  • training known as independent living skills or life skills training.

For the purpose of higher rate MOB, vocational training is:

  • any training for a profession or occupation included in an agreement between the recipient and the recipient's employment services provider for work of 15 hours or more per week at relevant minimum wages (1.1.R.133) or above.

Act reference: SSAct section 19-'gainful employment', section 19-'vocational training', section 1035(1)(b) Qualification for MOB (rate specified in subsection 1044(1)), section 1035A(3) Qualification for MOB (rate specified in subsection 1044(1A)), section 1035A(6) NSA, YA or PP recipients

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.6.50 Assessment of vocational training for standard rate MOB, 3.6.6.51 Assessment of Vocational Training for Higher Rate MOB, 3.6.6.52 Assessment of independent living skills/life skills training for standard rate MOB

Last reviewed: 7 May 2018