The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.I.170 Intending employee (YA)


For the purposes of YA, an intending employee is one who has found employment but is waiting for the employment to start.

People who have employment commencing in the future are still required to look for work in the meantime.

The job seeker would generally be required to look for work that would not affect their ability to start the job or course of study. The job seeker should be encouraged to seek temporary, part-time or casual work, even if only for a short period. The rationale for this is that the course or job may not eventuate as expected, and it keeps the job seeker in the market for other vacancies and perhaps better offers.

Act reference: SSAct section 10A(2)-'employment', section 10A(2)-'future employee'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.11.1 Looking for & accepting suitable work

Last reviewed: