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3.6.6.51 Assessment of vocational training for higher rate MOB

Introduction

For standard rate MOB, see 3.6.6.50.

Vocational training

For the purpose of higher rate MOB, vocational training is ANY training for a profession or occupation included in the recipient's current EPP, or an agreement between the recipient and the recipient's employment services provider for work of 15 hours or more per week where wages are at or above the relevant minimum wage.

Vocational training (1.1.V.60) assists the recipient to find gainful employment (1.1.G.10) or to carry on a profession, trade or business. Training courses are only accepted as vocational training if the following conditions are satisfied:

  • the purpose of the training is to make the recipient ready for employment of 15 hours or more per week where wages are at or above the relevant minimum wage, AND
  • it is more likely than not that the course will assist the recipient to find employment of 15 hours or more per week where wages are at or above relevant minimum wage, AND
  • the recipient has the physical and intellectual ability to undertake employment of 15 hours per week where wages are at or above the relevant minimum wage, AND
  • the recipient intends to engage in employment of 15 hours or more per week where wages are at or above the relevant minimum wage at the end of the training course.

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.R.133 Relevant minimum wage (DSP, MOB, Partial capacity to work & CA)

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