Unemployment schemes

Links to benefit schemes for the unemployed, including training wages.

A considerable number of schemes now exist to provide benefits to the unemployed, and subsidies to employers to take on new staff. Some schemes provide formal skills training, usually in association with a training wage lower than the normal applicable wage. For details of some schemes, see Dealing with social security. Further information can be obtained from:

Centrelink

Tel: 13 28 50
Web: www.humanservices.gov.au

Commonwealth Department of Education and Training

Tel: 1300 566 046
Web: www.education.gov.au

Commonwealth Department of Social Services

Tel: 1300 653 227

Web: www.dss.gov.au