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:
Tel: 13 28 50 Web: www.humanservices.gov.au
Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Tel: 1300 566 046 Web: www.education.gov.au
Australian Government Department of Social Services
Tel: 1300 653 227