Unemployment schemes

There are many schemes that help those who are unemployed and give subsidies to employers to take on new staff. Some schemes provide formal skills training, usually 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

Australian Government Department of Education

Tel: 1300 566 046

Web: www.education.gov.au

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Tel: 1300 653 227

Web: www.dss.gov.au