Work for the Dole information for job seekers

Work for the Dole is part of the Australian Government's new jobactive employment service.It is a work experience programme designed to help you gain new skills while looking for work.

During Work for the Dole, you will undertake work-like activities at a host organisation or as part of a community based project. You will continue to recieve income support and assistance from your jobactive provider during Work for the Dole.


 You will be required to participate in Work for the Dole if:

  • you are aged between 18 and 59
  • received an income support payment
  • have a mutual obligation requirement


Benefits of Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole will provide you with the opportunity to opportunity to learn new skills, improve or enhance your communication and assists you in returning to the workforce. Work for the Dole will also you to meet new people including potenital employers.


Work for the Dole Activities

There are many difference work-like activities that can be done as part of Work for the Dole, for example:

  • gardening and maintenance works
  • retail
  • hospitality services
  • rehabilitation of public parks and spaces
  • office administration
  • animal and wildlife shelter activites
  • warehouse duties

For more information on Work for the Dole speak with one of our friendly Recruitment Consultants or view the Work for the Dole fact sheet.

Want to know what being a Work for the Dole participate is all about? Watch this video to find out!

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