Employment Preparation is provided through Job Network to help mature age job seekers (aged 50 years and over), parents and carers, develop skills to re-enter the workforce. Assistance is based on the job seeker's individual needs and may include the following:
- Skills assessments.
- Access to training courses to upgrade skills.
- Courses/training to improve self esteem, confidence or IT skills.
Eligible job seekers with no recent workforce experience may receive Employment Preparation services as soon as they start participating in Job Network. People with recent workforce experience may receive Employment Preparation after they have been participating in Job Network for three months without finding employment. There are a capped number of Employment Preparation places available each year for mature age people, parents and carers who are not on income support.
To access Employment Preparation please contact your local Job Network Member, or Centrelink office.