Job seekers

If you are not confident with reading, writing and mathematics, you may find it hard to get a job. You may also find it hard to do everyday things, like reading bus timetables and doing your banking.

The Skills for Education and Employment program can help you get the job you want by:

  • improving your reading, writing and mathematics
  • boosting your confidence.

We can help if you:

  • need literacy and numeracy training at basic or advanced levels
  • need advanced training for work purposes.

What kind of training can I do?

You can get up to 800 hours of free accredited training, starting at your own level and working at your own pace. Training is delivered flexibly through full-time or part-time hours, via face-to-face or distance training which allows you to still look for work or care for your family. A work experience component can also be included in some cases.

How can I be referred?

To find out if you are eligible for this program and to get a referral, you should talk to the Department of Human Services (DHS) or your local Referring Agency.

There are training organisations all around Australia that provide Skills for Education and Employment training. They are called 'providers'. Providers consist of community organisations, public training providers, such as technical colleges, private providers and universities.

You can find your local provider on the SEE Providers page.

How do I find out more?

Call DHS on 132 850 from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call or visit your local DHS office.

Call the Skilling Australia information line on 13 38 73 from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.

Contact your local jobactive or Disability Employment Services provider, Transition to Work provider, or ParentsNext provider.

If you live in a remote community, contact the Community Development Programme.