Jobseeker Support Pool
The Jobseeker Support Pool supports Queensland adults 25 years and over and aims to increase jobseekers' employability skills and equip individuals with the skills to gain and maintain long-term employment.
What support can be accessed?
The Jobseeker Support Pool provides support to eligible individuals on a case-by-case basis and
includes support such as:
- delivery of 'soft' or 'enterprise' skills to promote job mobility and adaptive capacity
- delivery of career advice, job search techniques and job readiness skills
- delivery of foundation skills including language, literacy, and numeracy training where identified necessary
- delivery of accredited or non-accredited training packages
- delivery of financial assistance to address barriers to employment, including costs associated with:
- driving lessons
- White Card, Blue Card, and Yellow Card fees
- short non-accredited courses aligned to job requirements
- machinery tickets or other licences
- funding to purchase identification (birth certificate/driver licence/18+ card)
- uniforms and appropriate tools and equipment relevant to the chosen career path.
The Jobseeker Support Pool supports Queensland adults, 25 years and over, who fall into one or more of the following disadvantaged target groups:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
- people with disability; or
- long-term unemployed people (unemployed for 52 weeks or longer).
The Jobseeker Support Pool also supports individuals 25 years and over, currently supported under Back to Work, that may be at risk of becoming unemployed.
To be entitled, you must live in an eligible region or local government area and be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa with appropriate work and/or study permits.
Where is the program delivered?
The Jobseeker Support Pool is delivered in the following eligible regions; Central Queensland, Far North Queensland, Mackay/Whitsunday, North Queensland, North West Queensland, South West Queensland, and Wide Bay Burnett.
The Jobseeker Support Pool is also be offered in select local government areas in South East Queensland, including Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Scenic Rim, and Somerset.
How many times can support be accessed?
Eligible jobseekers and Back to Work-supported employees can only access the Jobseeker Support Pool once.
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