A qualitative research project about The Job Commitment Bonus for Young Australians will take place between October and December 2016. The research is gathering information about:
- awareness and attitudes towards the Job Commitment Bonus for Young Australians
- the extent to which the Job Commitment Bonus for Young Australians has influenced job search behaviour and sustainability of employment
- lessons learnt from the design and implementation of the Job Commitment Bonus for Young Australians for future employment programmes.
The research is being conducted by Market Access Consulting and Research Pty Ltd on behalf of the Department. Market Access has engaged a recruitment agency (Focus People) to assist with the recruitment phase of this research. We encourage you to participate if you are contacted by either Market Access or Focus People.
The Job Commitment Bonus for Young Australians provides a payment of $2,500 to eligible individuals aged 18 to 30 who have been on Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance (as a job seeker) for 12 months or more, if they find and keep a job and remain completely off welfare for a continuous period of 12 months. A sample of previously long term unemployed individuals who are in this age group will be contacted to participate in the research.
The research will include a mix of focus groups, one-on-one personal interviews and in-depth telephone interviews with participants who live in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
Information provided will only be used for research and evaluation purposes. Individuals who participate in the research will not be identified in reporting. The Department, Market Access and Focus People are bound by the Privacy Act 1988.
Participating in this research will not affect any government assistance you may receive.
Further information about the Job Commitment Bonus for Young Australians can be found on the Department of Human Services’ Job Commitment Bonus website or by calling the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260 (a free call from land lines).
If you would like more information about this research project you can call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260 (a free call from land lines) with any questions you may have.