Work for the Dole

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Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where they can gain skills and experience that give back to the community and can help them find a job.

Eligible job seekers registered with a jobactive provider will need to participate in Work for the Dole or another approved activity for six months each year to keep receiving their income support if they have mutual obligation requirements.

Work for the Dole activities can be hosted by not-for-profit organisations and government agencies. The program gives organisations an extra set of hands to help to undertake activities that would not normally be done. jobactive providers work with host organisations to identify suitable activities.

More information on being a Work for the Dole host organisation is available.

Work for the Dole can help job seekers:

  • develop the skills that employers want
  • show they are ready to start work
  • meet new people and make contacts who can be a referee
  • get involved in their local community.

More information for job seekers about Work for the Dole is available.

Want to know more?

Read the Program Fact Sheet about Work for the Dole.

Please Note: on 1 January 2018 changes to Work for the Dole announced under the 2017-18 Budget came into effect.

To help streamline Work for the Dole administration, Work for the Dole Coordinator contracts ceased and jobactive providers now source all Work for the Dole places.

Work for the Dole Group Based Activities have been refocused to primarily target places to the most disadvantaged people, that is, those who face a range of vocational and non-vocational barriers.

Providers are encouraged to establish Indigenous specific Work for the Dole Activities, which support community goals and help support achievable and meaningful career pathways for Indigenous job seekers.

The Indigenous Specific Work for the Dole Activities fact sheet provides more information on the changes to the Work for the Dole program.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Work for the Dole.

Results

  1. Approved Work for the Dole activities in Shepparton, Victoria at 10 July 2018

    Created: 14 August 2018

    A list of approved Work for the Dole activities in Shepparton, Victoria at 10 July 2018.

  2. Certificate of Currency: Combined Liability Insurance for Job Seekers

    Created: 18 October 2018

    Certificate of Currency - Date of Issue 7 August 2018. Period of Insurance 30th June 2018 to 30th June 2019.

  3. Certificate of Insurance- Group Personal Accident

    Created: 18 October 2018

    Certificate of Currency - Period of Insurance 30th June 2018 to 30th June 2019

  4. Combined Liability Insurance Policy for Job Seekers

    Created: 18 October 2018

    Combined Liability Insurance Policy for Job Seekers.

  5. Group Personal Accident Insurance Policy Schedule for Job Seekers

    Created: 18 October 2018

    Dual - Policy Schedule

  6. Group Personal Accident Policy 06.18- Gallagher

    Created: 18 October 2018

    Dual - Gallagher Government Group Personal Accident Insurance Product

  7. Health and safety for Work for the Dole activities- information for host organisations

    Created: 9 September 2015  |  Last modified: 5 February 2018

    Work Health and Safety fact sheet for Work for the Dole host organisations

  8. Indigenous Specific Work for the Dole Activities fact sheet

    Created: 10 January 2018  |  Last modified: 2 February 2018

    The Indigenous Specific Work for the Dole Activities fact sheet outlines the what an Indigenous Specific Work for the Dole Activity is, and the benefits of these activities.

  9. jobactive Deed 2015-2020

    Created: 30 March 2015  |  Last modified: 28 November 2017

    jobactive Deed 2015-2020. Effective 1 July 2015.

  10. jobactive Deed 2015-2020 incorporating GDV 8

    Created: 2 January 2019

    jobactive Deed 2015-2020 incorporating the changes made under General Deed Variation number 8.

  11. Keeping you safe at Work for the Dole- information for job seekers

    Created: 9 September 2015  |  Last modified: 9 August 2019

    Work Health and Safety fact sheet for job seekers participating in Work for the Dole

  12. Key Facts- Work Health and Safety in Work for the Dole Ernst and Young 200 On Site Audits

    Created: 28 February 2017  |  Last modified: 2 February 2018

    Key facts regarding the Work Health and Safety in Work for the Dole Ernst and Young 200 On Site Audit Report

  13. Personal Accident / Non-Medical Expense claim Form / Incident Report

    Created: 18 October 2018

    Incident Report form.

  14. Readers Guide To: The Insurance Purchased by the Department of Jobs and Small Business For Job Seekers undertaking Approved Activities in jobactive- For jobactive Providers

    Created: 18 October 2018

    Insurance purchased bt the Department for job seekers undertaking approved activities.

  15. Work for the Dole 2014-15 Evaluation Key Facts

    Created: 16 November 2015  |  Last modified: 2 February 2018

    Fact sheet about the the Work for the Dole 2014-15 Evaluation Report....

  16. Work for the Dole 2014-15 Evaluation Report

    Created: 16 November 2015  |  Last modified: 2 February 2018

    The Work for the Dole 2014-15 Evaluation Report describes the impact of the Australian Government’s WfD 2014-15 programme using consultations with job seekers, employment...

  17. Work for the Dole 2014-15 Evaluation Report Appendices

    Created: 17 November 2015  |  Last modified: 2 February 2018

    Work for the Dole 2014-15 Evaluation Report Appendices. This report refers to the Department of Employment, which has been renamed to the Department of Jobs and Small Business...

  18. Work for the Dole Host Organisation Handbook

    Created: 30 August 2017  |  Last modified: 26 August 2019

    This handbook provides information for Host Organisations on Work for the Dole Activities. The information advises Hosts on a range of topics such as supervision, budgeting and...

  19. Work for the Dole Job Seeker Workbook

    Created: 20 October 2015

    Work for the Dole Host Induction Resource...

  20. Work for the Dole places in Western Melbourne

    Created: 31 May 2017

    Work for the Dole activities with places available in the Western Melbourne employment region as at 21 May 2017.

  21. Work for the Dole Supervisor App how-to guide

    Created: 9 December 2015  |  Last modified: 2 February 2018

    The Work for the Dole Supervisor App how-to guide is a step-by-step guide to using the Supervisor App. The Supervisor App lets Work for the Dole co-ordinators or supervisors...

  22. Work for the Dole Supervisor Mobile App Terms and Conditions

    Created: 10 July 2015  |  Last modified: 2 February 2018

    Work for the Dole Supervisor Mobile App Terms and Conditions

  23. Work for the Dole – jobactive Provider Contacts for ACT and New South Wales

    Created: 15 December 2017

    A list of ACT and New South Wales jobactive Provider Work for the Dole Contacts.

  24. Work for the Dole – jobactive Provider Contacts for Queensland and Northern Territory

    Created: 15 December 2017

    A list of Queensland and Northern Territory jobactive Provider Work for the Dole Contacts.

  25. Work for the Dole – jobactive Provider Contacts for South Australia

    Created: 15 December 2017

    A list of South Australian jobactive Provider Work for the Dole Contacts.

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