Who can help?
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The Australian Government and the Queensland Government offer assistance and information for jobseekers to help them access training, receive financial assistance and most importantly, find a job. It is better to make contact with these services as soon as you can so you know your options and the support you can access while searching for a job.
Centrelink - financial assistance and income support
If you lose your job, financial assistance may be available to you through Centrelink. To enquire call 13 28 50. Centrelink also offers a free Financial Information Service (FIS) to help you make more informed decisions about your finances and options for Centrelink assistance. You don't need to be a Centrelink customer to speak to a FIS Officer. To make an appointment for FIS call 13 23 00. For further information visit www.humanservices.gov.au.
Job Services Australia – job search and job placement
Job Services Australia provides opportunities for Australians to receive one-on-one assistance and tailored employment services. For further information call 13 17 64 or visit www.deewr.gov.au/jobservicesaustralia.
GEERS - assistance to claim redundancy entitlements
GEERS (General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme) is an Australian Government assistance program for employees who lose their employment because their employer becomes bankrupt or insolvent and they are owed entitlements. For further information call 1300 135 040 or visit www.deewr.gov.au/geers.
Training and skilling information service
Skilling Solutions Queensland is the Queensland Government's free training and skilling information service. Their specially trained consultants can work with you to identify opportunities to turn your workplace experience into a formal qualification through recognition or prior learning (RPL). Or, if you are seeking a career change or wish to re-enter the workforce, they can work with you to explore career and up-skilling options. For further information call 1300 654 687 or visit www.skillingsolutions.qld.gov.au.
Training Queensland – industry training and education options
The Training portfolio of the Department of Education, Training and Employment offers programs, services and initiatives that work with industry and training providers to ensure Queenslanders have access to world class education and training systems. Five centres of excellence have been established for the aviation, mining, building and construction, manufacturing and engineering, and energy industries. For information on training options for these industries and other training initiatives call 1300 369 935 or visit www.training.qld.gov.au.
Apprenticeships Info - support for apprentices, trainees and their employers
Apprentices, trainees and their employers will be able to get support to enable them to continue with their employment and training. For further information call 1800 210 210 or visit www.apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au.