Delivery of the program occurs across the whole of Australia, from metropolitan and regional areas, right through to remote communities. It can also:
- be undertaken on a part-time or full-time basis
- be delivered face-to-face or by distance (provide initial, basic and advanced accredited English language, literacy and numeracy training)
- be contextualised and involve work experience
- involve a flexible method of delivery that is more tailored to remote areas
Eligible job seekers are referred to the program through Referring Agencies, including the Department of Human Services, Jobactive, Disability Employment Services, the Community Development Program, Transition to Work, and ParentsNext providers.
Benefits for job seekers
There are many potential benefits for job seekers participating in training through the Skills for Education and Employment Program. Some of these benefits are:
- Overall improvement in English language development
- Overall improvement in literacy and numeracy
- Improved confidence and ability to engage in the community
- Increased confidence to undertake further study
- Improved vocational skills for further study or employment
- New pathways to employment
- Access to more stable, appropriate, long-term employment
The Skills for Education and Employment Program provides initial, basic and advanced accredited English language training, as well as basic and advanced literacy and numeracy training. Each job seeker has an individual training plan that outlines the tailored training they will receive to meet his or her needs, and forms the basis for recording their progression through training.
The program is inherently flexible and training providers are encouraged to adapt training to the particular job seeker’s needs and interests, and the employment opportunities in each location.
The qualifications that TAFE SA is delivering as part of SEE are outlined below:
Am I Eligible?
Clients are eligible to undertake the SEE Program when they meet the following criteria:
- are of working age (15-64 yrs) and are looking for full time work (dependent on individual participation requirements, which are assessed on a case by case basis) and,
- are registered as a job seeker with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and eligible for Jobactive, Transition to Work (TTW), ParentsNext, Disability Employment Services (DES) or Communities Development Program (CDP) assistance and,
- are deemed suitable for training without any barriers that would prevent successful participation and,
- are either an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or have working rights in Australia and,
Meet one of the following criteria:
Are in receipt of the following payments:
- Youth Allowance
- Newstart Allowance
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payments (single and partnered)
- Community Development Employment Project (grandfathered participants)
- Widow B Pension
- Widow Allowance
- Partner Allowance
- Special Benefit or,
- are aged 15-21 years irrespective of whether they are in receipt of income support; or,
are migrants serving the two-year newly arrived residents waiting period (NARWP) for income support.
Note: Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) clients may also be eligible for the SEE Program. It is recommended that clients complete the AMEP prior to commencing in the SEE Program. For more information on AMEP eligibility, email or visit the AMEP website.
How do I enrol?
- Contact your nearest Centrelink office or Employment Service Provider to book a Pre-Training Assessment (PTA).
- Centrelink, or your Employment Service Provider will make an appointment with TAFE SA to complete an assessment of your skills.
- At your assessment with TAFE SA a qualified assessor will evaluate your language, literacy and numeracy skills and customise a learning program to best suit your needs.