Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

The Skills for Education and Employment Program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to eligible job seekers, with the expectation that such improvements will enable them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force.

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

SEE

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
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Participation

Registered Training Organisations deliver the Skills for Education and Employment Program, offering eligible job seekers up to 650 hours of free, accredited training.

Full time training is 20-25 hours per week and part time is 10-19 hours per week.

Work experience is also available through some providers to help improve the job seekers’ employability skills and knowledge.

Participation in the Skills for Education and Employment Program is an approved activity that contributes towards job seekers Mutual Obligation Requirements.

Training Available

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:

  • Skills for Education and Employment10267NAT Certificate I in English Proficiency
  • 10268NAT Certificate II in English Proficiency
  • 10269NAT Certificate III in English Proficiency
  • 10270NAT Certificate IV in English Proficiency
  • FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
  • FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
  • FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
  • ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital, Media and Technology
  • 10738NAT Certificate II in Vocational Preparation for Women
  • 10739NAT Certificate III in Women's Advocacy

Am I Eligible?

Clients are eligible to undertake the SEE Program when they meet the following criteria:

  • are of working age (15 years and above) 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 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?

  1. Contact your nearest Centrelink office or Employment Service Provider to book a Pre-Training Assessment (PTA).
  2. Centrelink, or your Employment Service Provider will make an appointment with TAFE SA to complete an assessment of your skills.
  3. 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.

Delivery Modes

SEE is delivered through a range of flexible training modes to enable clients to make training choices that would best meet their learning needs.

Face to Face:

The SEE Program is delivered Face to Face at the following campuses:

Metropolitan Campuses

  • Adelaide City
  • Elizabeth
  • Mount Barker
  • Noarlunga
  • Regency
  • Salisbury

Regional Campuses

  • Berri
  • Kadina
  • Mount Gambier
  • Murray Bridge
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Pirie
  • Victor Harbor
  • Whyalla

 

To enquire, phone 08 8463 5091, or complete the following Contact Us form for Face to Face.

 

Contact Us - SEE Face to Face

 SEE Distance Learning

TAFE SA is the sole provider delivering the SEE Program via Distance Learning Australia wide from 1 July 2017.

Distance Learning is intended to service clients in rural and remote areas who cannot access Face to Face training. It can also be used for clients who have a disability, have primary caring responsibilities or religious or cultural practices that prevent them from attending Face to Face training.

Distance Learning is available nation-wide.

To enquire, phone 1300 153 339 or complete the following Contact Us form for SEE Distance Learning.

Contact Us - SEE Distance Learning