employment success

Employment success at Glenorchy Office

Another employment success story at Glenorchy office – 28 year old female client from Indigenous background She has been unemployed and connected with Workskills for 5 years. She has participated in a variety of in-house and external training courses as well as Work for the Dole activities. Most recently she completed Employability Skills Training (EST)…


jobactive achieves one million job placements

jobactive has reached the one million job placement milestone! We are proud to be one of the jobactive providers that has helped reach this significant landmark. Every day since July 2015, jobactive, the Australian Government’s job service has helped employers find staff and job seekers find jobs. Job seekers like Emma who says “jobactive went…

Work for the Dole Activity

Work for the Dole leads to employment

What makes a successful Work for the Dole Activity? A recently ended Work for the Dole activity at the New Norfolk Golf Club hailed many successes. The crew were supervised by very experienced tradesmen who volunteered their time to work with participants, giving them a work-like experience in construction while upgrading the golf club for…

help job ready clients get and find work

New program to help Job Ready clients find work quickly

Realised and Ready Workskills has just commenced a new initiative to help Job Ready clients get and find work quickly. Called “Realised and Ready” this program is delivered from our Molle Street Recruitment Hub. Realised and Ready is an intensive week long program where job seekers are given: a detailed job ready assessment intensive assistance…

industry training and Internships

Building a strong employment PaTH-way with industry training and Internships

Industry Training and Internships Industry-specific training, motivation and hard work has paid off for three young Workskills clients who are now working in the lucrative Building and Construction Industry. Beau, Dan and Nathan have all been employed directly in ongoing work as Scaffolders with Connect Safety Solutions after successfully engaging in pre-employment training and undertaking…

Easter 2018

Easter Operating Hours

The team at Workskills would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy Easter Break. Easter Operating Hours Good Friday 30 March – Closed Easter Monday 2 April – Closed Tuesday 4 March – Open (Normal Hours 8.30am to 5pm)  

assisting job seekers to reach their potential


Assisting job seekers to reach their full potential Workskills New Norfolk site has been working with several external and internal agencies in an effort to provide new and innovative ways of assisting our job seekers to reach their full potential. We have again secured and extended the services of Salvation Army’s Doorways program who will this…

Harvest Time

It’s Harvest Time!

Friday 23rd saw a fantastic day with over 20 job seekers start grape picking at the Jansz Vineyard at Penna. This has been an example of a collaborative effort between our ESO team (Specifically, in this case, Leon “Cat-Wrangler” Thompson), Toll People and Community Transport Services Tasmania. Following two information and registration days at our…

Workskills and Catholic Care

Workskills and Catholic Care Collaboration

Workskills and Catholic Care recently collaborated to assist our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) into employment with various Orchards for Fruit Picking work. We contacted and referred over 20 job seekers to Catholic Care for suitability appointments and registration. From there we supported this client group with manual handling training, clothing/PPE and travel expenses in…

Volunteering Tasmania

Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

At Workskills, we often hear wonderful stories of job seekers impressing their Work for the Dole and Voluntary Work Hosts with their attitude, presentation and skills. Do you know a similar story? If so, please take 10 minutes to nominate the job seeker for one of the 2018 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards. The…

From left, Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers operations manager David Dillon, Shanon Wordsworth, Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz and Workskills Tasmania’s Leon Thompson.

Young Hobart locals off welfare and into work

SIXTEEN long-term unemployed people in Hobart have broken the welfare trap by gaining employment through the Federal Government’s Youth Bonus Wage subsidy. The subsidy is part of the Youth Jobs PaTH program. Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz, alongside Workskills Tasmania, visited Hobart business Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers recently to meet Shanon Wordsworth, one of many young…

Aged Care Employment

Workskills job seeker secures employment through ACSA

A Workskills job seeker recently secured paid employment in the aged services sector after completing a training program tailored to such opportunities. Specifically, the pre-employment program (endorsed by the peak industry body for aged services in Tasmania – ACSA) was designed to reflect the entry-level requirements for working in the hospitality areas of aged services…