Q: How do I know the job I apply for will be paying fair and proper wages?

ANSWER: It’s useful to check the Fair Work Australia web pages to find about about awards and entitlements

Q: I’m in Tasmania on a working holiday. Is it possible to get work on a short term basis?

ANSWER: Workskills don’t look after this marker sector, however more information can be obtained from local labour hire companies:

  • Chandler Macleod
  • Jet Personnel & Recruitment
  • Skilled Engineering Limited
  • Drake
  • Hays
  • Integrated Group
  • Manpower
  • Searson Buck

 Q: What entitlements will I get from Workskills?

ANSWER: Centrelink determines your eligibility for entitlements and services.  Depending which stream classification you come under your entitlements will vary.  jobactive Service Guarantees can be found here:

 Q: How can I make myself more employable by gaining new skills and knowledge?

ANSWER: Consider lending a hand in a volunteer capacity.  Try to pick an activity that you would feel comfortable in doing.


  • Glenorchy Volunteer Centre  Phone: 6214 4572
  • West Moonah Volunteer  Program Phone: 6273 2966
  • Montrose Volunteer Program  Phone: 6214 4570

Q: Can I apply for jobs that aren’t necessarily advertised?

ANSWER:  Yes, many employers such as following allow you to register online for any upcoming positions. It’s worth researching larger employers in particular to see if they offer this facility.