Our Purpose:

To prepare Tasmanians for work; place Tasmanians in meaningful jobs; and help Tasmanians keep in employment – for the benefit of individuals, families and communities

Workskills has been delivering employment services in Hobart and Southern Tasmania for over 30 years.

We have experienced staff available to provide you with the help you need to find and keep a job.

The services we provide will also support what you need to do to meet your obligations to job search and participate in other required activities to get ready for work.

We will help you get a job by:

  • Assisting you to develop a résumé that shows employers your skills and experience
  • Helping you to find suitable jobs to apply for and referring you to vacancies
  • Helping you with the skills, training and assistance you may need, based on your individual circumstances
  • Finding Work for the Dole activities that can help with your skills development
  • Providing self-help facilities to assist with your job search. This includes access to computers, phones, printers and the internet
  • Providing information to support your job search e.g. how to prepare job applications, selection criteria and cover letters, hints to help with job interviews, and how to access other information online
  • Telling you when you are eligible for wage subsidies and incentives that the Australian Government may pay employers to help keep you in a job
  • Arranging workshops to give you the skills and information you need to make the most of job opportunities, including:
    • How to apply for jobs and communicate with employers
    • Preparing you for employment, and how to succeed in a job
    • Exploring the main employing industries and occupations

We will discuss with you:

  • How we will maintain contact with you
  • How often we need to meet, which will be determined by your circumstances. If you are under 30 this will be at least monthly at a face-to-face contact. If you are 30 or over this will be at least once every 2 months via phone or a face-to-face contact as agreed
  • What needs to happen to ensure you are meeting all your obligations

When you start a job we will help you keep it by:

  • Establishing a plan for staying in touch and providing support to you and your employer for up to 26 weeks

We will use our networks to assist you by:

  • Working with employers, industry groups and government to identify current and upcoming skills needs
  • Consulting with training providers to identify suitable courses that can increase your opportunities for employment
  • Using our community contacts to identify specialised services that can provide extra help in overcoming barriers that might be impacting on your job search
  • Identifying work experience opportunities in the community to enable you to develop skills that will help you get a job
  • Showing you how to link with other local services with computer access to help with your job search

Job Search Form

Please download and complete the form below, save it , and email it back to us.

Extra Support

If you or your employer needs it, we will continue to provide support when you find a job, to help you settle into the workplace and to help you successfully keep your job.

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