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100% Tasmanian

Did you know that Workskills is 100% Tasmanian?

In times like these, our local community becomes really important. Did you know that Workskills is 100% Tasmanian, and we have been helping the local community find work for over 37 years? Here are some other things you might not know about us: We have 8 sites in Southern Tasmania. Because we are part of…

Have you been impacted by COVID-19?

Has your employment been affected by COVID19?

Workskills is here to help. Check out this video for three key things you can do to help your chances for employment after COVID-19. Visit our COVID19 Resources page for more information.    

COVID19

Have you been displaced by COVID19?

Assisting Southern Tasmanians to gain sustainable and meaningful employment Workskills is a leading not-for-profit community based employment services provider based in Southern Tasmania. We are your truly local jobactive services provider operating over 8 sites in Southern Tasmania. For 37 years we have offered support, employment and training solutions to jobseekers, employers, industry and the…

Vocational Training

Vocational training success

Our Rosny team has recently been working with a client seeking to return to the workforce after a significant period being the principle carer for her children. After such a period outside of the workforce, our client was understandably anxious regarding the likelihood of gaining employment, while not realising that she had developed a range…

Apprentice Fabricator

Shy jobseeker secures Apprentice Fabricator role

The Bridgewater team have recently been working with a young female job seeker who was initially quite shy and nervous regarding the employment or training pathways that were available to her. The team saw a great opportunity to work with this jobseeker through another element of the Workskills Team, Impact Communities, who support individuals and…

A second chance

A second chance

Recently, a Workskills client started work as a Kitchen Hand for a busy regional Hotel. While this is not an unusual event in and of itself, this particular jobseeker had a few obstacles to overcome before he could be given an opportunity to prove himself in the workplace. After recently being released from a significant…

Personal development program

Personal development program helps John gain employment

The team at Workskills have had a great few months assisting job seekers in finding employment. The Bridgewater team recently had the opportunity to work with John*, a job seeker in the 45 plus cohort who had significant physical and mental health barriers which contributed to difficulty in gaining employment over the past ten years.…

Challenge

Challenges

By Definition – (the situation of being faced with) something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests a person’s ability. This can be readily applied when trying to secure employment. Writing of covering letters, updating resume, meeting the deadline for when applications close are all huge…

Brigid Coyle

Increased Front Line Resources

We’re delighted to announce an expansion in our Employer Services and Post Placement teams – even more resources to help PLACE and KEEP our clients in work! Workskills have recently added Brigid Coyle to our team of Employer Services Officers (ESOs). Brigid joins us with a wealth of experience in the Traineeship/apprenticeship field and will…

Minimum Wage

Update on the national minimum wage – 1 July 2019

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3% increase to the national minimum wage, effective 1 July 2019. What is a minimum wage? A minimum wage is the lowest wage you can be legally paid for your work. For the vast majority of people over 21 years or older, the wage should be at least…

Mateship

Mateship – what is it worth?

Employer engagement The New Norfolk office has been fortunate in recent times to have pleasure of working with the newly appointed Derwent Valley Employment Relations Coordinator Elisse. Elisse has been employed by TCCI to assist local employers overcome challenges when hiring new staff. What this will do for Workskills New Norfolk? Elisse will work closely…

Apprentice Carpenter job secured

Apprentice Carpenter job secured after 3 years unemployment

A 21 year old youth at our Bridgewater Office has commenced work after approximately 3 years of unemployment. When he first commenced with Workskills he had poor attendance, lack of motivation and attitude concerns. The Bridgewater Team have attempted to engage him with a variety of activity placements including: Employability Skills Training Vocational Pathways Course…