How to utilise references to your advantage

How to utilise references to your advantage

References are important for the employer to check that what you are claiming is true, but also to find out more about what you are like to work with. Choose your referees carefully, because they can be the last step between you and the job you want. It should be someone who you worked for,…


Finding Work – The Hidden Job Market

In Tasmania many people are hired through ‘the hidden job market’. This means that most jobs aren’t advertised, but are filled by word of mouth or personal recommendation. As the saying goes, it’s all about who you know. During social distancing it’s hard to network. Some things you can do from home are: Let people…

Update your resume

Update Your Resume

Have you lost work due to COVID-19? Last week, we took you through Step 1 towards finding work – Register as a jobseeker. Today is Step2: Update your resume. Your resume is a very important document. Employers will almost always ask to see your resume. A resume is a short document that summarises your working…

Register as a jobseeker

Register as a jobseeker

Have you lost work due to COVID-19? Step 1 to getting through this is to register as a jobseeker. The Australian government has set up several support packages to help but in order to access them and register as a jobseeker, you will need a myGov account. There is a handy step-by-step guide and video…

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.    


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.…



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…