Work for the dole success

Work for the Dole directly links to employment

A local community transport provider approached Workskills wishing to be involved in the Work for the Dole programme to provide an administrative learning environment for an interested job seeker.   Workskills sought to find a suitable referral to the activity and commenced Lisa in the Work for the Dole activity.  Lisa was relatively reserved at the…

Aged Care Job Placement

Training success in the Community Services sector

A job seeker connected with the Workskills Glenorchy office recently obtained employment at a local aged care facility.  The success of this particular job seeker lies not only in the fact that they secured ongoing work, but in the pathway they took to reach their goal. At the beginning of 2016, Anne* commenced a Certificate…

Intensive Assistance

Pilot program to help long-term unemployed

In March this year, Workskills started an Intensive Assistance pilot to determine whether working with a smaller case load of job seekers, allowing us to provide more individualised help and support, would ultimately lead to more job placements. This pilot is targeted towards helping the long-term unemployed who we identified as most likely to benefit…

Workskills whirlwind year

Workskills Whirlwind Year

Once again, Workskills has had a whirlwind year and the Senior Leadership Team find themselves in the midst of annual report writing and our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an important event for any organisation as it elects the Board of Management for the following year and helps us to focus on the…


Work Ready Program helps Job Seekers

The  Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in conjunction with Glenorchy LEARN Leadership Group held a Work Ready Program at Glenorchy. This program was designed to help improve job seekers chances of getting a job. The Program included: practical activities, training and personal development work experience in a local business opportunity to connect with employers…


Our own Matt Dance prepares to do battle!

As hundreds of amateur cricketers get ready for the start of the cricket season, one of our very own, Matt Dance prepares to do battle in the Cricket Tas Premier League for Lindisfarne.  All the very best for the upcoming season Matt, may the Batting Gods smile on you!


Workskills – Making a positive difference

One of our jobseekers who has been registered for 5 years, was recently participating in the Clarence City Council Work for the Dole activity, when the supervisor of that activity provided us with some excellent feedback highlighting his employability skills including reliability, positive attitude, showing initiative, working well with the team and displaying some good…


Join the Sorell Community to Build Our Success

Our outreach job search consultants are currently involved in Future Pursuit Sorell which is an initiative aimed at increasing opportunities in the local community. This initiative is supported by WLF Accounting and Advisory led by Gil Sawford, Consultant with Wise Lord Consulting, the South East Trade Training Centre, Clemenger Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government. The idea…

NBN Installer

Damien trains for a life changing experience

Damien was a chef. He has an extensive employment history in the industry working around Tasmania and mainland Australia.  After a number of years however, he decided that he needed to get out of the kitchen and try something new. He was interested in either labouring work or administrative work, he was willing to give anything…


Work for the Dole Success

Amal Duar has been participating in a cooking/kitchen hand activity which is a Work for the Dole project at JRS (Jordan River Service Inc).  Amal is learning and updating her skills and giving her real work-like experience in working in an industrial kitchen which includes training in Food Safety Handling, following strict polices and procedures, getting…


Man finds work after 20 years unemployed!!

Glenorchy Workskills office is currently working with a 43 year old man who has been registered on Centrelink payments for an incredible 1036 weeks (just under 20 years!). He has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, including a history of driving and drug charges. He has generally exhibited a low level of presentation and motivation…

Look and Cook

Look and Cook

 This month Workskills Community Investment Fund was put to good use to help Derwent Valley Community House continue their successful program “Look and Cook”. Look and Cook is a literacy based program, with the emphasis on being able to interpret and cook a recipe. Derwent Valley Community House brought a small group together (no more…