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Employment

There is a range of services and support to assist people to gain employment in Tasmania.

Employment Support

Laboratory Workers

Connect Employment Support Services

Programs are specifically tailored for people from refugee and humanitarian entrant backgrounds in consultation with Job Services Australia agencies. Programs develop opportunities for social enterprise including support to implement these ideas and increase opportunities for specialist training of individuals and groups for future employment through community projects or identification of employer needs.

Employment Service Providers

Provides support to both job seekers and for employers to help with recruitment requirements.

Equity Program

Offers grants and training to employers that partner with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to up-skill a workforce.

jobactive National Work Experience Programme

Those enrolled in jobactive, including migrants and former refugees, can access the National Work Experience Programme (the program). The program involves matching a workplace that is looking for a new employee with jobseekers interested in that area of work.

TasTAFE work placements

A number of TasTAFE courses provide vocational work placement opportunities. Resources have been developed to support employers, students and TAFE teachers and are available online.

Find your way into work program

 The Find your way into work program is offered by the Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania.  This program provides a holistic employment pathway service to participants and includes:

  • Career planning
  • Interview and job application skills
  • Accredited and non-accredited training
  • Work placements and volunteering opportunities.

For more information

Work experience

Work Experience Program

Diversity in Business Employer Resources

If your business would like to know more about providing work experience opportunities for new migrants, there are a number of services willing to support and help you.

The Diversity in Business Employer Resources weblink provides contact details.

Mentoring Services

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UTAS Career Mentor Program (State-wide)

The Career Mentor Program is open to all University of Tasmania students and matches participants (mentees) with prior UTAS students/Alumni (mentors). The mentoring lasts for a period of approximately seven months.

Mentoring Services Tasmania (State-wide)

Mentoring Services Tasmania provides mentoring opportunities for those who are looking to become a business leader in Tasmania. The mentors provide: guidance, support, introductions and constructive criticism when warranted.

Self-employment

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) is a program provides individualized help for job seekers to become self-employed business owners.

Enterprise Centres Tasmania

Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a state-wide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small businesses owners and those looking to create their own business.

Migrant small business support and referrals (Launceston)

The Program provides intensive support training and mentoring to eligible clients during the initial stages of establishing a business.

Employing Migrants

Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania)

Preparing Migrant Workers Jobs

The Preparing Migrant Workers Jobs Program provides opportunity to address the barriers in gaining employment through participation in a pre-employment program, with a particular focus on the Aged Care sector's ancillary positions.  It enables participants to have access to vocational education and training opportunities which help to prepare them for work and/or further training opportunities. Furthermore, it promotes the benefit of undertaking further study to assist participants gain entry to the job market.

Asset Training

The Asset Training project enables participants to obtain practical skills and knowledge through simulated cleaning worksite training and work.

For further information contact the Migrant Resource Centre phone (03) 6221 0999

Migrant Resource Centre (Northern Tasmania)

Work Ready Migrants

The Work Ready Migrants program seeks to provide career pathway mentoring for humanitarian entrants and migrants to guide them through Vocational Education Training (VET) and entry into the Australian workforce including:

  • practical skills and knowledge through a simulated cleaning worksite and work placement opportunities
  • increase job searching skills and create awareness of the Australian workplace to ultimately lead to sustainable employment
  • increase the employability of humanitarian entrants and migrants in northern Tasmania
  • provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for humanitarian entrants and migrants
  • post-employment support
Find your way into work

The Find your way into work program provides participants with access to holistic employment pathway services on career planning, job application development, work placements and volunteering opportunities.

For more information visit the Migrant Resource Centre Launceston website or phone (03) 6332 2211.

Skills Tasmania

Training and Workforce Pathway Program

The Training and Workforce Pathway Program offers grants and training to employers that partner with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to up-skill their workforce.

For further information visit the Skills Tasmania website or phone 1800 655 846

TasTAFE Work Placements

TasTAFE operates a variety of courses that provide vocational work placement opportunities.

For more information visit the TasTAFE website or phone 1300 655 307

Safe Haven Hub

CatholicCare Tasmania operates the Safe Haven Hub which provides support for certain temporary visa holders, people seeking asylum and former humanitarian entrants and migrants who are experiencing difficulty in gaining employment or engaging in education and/or training.

Services for individuals include:

  • establishment support in a new State
  • pre-employment planning
  • formal training qualification opportunities
  • pathways to education and employment
  • active assistance in becoming job ready
  • community orientation

Services for employers include:

  • cultural support
  • employer forums
  • post-placement employment support

For further information visit the Safe Haven Hub website

Phone: 1300 938 081

Hamlet Incorporated

Hamlet is a not-for-profit social enterprise trading as a cafe, caterer, and community meeting place and provides work placement and training opportunities in the hospitality industry.

Hamlet is located at 40 Molle Street, Hobart.

Find out more by visiting Hamlet's website

Phone 0407 169 352

Career Mentor Program UTAS

The University of Tasmania's Career Mentor Program is open to all University of Tasmania students and matches participants (mentees) with prior UTAS students/alumni (mentors).

Visit the University of Tasmania website

Phone: 1300 363 864

Mentoring Services Tasmania

Coachestuff

Mentoring Services Tasmania provides mentoring opportunities for small business owners who are looking to become a business leader in Tasmania.  Coachestuff links small business operators with experienced volunteer mentors who assist Tasmanian businesses to grow and prosper.

Visit the Coachestuff website.

Enterprise Centres Tasmania

Statewide Network

Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a statewide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small business owners and those looking to create a business.

Visit business.tas.gov.au

Phone: 1800 440 026

Harvest Labour Services

The Harvest Trail gives people the opportunity to combine seasonal harvest work with travel around Australia. There are 11 locations in Tasmania.

Harvest Labour Services is a program of the Australian Government's Department of Employment.

Phone: 1800 062 332

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) is delivered by a network of 21 providers assisting job seekers to become self-employed business owners, by offering the following services:

  • accredited small business training and business mentoring
  • income support
  • personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider

NEIS is a program of the Australian Government's Department of Employment

Phone: 13 62 68

Jobactive - National Work Experience Program

Jobactive matches job seekers in unpaid real life work experience programs.  Jobactive helps jobseekers gain experience and confidence, while demonstrating skills to potential employers.  Employers who offer participants ongoing employment after the Jobactive placement may be eligible for a wage subsidy.

Jobactive is an Australian Government Department of Employment program.

Phone 13 62 68