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.
Provides support to both job seekers and for employers to help with recruitment requirements.
Offers grants and training to employers that partner with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to up-skill a workforce.
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.
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.
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:
For more information
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.
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 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.
The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) is a program provides individualized help for job seekers to become self-employed business owners.
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.
The Program provides intensive support training and mentoring to eligible clients during the initial stages of establishing a business.
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.
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
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:
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.
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 operates a variety of courses that provide vocational work placement opportunities.
For more information visit the TasTAFE website or phone 1300 655 307
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:
Services for employers include:
For further information visit the Safe Haven Hub website
Phone: 1300 938 081
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
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 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 is a statewide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small business owners and those looking to create a business.
Phone: 1800 440 026
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
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:
NEIS is a program of the Australian Government's Department of Employment
Phone: 13 62 68
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