Information for Job seekers

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The SEE program offers free training to help improve your reading, writing, maths and basic computer skills. In SEE, you can:

  • begin at your own level and learn at your own pace
  • study full-time or part-time, anywhere in Australia
  • continue to look for work or care for your family
  • undertake training in a classroom, remotely or a combination
  • chose training tailored to your needs and goals.

How the SEE program can help you

Stronger foundation skills in reading, writing, maths and computer use help increase your confidence as well as open the door to more secure work and interesting roles. Whether you're a native English speaker or from a non-English speaking background, SEE has courses to help.

In SEE, you can focus on just the foundation skills you need or improve these skills while you train for a particular job or industry, such as personal care, hospitality, warehousing, business and more.

The SEE program is a great way to gain the confidence and English language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to get the job you want or go on to further study.

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Watch this animation to see how the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program can help you achieve your goals with free reading, writing and maths training.

Carla was a stay-at-home parent wanting to enter employment who realised that she needed to improve her reading and writing to get further qualifications in childcare. Due to her location and personal circumstances, she has been participating in SEE which offers her the flexibility to go to class and study from home. Watch this animation to learn more.

SEE success stories

These student profiles highlight the way highlight the way the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need to get the job they want by improving their language, reading, writing and maths skills.

Accessing the SEE program

If you have an employment services provider, they can refer you to SEE. Referring providers include:

If you receive income support, you may also be eligible for the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Supplement of $20.80 per fortnight. 

Voluntary participants (those not receiving income support) can contact their local SEE provider directly for a referral.

Any job seeker can also request a referral from Services Australia regardless of their income support status.