Under the Launch into Work program, businesses work with the department to design pre-employment projects to prepare individuals for work in their business.
Individuals are selected for projects when they demonstrate:
- the values, attributes and behaviours required by the business and the role
- a genuine interest in working for the business/industry and in the role
- a commitment to using the pre-employment project to build the skills needed to start in the role.
When an eligible individual participates in a project:
- they fully meet their mutual obligation requirements for the duration of the project
- they will continue to receive income support payments while participating in a project.
All pre-employment projects include:
- training tailored to the position
- practical activities in the workplace
Individuals who successfully complete a project will be offered employment. Someone successfully completes a project when they meet all requirements set across the project and continue to demonstrate the required values and attributes they were selected for.
Projects will generally be between 2 and 6 weeks in duration. Some projects require more training and could run for up to 12 weeks.
One of the program's aims is to create long-term secure employment for women, but projects are not only for women. Anyone aged 18 years or over can participate if they are with one of the following providers:
- Workforce Australia Services
- Transition to Work
Find out more about Launch into Work current projects.