Further extending career advice for digital job seekers

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An additional $1.5 million is being provided to extend the trial that commenced in January 2022, providing career guidance to job seekers aged 25 and over engaged in Digital Services as part of Workforce Australia.

The trial will be extended by 6 months through to 31 December 2022, offering up to 1,820 additional career guidance sessions from qualified career practitioners.

From 1 July 2022, career guidance sessions will also count towards digital job seekers’ mutual obligation requirements.

Extending the service will ensure all digital job seekers, including those who are mid-career, have up-to-date, accurate advice about career options, including in relation to emerging workforce opportunities.

About the 1800 CAREER service

Through the 1800 CAREER service, eligible digital job seekers can have free 45-minute personalised career guidance session with a qualified career practitioner, tailored to their needs over the phone.

For more information about eligibility and career guidance sessions, visit the 1800 CAREER page, call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337), or SMS ‘Career’ to 0429 009 435.