Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program

The redesigned SEE Program has started – and it’s free!

The Australian Government is investing $436.4 million over four years for a redesigned Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program, with the aim of improving access to training for all adult Australians seeking to build their language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills.

The redesigned SEE Program delivers on the Government’s commitment from the September 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit to reinvigorate, in partnership with states, territories and stakeholders, foundation skills programs to support workers and vulnerable Australians to gain secure employment choices.

From 1 July 2024, eligibility for the SEE Program is being expanded. All Australians over the age of 15 who have left school and who need help with their language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills are eligible, and they don’t have to be a registered job seeker to participate.

The redesigned SEE Program is available across metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia. Training will be offered in two distinct and complementary training delivery streams:

  • General SEE Delivery: training of individuals by contracted training providers. This stream has been redesigned to offer both accredited and non-accredited training, provide more support for learners and include workplace-based training options.
  • SEE First Nations: a new stream dedicated to whole of community skills training delivery to First Nations people. SEE First Nations grants will fund First Nations organisations including Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs), registered training organisations (RTOs), Adult Community Education (ACE) providers or peak bodies (applying on behalf of their eligible members) to design appropriate training to suit their needs.

The SEE Program will help Australians get the skills they need through reading, writing, maths and computer skills training.

Watch a short video about the SEE Program.

SEE Success Stories

Find out how the SEE program has helped real people reach their goals.

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SEE where it can take you!

Stronger reading, writing, maths and computer skills can help you to: 

  • improve the skills you already have
  • build a better pathway to a good job
  • go further in your current job
  • be more confident to do further study

SEE will help with all these goals as well as everyday tasks, like filling in forms and reading to your child.

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Am I eligible?

To be eligible for SEE you need to be either:

  • an Australian citizen or
  • a permanent visa holder or
  • on a provisional or temporary visa with working rights and eligible for the Adult Migrant English Program or
  • a Pacific Australian Labour Mobility visa holder.

And be:

  • aged over 15 years and left school.
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How is the program delivered?

SEE is delivered by a national network of training providers. The training

Is flexible and can be:

  • part-time or full-time
  • in the classroom, in the workplace or online
  • foundation skills-focussed or vocational with foundation skills training embedded.
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Where can I find out more?

For more information, you can:

I’m an employer, industry association or union, where can I find out more?

The SEE Program includes Workplace-Based Training Projects where employers, industry associations and unions can partner with a SEE Provider to deliver workplace-based training to employed Australians.