New Employment Services Trial (NEST) Capability Assessment

A Capability Assessment is a key component of the Targeted Compliance Framework. It is further protection for the most vulnerable Participants and provides another opportunity for Participants to disclose issues that may be affecting their ability to meet their Mutual Obligation Requirements as set out in their Job Plan. 

The Capability Assessment is conducted by Services Australia. It ensures that only those Participants who deliberately fail to meet their Mutual Obligation Requirements face potential financial penalties. The purpose of the Capability Assessment is to determine whether a Participant’s Job Plan is suitable for the Participant. A Job Plan will be suitable for a Participant if the Mutual Obligation Requirements specified in their Job Plan are appropriate to the Participant’s circumstances and the Participant is capable of meeting them.

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