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Employment opportunities and what to do if your work situation changes.

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Wages assistance – JobKeeper payments

You will receive a notification from your employer if you will be receiving the JobKeeper payment.

Most employees will need to do nothing further.

Employees in the following circumstances will have additional obligations.

  • If you have more than one employer you must tell your primary employer.
  • If you are not an Australian citizen you must notify your employer of your visa status.
  • If you currently receive an income support payment you must notify Services Australia that you will be getting JobKeeper payments.

Changing working arrangements

You may find your work arrangements are changing.

Employers must allow employees to work from home where it's reasonably practical, so you may be working from home. Or you may have had a change to your regular hours or the days you work. Perhaps you are considering taking leave or have been asked to take leave by your employer.

Find more information about managing changing work arrangements at the Fair Work website.

Changes to long service leave

Temporary changes have been made to long service leave arrangements to provide greater flexibility for employers and workers.

Find more information about the changes to long service leave.

Fee-free TAFE courses online

NSW residents can access a number of fee-free short courses to gain skills across a ranges of industries.

Courses include:

  • practical business skills
  • enhance your digital impact
  • improve leadership performance
  • develop administration skills
  • grow health and medical knowledge.

See available courses at TAFE NSW

Apprentices and trainees

Training Services NSW has information for apprentices and trainees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The information covers:

  • suspension and loss of job
  • cancellation of apprenticeship or traineeship
  • training completion
  • Training Plans
  • school based apprentices and trainees.

The JobTrainer funding program announced by the Australian Government in July 2020 has expanded and extended apprentice and trainee wage subsidies for businesses.

Becoming unemployed

Find out what happens if your employment ends during the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), including what you are entitled to, and what to do next.

Find more information about ending employment at the Fair Work website.

JobSeeker payment boost

JobSeeker and other income support payments have temporarily been increased, and eligibility for these payments has been expanded.

Last updated: 20 July 2020

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