Get help to pay the bills
Often when you are looking for support finding a job, it means you have been out of work for a while. The first thing we can help with is paying the bills.
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If you want help to budget better, use .
You may also be eligible for and some .
Slot gameWhen you have been unemployed for a while it can be very stressful. Use the Better Health Channel's for support.
The Better Health Channel also offers help on and how to cope with the feelings that result from it.
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Preparing correctly can help build confidence and increase the chances of success when applying for jobs. Here’s how.
Understand your strengths
Take the to see which jobs you'll thrive in.
Explore job options
Slot gameKnowing there are jobs available is an important first step in narrowing down your options. Look at , try different search terms and see what your skills or background might be suited to.
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Learn new skills
Skills and Job Centres offer free, personalised career planning support. There is one at every TAFE in Victoria.
Slot gameIf you're thinking about a different job Career Switch can give you other options based on your current job.
We're also currently offering Free TAFE for in demand courses.
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Get support that suits your needs
Help applying for jobs can be different depending on where you are in your jobs journey. Find the journey that matches yours below to learn how we can help.
- : Jobs Victoria lists job search websites and has tips on preparing for the application process
- : Youth Central includes how to create a resume, job application letter, get work experience and nail an interview
- : Jobs Victoria has support for retrenched workers
- : Live in Melbourne includes information on visas, qualification transfers and understanding the Australian job market
Personalised support services
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Interested in a career in government?
If you're interested in a government job visit . Anyone can apply, and we offer additional pathways to jobs in government for young people, Aboriginal people and people with a disability.
Make sure you can get paid
When you start, your employer should ask you to:
- fill in a
- give them details of your
- provide your bank account details (you can get this information from your bank)
Know your rights at work
Slot gameTo understand your rights in detail, find out whether you are classified as an .
To know the basic rights for every employee in Australia, including the minimum wage and safety requirements, find out more about:
- from the Fair Work Commission
- from the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
- dealing with from the Better Health Channel
- from WorkSafe Victoria
Slot gameReviewed 09 December 2020