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.
Unemployment can also make existing mental health conditions worse or cause new ones to form. For support with a range of mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety, visit The Better Health Channel’s page.
Preparing correctly can help build confidence and increase the chances of success when applying for jobs. Here’s how.
Understand your strengths
Explore job options
If you want to make a difference, consider a to support women fleeing family violence, children needing care or Victorians with disability wanting support. If you graduate from a Diploma of Community Services between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2024 you are .
Learn new skills
Skills and Job Centres offer free, personalised career planning support. There is one at every TAFE in Victoria.
If 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.
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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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
To know the basic rights for every employee in Australia, including the minimum wage and safety requirements, find out more about:
Reviewed 03 October 2022