Employment Plus is committed to ensuring Work for the Dole is a valuable experience for both job seekers and host organisations alike.
Work for the Dole (WfD) is a government initiative that provides job seekers with the opportunity to gain skills, experience and confidence required to move from unemployment to paid work, while making a positive contribution to their local community.
Job seekers are required to undertake a WfD activity for six continuous months each year while they remain unemployed. Some job seekers will have to participate for 25 hours a week, while others have a 15 hour a week requirement. Some will undertake a combination of approved activities concurrently to achieve their required hours each week.
Offers to host WfD placements within not-for-profit or government organisations are gratefully received.
Hosting a WfD placement at your organisation comes with many benefits:
Hosts receive funding which is based on the nature and size of the activity provided.
What does a host organisation do?
A host organisation provides ‘work-like’ activities for job seekers, by offering either an individual placement within their organisation or a project that can be delivered by a group of participants.
Which organisations can act as hosts?
WfD activities can be hosted by not-for-profit organisations/charities, or local, state, territory or Commonwealth Government organisations. For-profit organisations are not eligible.
WfD activities can take all sorts of forms, including:
Are you a not-for-profit or government organisation interested in hosting WfD participants? Simply register your details below and we’ll be in touch with you within 24 hours.