GetSet provides assistance with the organization and management of Work for the Dole projects. We provide a supervisor who will oversee all operations and we handle the management of the project including but not limited to ordering of stock ,sourcing of tools and equipment, ensuring the projects are completed within scheduled dates.
GetSet are veterans of numerous Work for the Dole projects in the region including the Fiveborough Wetlands and Assumption Villa projects.
Participants in the Work for the Dole projects can gain skills and experience while working on projects that give back to the community. The skills obtained will help participants to become more marketable to potential employers.
What do you get out of Work for the Dole?
By participating in Work for the Dole, individuals undertake work-like activities and gain skills and experience that can help you find a job.
This will give you the chance to:
- develop the skills that employers want—like team work, communication and reliability
- increased confidence and show that they are ready to start working
- meet new people and make contacts who can be a referee for you when they apply for a job
- get involved and contribute to your local community
What Will You Be Doing?
There are many different activities that you might be doing through one of the many current Work for the Dole projects. Each will help you develop skills that show you are ready to start work.
Some examples of what you might do include:
- gardening and maintenance works
- conservation or environmental activities
- retail work
- hospitality services
- office administration
- warehouse duties
The focus is to place you in a role that will give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills to potential employers.
How Long Do You Need to Do Work for the Dole?
There are different requirements for Work for the Dole based on your age.
If you are required to do Work for the Dole for six months of each year you will need to complete:
- 25 hours per week if you are aged under 30 years
- 15 hours per week if you are aged 30-49 years.
If you are aged 50 years or over you can volunteer to do Work for the Dole as your approved activity for 15 hours per week for six months each year.
Job seekers who have a partial capacity to work or who are principal carer parents will need to participate for about half the number of hours in Work for the Dole as full capacity job seekers.
To find out more about the work for the dole projects please contact us