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Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole places participants in activities where they can gain skills and experience that give back to the community and can help them find a job.

Work for the Dole is part of jobactive. It is a mandatory federal government work experience programme which places participants in activities where they can build new skills, experience and confidence to move from welfare to work while giving back to their community.

Work for the Dole activities can be hosted by not-for-profit organisations/charities, or local, state, or Australian Government organisations or agencies. During Work for the Dole, participants undertake work-like activities at a host organisation or as part of a community-based project.

Work for the Dole can help participants to:
  • Develop on-the-job skills
  • Demonstrate abilities to potential employers
  • Obtain references from work experience employers
  • Make new work contacts
  • Take part in training
  • Stay connected to the workforce
Work for the Dole provides benefits to local communities:
  • Enables new or improved community facilities
  • Provides an extra pair of hands to help complete tasks within local community organisations
  • Offers the ability to undertake projects that otherwise would not be able to be undertaken
  • Helps community organisations to offer additional or new services
Some examples of Work for the Dole activities include:
  • Retail and customer service work in not-for-profit stores
  • Assistance with office and administration duties for eligible organisations
  • Gardening or maintenance activities in schools or aged care facilities
  • Rehabilitation works of public parks and roadways
  • Restoration of historic buildings and community facilities
  • Production of websites and videos for eligible organisations

For further information about Work for the Dole go to:

Enquiry Form

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TURSA values your feedback. Please click a link below to tell us about your experience.

Consumer Protection Form

TURSA protects your rights as a consumer of our training and/or assessment services.

If you are undertaking nationally accredited and/or subsidised training with Tursa Employment & Training and you wish to make a complaint or appeal an assessment decision, you can contact the Consumer Protection Officer by completing the form below.
You will be contacted within 5 business days.

Please note that while your confidentiality will be respected at all times, you must provide your name, contact phone number and e-mail address to be contacted about this matter.

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Feedback Form

TURSA strives to provide excellent customer service. You may have an idea or suggestion that can help us improve our service to you. If so, we welcome your feedback which you can enter below.
Alternatively, you can download the feedback form and return it to your nearest TURSA centre.
Please note that while your confidentiality will be respected at all times, you need to provide your name and address or contact number if you wish to be contacted about this matter. A response will be made as soon as possible from the relevant Site or Service Manager.

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Job Application Form

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Expression of Interest Form

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Training Feedback Form

TURSA strives to provide excellent customer service. You may have an idea or suggestion that can help us improve our training service to you. If so, we welcome your feedback which you can enter below.
Alternatively, you can download the feedback form and return it to your nearest centre.

Please note that while your confidentiality will be respected at all times, you need to provide your name and address or contact number if you wish to be contacted about this matter. A response will be made as soon as possible from the relevant service Manager.

For complaints about the service received, please use the Consumer Protection form instead.

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Training Enquiry Form

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Website Survey

Job Application Form

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