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Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole places job seekers into work like activities where they can develop their skills and gain practical workplace experience to assist in finding and keeping a job.

You are required to participate in the program if you are a 18 to 59 and have an Annual Activity requirement. If you are a Principle Carer Parent, have partial capacity to work, or are aged 55 plus you maybe able to meet your obligation by undertaking certain approved activities. ECHO connects job seekers with local organisations providing valuable mutually beneficial Work for the Dole activities within the local community.

ECHO connects job seekers with local organisations providing valuable mutually beneficial Work for the Dole activities within the local community.
How you can benefit from Work for the Dole

  • Make new work contacts
  • Engage with the workforce
  • Develop or update skills enhancing your resume
  • Gain valuable references from work experience employers
  • Make a valuable contribution to your local community
  • Demonstrate abilities to potential employers
  • Participate in relevant job related training

What types of activities can Work for the Dole participants do?

Work for the Dole activities offer participants the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills across a diverse range of occupations. Work for the Dole activities may include:

  • Warehouse duties
  • IT and Web development
  • Hospitality
  • Retail work within not-for-profit stores
  • Administration
  • Research projects
  • Gardening and maintenance activities
  • Restoration projects within the community

Register today and improve your prospects to paid employment! Connect with ECHO today and start your career search. Please contact us via our general inquiries number,  1300 194 240 to be connected to your nearest site.