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After the Australian Government suspended them in March because of coronavirus, mutual obligations are now being reintroduced. Mutual obligations are the things you need to do if you’re on payments like JobSeeker to help you get back into work. They include training, upskilling and proof that you are searching and applying for jobs.
This may affect people who receive:
What this means for you
If you’re on one of the payments above, you need to fill out your JobSeeker Snapshot and Job Plan through the Online Employment Service.
A JobSeeker Snapshot is also called a JobSeeker Classification Instrument. It’s a questionnaire used to:
A Job Plan includes the things you agreed to do with your employment services provider or with Services Australia to help you find a job. These things may include searching for jobs or training.
If you’re connected to an employment services provider, you will also have to take part in at least one phone or online appointment.
It’s important to note that during this time, you still won’t:
You can still use jobs board or job matching to search for available jobs that suit your skills. You can also still go to interviews or accept work if an employer offers it to you.
If you have an employment services provider
If you don’t have an employment services provider
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment will contact you to tell you:
They will then tell you who your employment services provider is. Your provider will contact you to organise a phone or online appointment.