The Points Based Activation System for the new model

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The Points Based Activation System (PBAS) is a new and flexible approach by which Participants can meet their Mutual Obligation Requirements. Under the new approach, Participants will be able to meet their Mutual Obligation Requirements by undertaking sufficient tasks to meet a specified Points Target each Points Reporting Period.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment introduced PBAS for Participants registered in the New Employment Services Trial (NEST) from December 2020.

During July 2021, the department consulted with stakeholders, providing an overview of the proposed PBAS, to commence from July 2022, seeking thoughts and feedback prior to finalising the design for the New Employment Services Model. Consultations included:

The presentations used during these consultations sessions, together with all Q&As, are available for all interested stakeholders. Further questions about PBAS can be sent through to the

The positions presented by the department in these presentations and the Q&As are still subject to ongoing consultation and consideration. The information presented is produced for the information of stakeholders and should not be relied on as a basis for any decision, especially in relation to any preparation for a later response to any Request for Proposal. The department is not liable for any loss resulting from any reliance on any information made available in this PowerPoint or Q&A.