Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need to get the job they want by improving their language, reading, writing and maths skills. 

The program provides up to 650 hours of training and is delivered across Australia, from metropolitan and regional areas, right through to remote communities. 

It caters to various groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth, people with disabilities, mature aged people, and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The SEE program is a great way to gain the confidence and English language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to get the job you want or go on to further study.

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How the SEE program can help


The SEE program can help participants by providing:

  • overall improvement in language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • improved confidence and ability to engage in the community
  • increased confidence to undertake further study
  • new or improved vocational skills for further study or employment
  • pathways to more stable, appropriate, long-term employment 
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Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a referral to the SEE program you must meet all the following criteria:

  • aged between 15 years and the Age Pension age
  • registered as a job seeker
  • deemed suitable for training without any barriers that would prevent successful participation
  • either an Australian citizen or permanent resident or having working rights in Australia.

How is the program delivered

The SEE program is delivered by a national network of providers.

Training is delivered flexibly through full-time or part-time hours, via face-to-face, remote or distance training. Language, literacy and numeracy training is also delivered in the context of many vocational courses e.g Aged Care, Hospitality or Business.

SEE providers around Australia include community organisations and public training providers including:

  • technical colleges
  • private providers
  • universities

Referral to the SEE program

Eligible job seekers are referred to the program by Services Australia and Employment Service Providers including:

All participant learning outcomes are reported against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

SEE clients may also be eligible for the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Supplement of $20.80 per fortnight. 

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