The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program helps eligible job seekers to 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.

2020-21 Federal Budget

As part of the 2020-21 Budget, the Government announced an investment of $49.5 million over two years to support an additional 14,485 places in the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.

The investment in the SEE program will ensure that new job seekers who lack basic language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) will be able to access the training and support they need to secure a job.

How the SEE program can help

The Skills for Education and Employment 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
  • Obtaining new or improved vocational skills for further study or employment
  • Developing pathways to employment
  • Ability to gain more stable, appropriate, long-term employment
Skills for education and employment_Types of skills training available

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. 

SEE Referral

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a referral to the SEE program you must:

You will not be eligible if you are:

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How the program is delivered

The Skills for Education and Skills program is delivered by a national network of SEE providers.

Training is delivered flexibly through full-time or part-time hours, via face-to-face or distance training and may be vocationally contextualised within each stream of training.

SEE providers around Australia include community organisations, public training providers, such as technical colleges, private providers, and universities.

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