The Points Based Activation System (PBAS) for Workforce Australia

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For individuals getting income support with mutual obligation requirements, Workforce Australia is introducing a new Points Based Activation System (PBAS). PBAS will give you more choice and flexibility in how you meet your obligations each reporting period. You’ll complete tasks and activities to earn the points you need to meet your individually tailored points target.

Consultation and Trial

The department 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 operationally from 4 July 2022, seeking thoughts and feedback prior to finalising the design for Workforce Australia. Consultations included:

More information

Read more about Workforce Australia, and the flexible Points Based Activation System (PBAS).