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Support for Affected Workers

The following resources can be used by workers affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

 What’s Next?

https://whatsnext.employment.gov.au/

What’s Next? Helps you decide what to do if you have been retrenched or are looking for a new career.

There is help for finding a job, getting some training and looking after yourself.

Job Outlook

https://joboutlook.gov.au/

Your guide to Australian careers JobOutlook can help you make the decisions about study and training, your first job or the next step in your career. Skills Match - Career Quiz - Future Outlook are tools to help you make decisions.

jobactive

www.jobactive.gov.au

jobactive helps people find work and better meet the needs of employers. jobactive providers have the flexibility to tailor their services to your assessed needs. They can help you with: -finding a job -help to start a business -relevant training and support -identifying your skills and attributes -writing job applications -interview tips and techniques

Services Australia/

Centrelink

www.servicesaustralia.gov.au

Call 13 28 50.

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coro…

Services Australia (used to be Centrelink) can assist you with financial information about: -income support options -effect of redundancy payment on receiving income support -waiting periods (depending on the amount of money you have to support yourself) -adjusting your Family Tax Benefit estimate or adjusting Child Support information -Youth Allowance entitlements for dependent children.

Financial information Service

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/financial-inf…

A free service that can inform and educate you about financial matters.

MoneySmart

http://www.moneysmart.gov.au/

MoneySmart is a government website with tips and tools to help make the most of your finances, including a DIY budget toolkit, how to manage your money, or deal with credit or debt.

Beyond Blue

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Call 1300 22 46 36.

Provides a free support service and information resources on depression and anxiety for all age groups.

Lifeline

http://www.lifeline.org.au/

Call 13 11 14

Lifeline provides online, phone and face-to-face crisis support.

Training – Skills and Jobs Centre

https://www.tafegippsland.edu.au/service/skills_and_jobs_centre

S&JC provides people with independent advice on study and job options; offering support to those who are looking for training, considering a career change, transitioning or looking for work.

Treasury

https://treasury.gov.au/coroavirus

The Australian Government has announced an economic response totalling $17.6 billion across the forward estimates to protect the economy by maintaining confidence, supporting investment and keeping people in jobs. Additional household income and business support will flow through to strengthen the wider economy.

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