Voluntary work and mutual obligation requirements for unemployment payment recipients
June 29th, 2022
Mutual obligation requirements are tasks and activities you agree to do while getting certain payments from the Government. Penalties apply if you don’t meet them.
Find out more from the factsheet provided by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
Workforce Australia replaces jobactive from 1 July 2022 and feature:
These changes apply to compulsory and voluntary participants in jobactive. This includes those in the current online employment service.
It doesn’t apply to job seekers engaged in any of the following:
If you’re connected with jobactive, there will also be changes to how you’ll meet your mutual obligations requirements. You’ll need to meet a monthly points target to meet your requirements. The target will be set by your employment services provider and will be tailored to your individual circumstances.
Read more about your points target on the Workforce Australia website.
If you’re connected with jobactive, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment will contact you soon. They’ll let you know about the changes and how they affect you.
If you have questions, you can contact either:
Read more about Workforce Australia on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.
Below you can find a factsheet from the Department of Education, Skills and Training on mutual obligation requirements and volunteering. The factsheet confirms that as at June 2022:
Please note: This factsheet was provided by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and reflects changes to mutual obligation requirements commencing July 2022. For any questions regarding the contents of this factsheet please call 1800 805 260 or visit the Workforce Australia website.