Eligibility and referral - TAFE Queensland

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For prospective students

You are eligible for up to 800 hours of free training with Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) at TAFE Queensland if you are:

  • between the ages of 15 and 64
  • registered as an active job seeker with Centrelink and looking for full-time work
  • not a full-time student
  • able to meet the rules on Centrelink benefits and visa status
  • assessed as suitable for classes.

To check your eligibility for SEE:

  • call Centrelink on 132 850. For teletypewriter (TTY) enquiries for people with hearing or speech impairments, phone 1800 810 586
  • speak to your local jobactive provider or, if in a remote area, your Community Development Programme (CDP) contact.

TAFE Queensland offers SEE classes at many locations throughout the state. If there is a TAFE Queensland SEE class in your area you will be booked for a pre-training assessment interview.

Please note, if you have completed your Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) entitlement and are a registered jobseeker you may also be eligible for SEE.

For referring agents

Referring a job seeker to SEE is a simple process and easiest while they are with you in person.

  1. Establish the job seeker's eligibility for SEE. If English is their second language contact TAFE Queensland to check their eligibility for the Adult Migrant English Program.
  2. Support the job seeker by reading through the relevant SEE information.
  3. Check which TAFE Queensland location the job seeker wishes to attend.
  4. Call the site to arrange the pre-training assessment interview while the job seeker is with you.
  5. Remind the job seeker that the interview should take up to 2 hours to complete.
  6. Enter the referral (while in contact with TAFE Queensland) and use the relevant activity code. If there is any difficulty with making the referral, please email seetells.Brisbane@tafe.qld.edu.au.
  7. TAFE Queensland will contact you if the referral doesn't show on our SEE Online system within 24 hours.
  8. Complete the pre-training assessment interview details on the back of the job seeker's SEE brochure.
  9. Your TAFE Queensland contact will confirm the job seeker's obligation.

The pre-training assessment interview

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) places are limited so it is important that you:

  • can benefit from classes
  • are able to attend all classes
  • are committed to completing SEE.

At your pre-training interview you will meet with a qualified assessor who will:

  • review your abilities in learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy
  • talk about your goals for work or further training
  • discuss the timetable and your commitment to attend classes
  • make a decision about whether you are suitable for SEE.

If you are recommended for SEE you will be placed in a training program to suit your needs and skill levels.