Skills for Education and Employment

SKILLS FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT (SEE)

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

Do you want to do further study or get a job but feel that your skills are holding you back? Are you a job seeker, migrant or refugee?

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) is a government program that provides free language, literacy and numeracy training for eligible job seekers. It is aimed at improving your skills so that you can go on to further education and employment.

What can I learn with SEE?

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Writing skills
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Business / workplace literacy
  • Spoken English
  • Employment training
  • Technology skills

How does the program work?

  • You can receive up to 800 hours of free training
  • You can study up to 20 hours per week or part time at 15 hours per week
  • You can join a class at any time and learn at your own pace
  • You can enter the program level that best suits your needs: initial, basic or advanced
  • Your training will be conducted in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • You will have qualified and experienced trainers

How do I get into the SEE program?

Eligibility generally includes being:

  • 15-64 years of age
  • Registered with Centrelink and eligible for jobactive or Disability Employment Service (DES) assistance
  • Not a full time student
  • Meeting the conditions of visa status and benefits

To enrol in a SEE course, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Obtain a referral from Centrelink or from your Employment Services Provider.
STEP 2: Your employment services provider will determine your eligibility.
STEP 3: The employment provider will make an appointment with a SEE provider such as Macquarie Community College.
STEP 4: Macquarie Community College will assess your reading, writing and oral communication skills and talk to you about your goals for study or employment.
STEP 5: Macquarie Community College will then enrol you in your first course!

If you are an employment service provider, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Assess your client for suitability for the SEE program.
STEP 2: Complete the online SEE Training Appointment Form for either Ryde or Chatswood.
STEP 3: Please inform your client that they must bring their photo ID to the assessment meeting.
STEP 4: Upon receipt of the form, Macquarie Community College will contact the client directly to arrange an appointment.
STEP 5: Macquarie Community College will assess your client’s reading, writing and oral communication skills and enrol them in the most appropriate course.