Workforce Australia

Our Workforce Australia job search support is individualised and intensive.

The right job starts with the right connections

Connect to mentors, training, workshops and local jobs through CoAct Connect and Workforce Australia.

Workforce Australia is a government program that helps people receiving income support to find work and stay employed.  

CoAct Connect is a leading not-for-profit Workforce Australia provider (formerly jobactive). We’ve provided tailored, intensive support to over 45,000 people on their journey to work. 

You’re unique, so we make sure our support is too. With flexible servicing, local expertise and strong community connections, we’re ready to help you find a job you enjoy and want to stay in 

  • We start by listening: Your story matters to us, and we’ll always ensure you feel heard, comfortable and supported.  
  • A tailored plan: We’ll unpack your skills, strengths, challenges, and training needs to create a job plan. Together, we set goals to work towards, so you succeed. 
  • Train up: Sign up for training and connect to Campus, our online employment hub for job tools, local insights, and resources.  
  • Holistic support: If you need other support, we can coordinate specialist services. Connect to allied health, mental health support, housing, rehabilitation, care services, and more.  
  • Build your worth: Boost your employability with our personal development workshops.  
  • Find the right job: Use our online tools, along with the support of your Mentor, to research, prepare, and apply.  
  • Get work-ready: Access funding for tools, training, licenses, workwear and more. Feel confident on your first day. 
  • Ongoing support to thrive: Once you’re in work, we’ll continue to support you for the next six months.  

About Workforce Australia

If you’re claiming income support and you’d like help to prepare for, find and keep a job, we can help.

Am I eligible for Workforce Australia services?

Each of our programs has different eligibility criteria. You may be eligible for personalised support via Workforce Australia if you are:
  • currently unemployed.
  • someone who will benefit from more intensive assistance.
  • on income support with mutual obligation requirements.

Get started with CoAct

Step 1
Complete our easy form or call 1800 226 228 and we’ll get back to you within 24 hrs.
Step 2
Meet with our team. We’ll unpack your goals, skills and identify the support you need.
Step 3
We’re with you every step of your journey to work, building your skills and confidence to find the right job for you.
Step 4
Our team will provide ongoing support once you are in work.

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Find your local provider

Our local job experts are ready to help you find employment that suits your needs.

Register your interest

Need help to find and keep a job? Call us on 1800 226 228 or complete our form and we’ll get back to you within the next 24 hours.

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