Latest CVGT Australia News including our COVID-19 updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation and Worker Support Payments

Information about financial support for Victorian workers who are waiting for test results or self-isolating. Victorian workers can apply for a $300 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment that provides financial support while they self-isolate to wait for the results of a coronavirus (COVID-19) test. If you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close …

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Update: Mutual Obligation Requirements

Our staff are continuing to work with you during these challenging times. While our branches remain closed to visitors following government advice on social distancing measures you can still contact us via phone or email to discuss your job seeking requirements. The Federal Government has announced changes to mutual obligation requirements, which now differ across …

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COVIDSafe app language update

The COVIDSafe app will be updated to operate in five additional languages to help more Australian residents confidently use the app. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, said the latest update to the app, which will be available to download tomorrow, 3 July, will add five of the most commonly spoken languages in diverse communities in …

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Closing the Gap

Local artist Ronald Kerr explains the meaning of his painting ‘Closing the Gap’ which holds pride of place in the foyer of the CVGT Australia Head Office located in Bendigo. Ronald Kerr is part of the traditional owner group of Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Central Victoria, and works with Dja Dja Wurrung as a Project …

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Gradual Return to Mutual Obligation Requirements

As announced by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, mutual obligation requirements will recommence in a limited capacity from Tuesday 9 June 2020. This gradual approach to the reintroduction of compulsory mutual obligation requirements will support job seekers to engage with employment services and adjust to mutual obligations requirements …

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Finding Work in the Australian Jobs Market factsheet

A factsheet for job seekers is now available – to provide advice and tips on finding employment based on the department’s Vacancy Report and Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Insights. Key insights for job seekers include: ​stay updated on jobs and sectors in demand know where to find job opportunities understand your transferrable skills be ready to apply online. …

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An update for sole traders and self-employed people

Sole traders, and those who have been self-employed, would normally identify their status through the JobSeeker Payment claim process and would be granted an exemption from mutual obligation requirements.  However, recently it has been noted that a small number of sole traders/self-employed people have not identified themselves as such, and may therefore have been referred …

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Short, online courses open now for job seekers who have lost their job due to COVID-19

Job seekers who are have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and who are looking to upskill or retrain now have access to short, online courses in the high-demand areas of nursing, teaching, health, IT and science. Courses are heavily discounted for students, and payment can be deferred through HECS-HELP for those who are eligible. …

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