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QR code system to support COVID-19 contact tracing

All visitors to CVGT Australia sites can access state government-provided QR code services to help with COVID-19 contact tracing. The collection of accurate and complete details of visitors makes contact tracing more efficient in the efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community. The QR code service is an electronic method that …

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Mutual obligation requirements return for Victorian job seekers

As workplaces continue to open across Victoria, from 23 November mutual obligation requirements will be re-introduced to our job seekers living in the state or serviced by our Victorian branches. The change aligns with mutual obligation arrangements in other states and territories that have been in place since 28 September. Our priority is to protect …

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Activities and appointments: mutual obligations update

From Monday 28 September, mutual obligation requirements become mandatory for all job seekers, except if you are living in Victoria. We are here to support you through these changes. We understand that everyone’s needs and circumstances are different. Our doors in New South Wales and Tasmania are open to help you for all activities and …

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JobSeeker and JobKeeper payment extensions

The JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs will be extended beyond their existing September deadlines, albeit with reductions in payments. JobSeeker Since March, the maximum $550 a fortnight JobSeeker has been effectively doubled to about $1100 a fortnight with the introduction of the coronavirus supplement. From September 25, the supplement will fall to $250 a fortnight, taking …

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Local Aboriginal COVID-19 response networks

Aboriginal communities are working to establish Local Aboriginal COVID-19 Response Networks to help deliver important services local communities. The networks, to be completed with the Victorian Government, will be designed to be a platform where community members and organisations can access and share information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts; seek referral points; raise …

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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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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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