Seasonal Work Incentives Trail Information Sessions

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Australian Government is introducing the Seasonal Work Incentives Trial on 1 July 2017 to help meet the seasonal labour demands of horticultural growers, including wine grape growers and wineries. To inform employers on how to participate in the trial, Department of Employment is conducting morning and afternoon tea information sessions during May and June for horticultural growers and employment service providers across Australia, including South Australia.

The two-year Trial aims to encourage job seekers to take up short-term work placements of six weeks by providing them with an opportunity to earn additional income, without affecting their income support payment.

The Trial will be managed from 1 July 2017 by jobactive, Transition to Work and Disability Employment Services providers. Providers will receive a weekly incentive payment for up to six weeks for placing an eligible job seeker into seasonal horticultural work.  They will work closely with you to ensure that they are matching the right workers to your jobs.

If you want to participate in the Trial you should contact a provider to discuss your labour needs. Providers are located across Australia, and their contact details are available at jobsearch.gov.au/providers (search by provider type and location).

The following information sessions will be held in South Australia:

- 31 May: Nuriootpa (AM) and Renmark (PM) (venue TBC)

- 1 June: McLaren Vale (AM) (venue TBC)

How to register?

Register with Department of Employment via SWIT@employment.gov.au by 24 May 2017