Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole (WfD) is a government-funded work experience program designed to help clients gain skills and experience and improve their chances of getting a job.

WfD placements can be hosted by not-for-profit organisations, charities, Landcare groups and government agencies. While Work for the Dole placements are unpaid roles, host organisations are asked to provide a real ‘work like’ experience for participants.

Through WfD, many unemployed people satisfy their Mutual Obligation participation requirements to give something back to the Australian community. In return for their unemployment payments from the government, they undertake practical skills in the community that assist them to increase their employability so they can move on to paid employment.

If you’re interested in establishing and delivering your own Work for the Dole activity, please fill in our Expression of Interest form.