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SEE Program Overview

NORTEC delivers the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program, a free program for eligible participants. NORTEC’s delivery of this program abides by and is regulated by a Provider Code of Conduct.


The SEE program provides eligible job seekers with accredited training to improve their access to successful employment and further education. It is funded by the Australian Government and is designed to improve the employability of eligible job seekers through developing and strengthening their language, literacy and numeracy skills. The aim of the Program is for prepare job seekers to be job-ready.

The Program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to eligible job seekers, to help them to participate more effectively in training or in the workforce.

The Skills for Education and Employment Program offers:

  • A pathway to employment or further vocational training;
  • Assistance in reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills (within the Australian Core Skills Framework);
  • A vocational training and employment plan;
  • Development in entry level digital literacy and employability skills;
  • Flexibility in classroom access; and
  • Individualised learning plans.

The SEE program can also be a stepping stone towards further study and a qualification and is suitable also for those with a non-English Speaking background. The program offers initial, basic and advanced streams of training.

SEE is not like school. It provides:

  • One-on-one tutoring;
  • Working in small groups;
  • A relaxed and friendly learning environment;
  • Qualified, experienced trainers;
  • The flexibility to work at your own pace; and
  • A supportive learning environment

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.




The program caters for job seekers who are experiencing significant disadvantage in the labour market due to low levels of language, literacy and/or numeracy.

These include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • youth
  • people with disabilities
  • mature aged people
  • job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for a referral to the Skills for Education and Employment program job seekers must:

  • be of working age (15 years and above)
  • be registered as a job seeker with Department of Human Services and looking for full time work
  • not be a full-time student
  • satisfy income support or visa requirements
  • be deemed suitable for the program with a capacity to benefit.

Eligible job seekers are referred to the program through Referring Agencies, including the Department of Human Services, jobactive, Disability Employment Services, the Community Development Program, Transition to Work, and ParentsNext providers.


The Skills for Education and Employment program is held at 15 sites across
NSW and QLD, delivering training Monday through Thursday each week: