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The Australian Government-funded Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program provides accredited training to eligible job seekers, enhancing their employability and access to further education by improving their language, literacy, and numeracy skills. The Program aims to make job seekers job-ready.

Learn new skills

Learn a new skill to help you get job-ready.


Language skills help you to better understand and follow instructions, write reports and emails, and perform well in job interviews.


Improved literacy skills can boost your employability by opening up opportunities for further education, better job prospects, and higher wages.


Training in numeracy helps to establish practical skills such as budgeting, data analysis, and problem-solving, boosting financial literacy.

Digital Skills

Digital skills are becoming increasingly important for employability, where you can increase your productivity and efficiency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program is a funded initiative by the Australian Government that provides eligible job seekers with the opportunity to improve their employability by developing and strengthening their language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills.

SEE Program participants undergo training in various communication skills including speaking, listening, reading, writing and digital skills. Participants develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential in the current job market. The program is available to job seekers who are 15 to 64 years old and have low levels of language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills.

The SEE Program is delivered in small groups or one-on-one sessions by qualified trainers who create a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Trainers develop a tailored training plan for each participant to ensure that their individual learning needs are addressed. They provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the program to help participants reach their training goals.

At the end of the program, participants receive a nationally recognised qualification that they can use to enhance their job prospects or pursue further education. With improved language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills, SEE Program participants are better equipped to engage with employers, co-workers, and clients, making them valuable assets to any organisation.

To be eligible for the SEE Program, you must be aged between 15 and 64 years, and have an assessed language, literacy, numeracy, or digital skills need. This includes Australian citizens, permanent residents, and some visa holders with work rights. Applicants must also not be studying full-time or be currently employed. Eligible job seekers may also need to meet other requirements as determined by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program provides job seekers with accredited training to improve their language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills. The training is tailored to individual needs and is aimed at improving job readiness and the ability to succeed in further education and training.

The SEE Program is offered to eligible job seekers aged between 15 and 64 years who are identified as having language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills barriers that impact their ability to secure and maintain employment.

The program’s training focuses on developing and strengthening the participant’s language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills through a range of activities such as reading, writing, speaking, maths, and digital activities which are essential for workplace success.

The program provides a valuable opportunity for job seekers to improve their language, literacy, numeracy, and digital skills to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue their career goals. It’s an excellent way for job seekers to enhance their employability and achieve their desired outcomes in the workforce.

No, there is no cost to eligible job seekers to participate in the SEE Program as it is fully funded by the Australian Government. This means that eligible participants can access training and support without having to pay for any associated costs such as course fees, or materials. Participants may also be eligible for the language literacy and numeracy supplement.

Apply for the SEE Program by talking to your local employment services provider or contacting NORTEC 1800 667 832. NORTEC provides SEE training in both New South Wales and Queensland based on your location. 

Participants in the SEE Program have access to a range of support services to help them succeed in their training and employment goals. Additional support services may include help with resume writing, interview skills, and job search strategies, as well as referrals to other services and resources as needed. By providing a comprehensive range of support services, the SEE Program aims to help participants build the skills and confidence they need to achieve their employment goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Yes, you can continue to receive government benefits while participating in the SEE program. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that there are requirements for job seekers who are receiving government benefits, such as attending appointments with their employment service provider and actively looking for work.

Participating in the SEE program can provide you with valuable skills and training to increase your chances of finding successful employment and further education opportunities. If you have any concerns about your eligibility or the impact of participating in the program on your government benefits, it’s best to discuss this with your employment service provider.

While completing the SEE Program does not guarantee employment, it aims to provide participants with the skills and qualifications necessary to improve their employability and job readiness. Participants may also receive support with job searching, resume writing, and interview skills, which can increase their chances of finding suitable employment. Ultimately, the success of securing a job is dependent on a range of factors, including individual effort and market conditions.

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