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Nearly 50 diverse ways to Work for the Dole in SA.



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THE HON MAL BROUGH MP

MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACTING MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Media Release

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Nearly 50 Diverse Ways To Work For The Dole In SA

The first round of Work for the Dole in 2003 in SA has 49 diverse projects with places for 780 unemployed people to sharpen up their work skills and be in a better position to find a paid job.

"These new projects show that it’s not just the unemployed who benefit. Work for the Dole also brings benefits to local communities by way of better facilities and services, an improved environment or greater showcasing of local heritage," Employment Services Minister, Mr Brough, said, announcing the new projects today.

He also pointed out further benefits of Work for the Dole. He said job seekers who participate in these activities successfully could become eligible for a Training Credit of up to $800 to further improve their employment prospects.

"Training Credits can be used to pay for accredited training and associated books and equipment and can be applied to a wide range of training opportunities. Many job seekers have already used Training Credits for a variety of courses, from driving lessons to training in heavy vehicle operation, information technology to business administration, security training to hospitality, to name just a few," he said.

The new SA projects include:

● Helping to restore two aeroplanes, a Canberra bomber and a Douglas Dakota, at the SA Aviation Museum at

Port Adelaide. ● Helping with educational activities for special needs students at Whyalla Special School.

● A landscaping project, including paved areas and counselling space at the Northern Area Community and

Youth Services Centre at Davoren Park. ● Researching and surveys for a Quit Smoking campaign in Adelaide.

● A range of health care activities around the Copper Coast, including Ardrossan, Balaklava, Stansbury and

Wallaroo.

This month’s new projects include the first for 2003. Since Work for the Dole started in late-1997, there have been 744 projects in SA providing 17,743 places.

Mr Brough announced 557 new Work for the Dole projects across Australia with 8,245 new places available. Since

1997, 11,839 projects across Australia have offered 215,396 opportunities for unemployed Australians.

A list of Work for the Dole projects approved for funding can be found at http://workplace.gov.au/workplace/activities

For further information contact:

Jeremy Irvine 02 6277 7540 0404 052 706

Further information on Work for the Dole: Ian Robinson 02 6121 7691

10/03/2003