Sector watch update: October 2018

Job seekers’ AOD rehabilitation activities
The Director of Unemployment Payments—Work and Study Payments branch of the Department of Social Services has provided NADA with more information regarding the implementation of the ‘substance misuse measures’ announced in the 2017–18 Federal Budget. The information is focused on the measure which commenced on 1 January 2018 to allow job seekers to have AOD rehabilitation activities included in their Job Plan to either fully meet their Mutual Obligation Requirements or count towards their Annual Activity Requirement hours.
The Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Job Plan Code NV07 Advice [PDF] provides detailed information regarding how employment services providers should create and approve Job Plans for job seekers undertaking AOD rehabilitation.
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