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WISE Employment helps you find and keep meaningful work. Our services are cost-free to eligible job seekers and tailored to meet your needs and personal circumstances. Register as a WISE job seeker to get started.

Our jobseekers are from different backgrounds and stages of life. Our skilled and dedicated staff can assist you with most challenges and want to help you become self-sufficient through employment.

We are also one of Australia’s largest disability employment services providers and a registered training organisation.

Register your interest as a WISE job seeker

Find your nearest WISE Employment office

Who we help

We help job seekers under the Australian Government’s jobactive and Disability Employment Services initiatives. Depending on your circumstances we offer as little or as much help as you need. You might:

  • have been unemployed for a short time or a long time
  • have worked for years then been retrenched
  • never have worked due to disability or illness, including mental illness
  • be returning to work after caring for family
  • be a young person (youth employment), or a mature-age worker requiring mature-age employment services (for job seekers aged 50 and above)
  • be an Indigenous Australian, an asylum seeker or refugee.

How we help you

From our first meeting we aim to build a trusting partnership with you. We take time to find out what you are good at and what you like doing. You might need help with a resume, interview coaching or your needs might be greater. We want you to enjoy the benefits of working as soon as possible. Read more about the benefits of working and what to expect when you become a WISE job seeker.

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Our dedicated and highly-trained staff help people to find a job and become self-sufficient through employment. Our employment services include:

• helping you to find work through employment services under the Australian Government’s jobactive and Disability Employment Services initiatives.
• training
• specialist employment programs and services e.g. occupational rehabilitation services
• tips and hints for job application and interview success.

Read more: Services
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What sort of job might suit your skills, interests and experience? What questions might you get asked in an interview? How much should you get paid?

Find the answers on our resources page.

Read more: Resources
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We love sharing our job seeker success stories about the job seekers we have helped find jobs, empowered through employment and enrolled in job support programs. We hope our job seeker success video and written job seeker success stories will inspire you along your own path to employment and finding work you find meaningful.

Read more: Success stories
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If you are interested in becoming a WISE jobseeker, register with Centrelink then ask them to refer you to WISE Employment. You can also submit our Register to become a WISE jobseeker form.

Read more: Register with WISE
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How do you update your resume? Why should you change your cover letter for each job application? 

Our toolbox full of jobseeking tips and hints will show you how to write a resume and boost your job application and interview success.

Read more: Toolbox

We understand that everyone has different levels of experience and ability. Interskills (RTO ID: 6653) has training programs that are tailored to help you build the skills and confidence you need to get and keep a job and to improve your life. 

Our strong connections with local businesses ensure our training programs target areas of current skill shortages and are relevant to the jobs being offered in your community.

Interskills is the training arm of WISE Employment. Please visit the Interskills website for a range of training courses.

Note: As from January 2015, all students undertaking nationally recognised training would need a Unique Sudent Identifier (USI). Create your USI here.


Read more: Training
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Raising young children is a very important role. Combining parenting and preparing for work can be a challenge. ParentsNext helps you plan and prepare for work by the time your children are at school. In Burnie, WISE Employment has partnered with Youth, Family and Community Connections (YFCC) to bring ParentsNext to eligible families. We offer you a friendly, tailored service to help you plan a pathway to your education and work goals. 


Read more: ParentsNext

1. Getting to know you

Once you register with Centrelink and WISE, we can talk to you about your skills and interests. Based on your circumstances, education or health we can help you plan the best way of getting a job. Translation services are available.

2. Getting ready to work

If you need extra skills training, help with language and literacy, work experience or access to other services we can arrange help. Our dedicated staff can promote you to local businesses that may create a job for you or are looking for your skills.

3. Getting on with the job

After you start work we stay in touch with you and your employer to make sure that your job is going well and provide you with further support. We can help solve issues if they arise and organise extra training or special equipment.