Part-time work obligations
What you need to do to meet your part-time work obligations.
Part-time work obligations generally mean you’ll need to look for work of at least 15 or 20 hours a week, depending on your situation.
You’ll need to look for work of at least 20 hours a week if you're either:
- getting Jobseeker Support, or
- getting Sole Parent Support and your youngest child is aged 3 to 13 years, or
- a partner with a dependent child aged 3 to 13 years.
If you’re getting Jobseeker Support and you have a health condition, injury or disability, you'll need to look for work of at least 15 hours a week.
If you can’t work part-time, you may have work preparation obligations
What you need to do
If you have part-time work obligations you’ll need to:
- be available for and take reasonable steps to get a suitable part-time job
- take any offer of suitable part-time or temporary work, or work that is seasonal or subsidised
- attend and take part in any suitable job interviews we ask you to
- take and pass any drug test potential employers or training providers require
- attend and take part in interviews with us as required
- work with us to plan how you’ll find a suitable job
- take part in any other activities that we refer you to, such as attend any job training courses, seminars, work experience or work assessments (including rehabilitation, but not medical treatment) that will improve your work readiness or help you get work
- let us know how you’re meeting your work obligations as often as we reasonably require.
What happens if you don't meet your obligations?
At any time, if you can’t meet your obligations, please talk to us. Unless you have a good reason for not meeting them, your benefit could reduce or stop.