Obtaining Work

Practical Work Experience: Trial a Job

breakthru connects you with real employers so you can trial and experience real jobs in a supported environment, speeding your journey towards paid employment.

Disclosure

Learn how to approach discussions around disclosure.

Work Opportunity

Making the most of your work opportunity.

Feedback & Communication

Feedback and communication during the work placement.

Work Experience

Negotiating a work experience placement.

Documentation

Coverage and completion of the required documentation, such as insurance.

Analysis

An analysis of your tasks and work environment.

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Get That Job: Networking & Marketing

breakthru can help you to gain the required skills and confidence to successfully market yourself to employers in order to obtain employment. This includes the use of networking to maximise employment opportunities.

Job Trials

Seek opportunities to trial a job.

Job Creation

Learn about job moulding/job creation.

Social Media

Using social media to find work.

Preparation

Preparing for negative responses.

Following Up

Following up on discussions with employers.

Sessions

Reverse marketing sessions.

Networking

Identifying and utilising networks of family & friends for employment opportunities.

Research

Researching employers for marketing.

Effective Conversations

Learn how to have effective conversations with employers.

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Be Successful At Work: Responsibilities of Employers and You

breakthru can help you to understand the key considerations of an Australian work environment. This includes the expectations and responsibilities of both employers and you as the employee.

Employer Expectations

Understand what you can expect from your employer. This may include the award, enterprise agreement, contract, training, and workplace health and safety.

Employee Expectations

Understand what your employer may expect from you. This may include workplace conduct, behaviour, attendance, teamwork, and workplace health and safety.

Policies and Procedures

Understand workplace policies and procedures and the importance of working collaboratively to get the job done.

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Get To Work: Travel Training

breakthru can help you to gain the knowledge and skills to travel independently and confidently. This can assist customers who require training for travel to and from work, job trial, volunteer work or further education.

Personal Safety

Develop knowledge of personal and safety awareness, and appropriate behaviours.

Plan & Prepare your Journey

Learn how to plan and prepare for your journey including gaining an understanding of information sources (timetables and information displays).

Technology & Infrastructure

Use of technology (travel cards and mobile phone) and existing infrastructure.

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