NEW WORK FOR THE DOLE PROGRAMME - 2019
As of 1 January 2019 Mossman Support Services together with Busy at Work (JSA) are delivering a Work for the Dole Programme titled `Gardening for a Cause’. The aim of the project is to offer unemployed persons an opportunity to meet their mutual obligations through a WFD Programme. The Programme Supervisor, Michael Sawyer is providing guidance and instruction to participants around aspects of gardening including; plant propagation, soils, pruning and growing micro greens. The beginning of the year has been challenging with the extreme weather, however the Supervisor has been adaptable and introduced the art of growing `super greens’ which are a healthy option and fast growing which make them useful for the weekly community kitchen lunch. See our Newsletters and facebook for regular updates.
As from 1 January 2018, the Mossman Community Centre is currently not participating in any `Work for the Dole' Programmes. Information below relates to past programmes with QITE and Busy at Work.
The Mossman Community Centre and QITE are delivering a Work for the Dole Programme at Mossman Support Services. The Timber and Garden Project is well underway with participants learning new skills as they deconstruct pallets and create children’s tables and chairs. The tables and chairs will be for sale, please contact our centre if you are interested in purchasing a set.
During 2016 Mossman Support Services hosted two Work for the Dole community-based programmes.
The Timber programme hosted by QITE has continued during 2017 (see above), whilst the Landscaping programme hosted by Busy @ Work concluded in March 2017.
Work for the Dole is a work experience programme which places job seekers in activities such as timber work and landscaping, where they gain skills, confidence and experience, to move from welfare to employment, while meaningfully contributing to the community.
meet new people
make new contacts
get involved in your local community
meet your mutual onbligstions requirements to continue to receive income support
art and craft group
20 Mill St, Mossman
Community Development Officer:
Tel 4098 2836 (ext. 1)