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  • Jumpstart Program

    The Jumpstart program is an entry-level program for Aboriginal or Torres Strait peoples.

    The program is a partnership program with TAFE NSW that allows participants the opportunity to build professional capability and skills while working in a large government organisation.

    During the 12-month program, you will attend TAFE two days a week and work with the ATO on a casual basis. The program is perfect for those who have recently left school or looking to re-enter the workforce in an entry-level position.

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    What we offer

    Our program offers you:

    • a 12-month non-ongoing casual contract
    • a formal Certificate III in Business through TAFE NSW
    • an opportunity to obtain work readiness skills and build professional capabilities
    • an opportunity to work three shifts a week to allow you to balance your work experience and study requirements, then increase your shifts to up to 5 days once you have completed your Certificate III training
    • a competitive salary
    • on-the-job training
    • shared support through:
      • a dedicated program manager, team leaders and corporate trainers
      • access to the Indigenous employee network and Indigenous liaison officers
      • access to the Aboriginal engagement team at TAFE NSW
    • paid work as a casual APS1 employee. You will be paid from $29 per hour (plus generous 15.4% superannuation). Junior rates may apply for participants 20 years old or younger
    • the opportunity to apply for an ongoing position in our Evergreen program
    • exposure to other possible career opportunities in the ATO.

    Work placement

    During your work placement, you will develop new skills and build networks to help you develop your career. This role will help you:

    • interact with taxpayers
    • take responsibility for the quality and integrity of ATO records by recording client details and interactions
    • action low risk queries and do a range of general administrative tasks
    • learn by taking part in face-to-face and online training to meet ATO productivity and quality standards.
    • use your new or existing computer skills to use office systems and software
    • assist and be guided by other ATO employees to complete tasks that will help you develop your professional skills
    • work in a flexible environment and adapt to immediate and future challenges.

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    Last modified: 10 Aug 2021QC 56958