Whether finding work, gaining new skills or changing jobs, the Dungog Shire Community Centre has a wealth of services and opportunities.

employment support

Looking for work? Use the Community Centre to access computers, do a job search, print your resume. Community workers will assist with resume writing.

Several Job Service Providers serve the Dungog Shire. APM operates out of the community centre every Monday. Workskil and Mai-Wel are also in Dungog every week. To get in touch with them, contact your individual provider.


Work for the dole programs

Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where they can gain skills and experience that give back to the community and can help them find a job.

Eligible job seekers registered with a jobactive provider will need to participate in Work for the Dole or another approved activity for six months each year to keep receiving their income support if they have mutual obligation requirements.

The program gives organisations an extra set of hands to help to undertake activities that would not normally be done. Work for the Dole Coordinators work with host organisations to identify suitable activities.

Work for the Dole can help job seekers:

  • develop the skills that employers want
  • show they are ready to start work
  • meet new people and make contacts who can be a referee
  • get involved in their local community.

Click here to go to the Work For the Dole Program website.


dungog community college

More than half the college’s courses have employability outcomes. From Aged Care to Disability to First Aid to Barista training and Safe Food Handling. 

For more information email education@dscc.net.au and be the first to hear about courses by asking to be on the mailing list.

 Click here to go the Dungog Community College website.



Green army Conservation Volunteers

Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a real difference to the environment in your local community?

Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that can help you enter the workforce, improve your career opportunities or further your education and training?

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation. It provides 30 hours a week of work and you get an allowance as you go. You also get a First Aid certificate and Certificate II in Bush Regeneration. Jobs include restoring and rehabilitating the riparian zone, keeping the 2000 recently planted trees alive and general maintenance.

Local Projects:

  • Dungog Common Project

The next intake will be in June 2016. Contact Emily to put your name down.

  • Conservation Volunteers Australia Officer, Newcastle
  • Tel 4961 2358
  • email newcastle@conservationvolunteers.com.au

Click here to go to the Green Army's website.


Workskill Raymond Terrace (have the main Job Network contract for Dungog area):

Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (specialist services for people with a disability or those with barriers to finding and keeping a job) 4934 3144.