1.1.U.55 Unsuitable work (NSA, YA)
For the purposes of NSA and YA, work may be unsuitable for a job seeker if it:
- requires particular skills, experience or qualifications that the person does not have, and appropriate training will not be provided by the employer,
- may aggravate a pre-existing illness, disability (1.1.D.160) or injury and medical evidence has been provided or an ESAt/JCA supporting this has been provided,
- involves health or safety risks and would contravene an occupational health and safety law,
- the terms and conditions for the work are less generous than the applicable statutory conditions,
- involves commuting from home to work that would be unreasonably difficult,
- involves working more hours than a person's assessed capacity,
- involves enlistment in the Defence force or the Reserve forces,
- is the subject of industrial disputation, or
- the work requires the person to change their residence, or
- in the Secretary's opinion, is unsuitable for any other reason.
- Example: On the basis of moral, cultural or religious grounds.
Act reference: SSAct section 601(2A) Unsuitable work for NSA, section 541D(1) Unsuitable work for YA
Policy reference: SS Guide 126.96.36.199 Unsuitable Work
Last reviewed: 1 July 2011