Life Advice and Skills

To register a new vehicle in SA you will need to attend Service SA with an application for registration and third party insurance.

In Australia, all registered cars must have Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, it is a legal requirement in every state and territory. CTP insurance protects you from financial liability should you cause a motor vehicle accident that results in injury to a third party, including passengers in your car, other drivers and their passengers, cyclists or pedestrians.

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As a part of the Department of Human Services, Centrelink deliver social security payments and services to eligible Australians. Youth Allowance can assist young person who are studying, undertaking training or an Australian Apprenticeship, looking for work, or are sick.

Eligibility basics:

  • 16 to 21 and looking for full time work
  • 18 to 24 and studying full time
  • 16 to 24 and a full time Australian Apprentice
  • 16 to 17 and independent or needing to live away from home to study

For more information please visit the Centrelink website.

The ability to communicate effectively with superiors, colleagues, and staff is essential, no matter what industry you work in. Good communication skills will help you get hired, land promotions, and be successful throughout your career.

There are 10 essential communications skills that all workplaces value and respect, these include, listening, respectful non-verbal communication, clarity and concision, confidence, empathy, open-mindedness, respect, feedback and correct communication for various situations.

For more information, read 'Communication for Workplace Success'.

Whatever profession you are in, at any level of study, in any tasks you are completing, time management is an essential skills required in contemporary society. Taking the time to arrange priorities will give you the best opportunity to staying organised, on task and well managed.

Sustaining motivation can be tough under the best of circumstances. However, staying motivated is partly the secret to success.

So how badly do you want to achieve your goals? How much are you willing to sacrifice in the short term to gain in the long term? Are you motivated enough to keep pushing?

Need some extra motivation and inspiration?

Moving out of home is exciting, although leaving your family and living somewhere new can be overwhelming. Moving out means becoming responsible for cleaning, cooking, washing and paying bills. Get some tips on how to handle the transition to a new location, including what to do if you’re finding things really tough, develop a system that works for you, and don’t make living alone your worst enemy.

Check out these strategies for living out of home.

Taxes are a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions. You can lodge your tax return online, by completing a paper tax return form, or through a registered tax agent. The Australian income year ends on 30 June. You have from 1 July to 31 October to lodge your tax return for the previous income year.

The ATO has created an income limit known as the tax-free threshold. This allows Australian workers to NOT be taxed on income earned up to a certain point. That limit is $18,200.

All Australian citizens over the age of 18 have the right and responsibility to enrol and vote in federal elections. Enrolment and voting is compulsory. Voting allows Australian citizens to elect individuals to represent them in the two houses of the Commonwealth Parliament – the Senate and the House of Representatives.