Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) is a flexible program that prepares young people for work and makes it easier for businesses to find great employees.


Young people will be prepared for work through Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job. If you’re a young job seeker, find out more about Employability Skills Training and how it can help you gain work.


Employers can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship. A trial gives a motivated young person time to show an employer what they can do in a workplace. Businesses receive a payment of $1000 to help with the costs of hosting the trial, and young people receive an incentive payment from the Government on top of their income support.


Businesses can receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) if they hire an eligible young person between 15 and 24 years of age. Find out more about help with training and wage costs.

For employees

Get the experience and training you need to secure a job

If you’re a job seeker aged 15-24 Youth Jobs PaTH’s face-to-face Employability Skills Training could improve your chances at getting a job. Courses focus on communication, teamwork, time management and problem solving, career development and job preparation. You can also explore different career paths that match your interests.

If you’re ready to get started, contact your local employment services provider. Let them know you would like to take part in Employability Skills Training. They will explain the course content and if there is a suitable option for you they can connect you with the right course in your area.

For employers

Want a better way to hire the right people for your business?

You can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship so you can both be sure they’re the right fit for your business. And because the trials are voluntary, you know they are motivated and eager to work.

– Youth Jobs PaTH is flexible to reflect the hiring needs of different businesses.
– You’ll receive $1000 to help cover the cost of trialling the young person.
– During the trial, you do not pay the young person. The Australian Government provides an additional $200 per fortnight on top of their income support payment and covers their insurance.
– If you decide to hire the young person you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive).