Employability Skills Training


Employability Skills Training (EST) helps young people become job ready by providing intensive pre-employment training.

EST gives young people the opportunity to enhance their work readiness through two different blocks of targeted training. Participating in training will help young people understand the expectations of employers in both the recruitment process and as a new employee in the workplace.

Depending on a young person’s situation there are two types of EST courses available, each designed to build upon differing skill sets, both which will help improve their chances at getting a PaTH internship or job. Young people can do one or both of the courses. Each block is 75 hours of face-to-face training over three weeks.

The first type of course helps young people develop their resumes and improve interview techniques, focusing on job preparation and job hunting skills. This course will also give young people the opportunity to participate in Industry Awareness Experiences. These experiences provide job seekers with an insight into the tasks and duties of different industries.

The second type of course will focus on workplace skills and knowledge, developing IT, problem solving and communication abilities to meet the expectations of employers.

Job seekers interested in undertaking this training should contact their jobactive provider. A panel of Registered Training Organisations have been contracted to deliver EST Courses in 51 Employment Regions across Australia. Several Providers are delivering training to meet the needs of specific industries, for example, hospitality or retail.

Employers interested in working with EST providers to develop specific course content for their industry, or who are interested in participating in Industry Awareness Experiences should contact local jobactive or EST Providers directly.

You can find EST Providers near you.