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Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government employment service that helps young people gain skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job.

Watch the video to see how Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire) makes it easier for you to find and recruit the right young person, at no cost to your business.

Need staff? Find out how Youth Jobs PaTH can help you hire

As part of Youth Jobs PaTH your business can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship to see if they are the right fit. You will receive $1,000 to help with the costs of the trial and if you decide to hire them, you may be eligible to receive a financial incentive of up to $10,000.

To get started, search for your local jobs provider at Jobactive.

PREPARE: Employability Skills Training

Courses are designed to help young people develop core workplace skills and knowledge such as managing work life, reliability, communication skills, problem solving, teamwork and using office technology.

Training can be tailored to your business needs

If you need staff with particular skills, Employability Skills Training providers can work with you to develop tailored training to meet your business’ needs, at no cost to you. You can then recruit the best young people for your business straight from a course.

Find out more about Employability Skills Training

If you would like to develop Employability Skills Training for your business, contact your local Employability Skills Training Provider.


TRIAL: PaTH Internships

PaTH Internships provide an opportunity for you to trial a young person to see if they are the right fit for future employment in your business.

A PaTH Internship is for young job seekers 17 to 24 years of age who are registered with government employment services. Trials run for four to 12 weeks and you must offer 30 to 50 hours of work experience per fortnight.

Internships are tailored to suit your business

Your local employment service provider will work with you and an eligible young job seeker to design an internship placement that meets your business needs and expectations.

The provider also supports you and the intern throughout the internship.

Financial support and insurance

During the PaTH Internship, you receive $1000 to help cover the costs of hosting an intern. The Government also provides your intern with $200 a fortnight on top of their income support payment and insures interns during the internships.

Find out more about internships

To find out if your business is eligible to host an internship, contact your local employment services provider.


HIRE: Financial incentive to hire a young person

If you hire a young person, your business may be eligible to receive a wage subsidy.

This is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) paid over six months when you hire an eligible young job seeker in an ongoing job.

Packaged with an apprenticeship

Wage subsidies can be packaged with Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme payments, to provide further support for your business to create apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.

Find out more about wage subsidies

Find out if your business is eligible for a wage subsidy.


PaTH: Business success stories

Youth Jobs PaTH has helped thousands of businesses from hospitality, retail, manufacturing and more. Hear success stories from businesses that have found great staff.