I'm a job seeker

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.

It’s not always easy applying for jobs and promoting yourself to employers, but with the right skills, training and work experience, you’ll have a head start.

Watch how Youth Jobs PaTH can help you have a better chance of getting a job.

Search for a Youth Jobs PaTH internship

You can search for an internship with your jobactive account and then give your provider a call. Check out this video to find out how it works.

To find out more about Youth Jobs PaTH, visit Youth Jobs PaTH.

PREPARE: Employability Skills Training

Get ready for work

Employability Skills Training courses help you get job ready by building your skills and improving your chances of getting a job or a PaTH Internship.  

Course One—workplace skills

You’ll learn workplace skills including managing your work life, reliability, communication skills, problem solving, team work and using office technology.

Course Two—job search skills

You’ll learn job search skills and get help to write your resume and job applications and improve your interview skills. Job preparation and job-hunting skills are also covered. You’ll also have a chance to participate in Industry Awareness Experiences, where you can tour workplaces and meet employers to and get an idea about the tasks and roles in different industries.

If you are 15 to 24 years of age and registered in jobactive, you can do Employability Skills Training,

Each course is 75 hours of face-to-face training over three weeks (or five weeks if you have part-time requirements) and it counts towards your mutual obligation requirements.

Find out more about Employability Skills Training

If you are interested, contact your jobactive provider and ask them to refer you to an Employability Skills Training course.

Employability skills training success stories

More than 30,000 young people have already done one or both courses with great results. Hear what some of them have to say.


TRIAL: PaTH Internships

Valuable work experience

A PaTH Internship is a workplace trial so you can get work experience that could lead to a job. It is a chance for you to show an employer what you can do and how you fit into their business.

An internship gives you on-the-job experience in a business that interests you, working on activities that match your skills and qualifications. Internships run for four to 12 weeks, with participation of between 30 to 50 hours per fortnight. PaTH Internships are voluntary, so if the industry or workplace isn’t what you expected, you can leave the placement at any time without it affecting your Youth Allowance or JobSeeker Payment.

Extra payment

When you start your internship, you get an extra $200 a fortnight on top of your Youth Allowance or Newstart Allowance payment.

Your provider also supports you during your internship to make sure you have the best chance of success.

Find out if you can do an internship

To do a PaTH Internship, you must be 17 to 24 years of age, on income support and registered with jobactive, Transition to Work or Disability Employment Services.

Talk to your employment services provider to see if you are eligible to do an internship and if there are any opportunities in your local area.


HIRE: Financial incentive for businesses to hire you

Extra payment for businesses that employ young people

If a business hires you in ongoing work, for at least an average 20 hours a week over a six month agreement, that business may be able to get a wage subsidy of up to $10,000.

Tell your employer how to find out about wage subsidies

If you need an edge to get the job you want, let your prospective employer know they should contact your jobactive provider and ask about a wage subsidy.