jobactive PaTH

jobactive PaTH is a flexible new approach to youth employment. It is designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. It also supports employers to host internship placements and provides them with incentives when they take on a young person. The jobactive PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire.

If you're an employer, you can now register your interest in taking part in PaTH and trialling a young person in an internship placement.

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Register your business to host an intern

Prepare helps young people become job ready by providing intensive pre-employment training.

Employability Skills Training (EST) gives young job seekers the opportunity to enhance their employability through targeted training. Participating in training will help young job seekers understand the expectations of employers in both the recruitment process and as a new employee in the workplace.

The training comprises of two separate blocks, each being 75 hours of face-to-face training. Block 1 courses will equip young job seekers with pre-employment skills and prepare them to meet the expectations of employers. Block 2 courses will focus on job preparation and will equip young job seekers with advanced job hunting skills, career development, interview skills and the opportunity to participate in Industry Awareness Experiences. These experiences will provide job seekers with an insight into the tasks and duties of different industries. Young job seekers can do one or both of the courses.

Applications are now closed for training organisations to apply for the Employability Skills Training Panel 2017-2020. Successful panel members will be announced in February 2017.

The rollout of Employability Skills Training will commence from April 2017 in various locations across Australia

Trial provides young people with voluntary internship opportunities to help them gain real work experience in Australian businesses.

From 1 April 2017, job seekers, employers and employment service providers can work together to design work experience placements which will run for between 4 to 12 weeks.

Businesses that take on an intern will benefit from the opportunity to see what a young person can do in the workplace and how they fit into the team. The business will also receive an upfront payment of $1000 in recognition of the costs of hosting the internship.

The job seeker will benefit from an opportunity to develop their vocational skills to improve their employment prospects. They will also receive $200 per fortnight on top of their income support payment to participate.

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Register your business to host an intern

Hire provides an incentive of up to $10,000 paid over six months to employers who hire an eligible young job seeker. All wage subsidies will be made simpler, and can be packaged with Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme payments, to encourage employers to create apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. Find out more information on existing wage subsidies.

Find out about other Australian Government programs and services to support young people into employment.