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Young people prepared for trial and hire

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to prepare young people for work. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job by offering interns and financial incentives to reduce the cost of recruitment. Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire.

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Young people will be prepared for work through Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job.


Employers can trial a young person in an internship for between 4 and 12 weeks. All employers who host an internship receive an upfront payment of $1000. Interns receive a $200 fortnightly incentive payment on top of their income support and are covered by insurance, both paid by the Australian Government.


Employers who hire an eligible young person can receive up to $10,000 to help contribute to the costs of hiring and training.