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Youth Jobs Path – Helping young people prepare for a job


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Western Australia

The Australian Government has today launched the process to seek expressions of interest from organisations to deliver training in stage one of the three stage Youth Jobs PaTH programme to help young people into jobs.

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash today launched the tender process for the delivery of pre-employment training for young unemployed Australians.

“This is an exciting development in the implementation of the Turnbull Government’s PaTH program, which will get young Australians ready, give them a go, and get them a job," Minister Cash said.

"The Government is determined to prevent our young people from entering a life of welfare dependency. Giving young Australians the skills they need is crucial in helping them find their way into a rewarding working life."

“We know from our discussions with employers that when they recruit for entry level jobs they want a positive attitude to work, motivation, reliability and good personal presentation.

“The training to be delivered by those providers selected for the panel will be designed to help young people develop their employability skills to make them ready to step into the workplace,” Minister Cash said.

“The Coalition is determined to give our youth the best workforce opportunities by ensuring that any young Australians looking for work have every chance to find it.”

The other components of Youth Jobs PaTH are:

  • Trial - voluntary internships of four to 12 weeks to give young job seekers a chance to demonstrate their skills in the workplace, and

  • Hire - a new Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000.

The Department of Employment will hold information sessions for potential applicants for the Employability Skills Training Panel via webinar on 3, 4, and 7 November 2016.

Applications close at 5pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

For more information and how to apply call 1300 733 514 or visit: