Youth Jobs PaTH

At a glance


Provides businesses with assistance and funding of up to $1000, plus insurance, to trial a young person aged between 17-24 to make sure they’re suitable for employment within the business, and up to $10,000 for businesses that hire an eligible young person.

Who can apply:

At a minimum you must:

  • trial an eligible young person in your business aged 17-24
  • have a reasonable prospect of providing them with a job after the trial.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications may be made at any time.

Contact information:

13 17 15



Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare – Trial – Hire) provides assistance and funding to trial a young person aged between 17 - 24 to find out if they’re the right fit for your business. If the trial is a success and you hire the young person, you may be eligible for further funding.

Support or funding available

  1. Prepare: Young people will undertake Employability Skills Training to prepare them for work.
  2. Trial: You can trial a young person in an internship for between 4 and 12 weeks and receive a payment of $1000 (GST inclusive) to help cover the hosting costs. Interns will receive a $200 fortnightly incentive payment on top of their income support and are covered by insurance, both paid by the Australian Government.
  3. Hire: If you hire the eligible young person, you can receive a wage subsidy of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive).

Eligibility criteria

All businesses in Australia can apply.

To be eligible to host a trial, your business must have a reasonable prospect of employment for the young person following the trial period.

This means you either have:

  • a vacancy that needs filling
  • you will likely have a vacancy following the trial or
  • you have a regular pattern of recruitment.

Your business cannot displace existing workers or reduce an existing employee's hours of work to make way for a trial candidate.

How to apply

To apply, register on the jobactive website to advertise your job trial or get support from an employment services provider to help you arrange a trial or access a wage subsidy.

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