Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH provides funding for businesses to trial and/or hire a young person aged between 17 and 24.

Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What you get?

Funding of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

Australian businesses.


Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare – Trial – Hire) provides assistance and funding to trial a young person aged between 17 and 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 $1,000 (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).

What are the 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 do you 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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