Release of Employability Skills Training Consultation Paper

The Australian Government Department of Employment has released a consultation paper on the first element of the ‘Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire) – employability skills training’ with submissions due by 31 August 2016.

The Youth Jobs PaTH is the centrepiece of the Government’s $840.3 million Youth Employment Package, and will assist up to 120,000 young people to take advantage of job opportunities as the economy diversifies and transitions to broader-based growth. 

The Youth Jobs PaTH aims to give young people the employability skills that employers want, opportunities for work experience and the support to move from welfare to work.

The pathway has three elements:

  • Prepare – employability skills training to help young job seekers better understand what employers expect of them in the workplace, and equip them with the skills, attitude and behaviours for them to be successful in a job.
  • Trial – voluntary placements of four to 12 weeks to give young job seekers a chance to show what they can do in a real workplace.
  • Hire – a Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000 to help more businesses to hire young job seekers.

The consultation paper is available on the Department of Employment website. The Department welcomes written submissions on the questions posed in the paper by 31 August 2016 Submissions will be considered in the implementation of the employability skills training. 

Submitted on 2016-08-22 by Matthew Haggan

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