Youth Jobs PaTH is a flexible new Australian Government approach to youth employment. It is designed to give young people the skills and real world experience they need to get and keep a job.

The program also supports employers to host industry experiences and provides incentives to get involved and to take on a young person.

  Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements:

prepare trial hire

TAFE SA is pleased to be delivering the Prepare component of the scheme which is divided into two streams, Training Block 1 and Training Block 2.

Training Block 1...

is designed to give young people the basic employability skills that employers have identified as being needed to be successful in the workplace.

Training Block 2...

is focused on job preparation, advanced job-hunting skills and industry awareness experiences. This block will sharpen job seekers' understanding of the labour market in order to successfully identify and pursue sustainable employment opportunities, including apprenticeships and traineeships.

Find out more about Youth Jobs PaTH on the jobactive website.

Information for Job Seekers

If you’re aged between 15-24, are on income support and registered with jobactive, you may be eligible for Employability Skills Training as part of the Youth Jobs PaTH program.

This training gives you the opportunity to gain valuable pre-employment practical skills across a number of different industries in your local area.

The table below summarises the specific training areas provided by TAFE SA.

Employment Region


Industry Specific

Adelaide North Elizabeth, Salisbury, Port Adelaide, Regency Park, Gilles Plains, Modbury Construction, Retail, Customer Engagement, Defence, Hospitality, Disability
Adelaide South Adelaide, Noarlunga, Clovelly Park, Netherby, Victor Harbor, Mount Barker, Kingscote Tourism and Hospitality, Food Processing and Production, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Retail and Business, Agriculture, Horticulture and Viticulture
Mid North Port Pirie, Kadina, Nuriootpa Agriculture, Retail, Hospitality, Tourism
Murray and South East Berri, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier Tourism and Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail and Business, Agriculture, Horticulture, Viticulture and Aquaculture, Forestry, Aged Care and Disability
North West Country Port Augusta, Whyalla Norrie, Port Lincoln Construction, Retail, Hospitality, Tourism, Agriculture

If you’re interested in taking part, contact your jobactive provider or speak to one of our Youth Job PaTH project officers.

Karen Lamb
P: 0476 831 788

Information for Employers

Training Block 2 and PaTH Internships

This is where we need your involvement.

Industry Experiences

We are looking for local businesses to volunteer their time to participate in one or more Industry Awareness experiences. The aim is to provide job seekers with an insight into the tasks and duties of different occupations to help identify a job seeker’s interests and aptitudes. If we are able to engage with a number of local businesses in your area, this may mean your commitment need only be for approximately one hour once a year.

Industry Awareness Experiences include:

  • Experience #3 MOCK INTERVIEW

PaTH Internships

You can host a young person as an intern in your business by taking part in a PaTH internship placement. Internships are supervised work experience placements. Hosting an intern is an opportunity to find out if they are a good fit for your team and suitable for ongoing employment.

Internships run for between 4 and 12 weeks and must offer 30 to 50 hours of work experience per fortnight. This can include weekend or shift work (excluding public holidays) if that’s a normal part of your business.

By participating in this program you are securing the present and future of your industry by supporting the learning and engagement of young job seekers.

Contact one of our Youth PaTH Project Officers to register your interest or visit the Youth Jobs PaTH website.

Karen Lamb
P: 0476 831 788