Skill360 PaTH Pilot Program
Prepare | Trial | Hire

Trial a young person in an internship placement

Skill360’s PaTH Pilot Program is a flexible way to find the right young person for your business without the expense of hiring and training.

The program is free to employers and provides financial assistance to take on an Intern. What’s more, Skill360 will do all the work to get you started!

You can trial employing a young person between 4 to 12 weeks and, given trials are voluntary; you will know they are motivated and eager to work.

Your business will receive $1,000 to help cover the cost of trialling the young person.

During the trial, you do not pay the young person; instead the Australian Government provides an additional $200 per fortnight on top of their income support payments and cover their insurance. This is triggered through the registration of the young person in the program – there is nothing for you, the employer, to do.

Should the trial go well, there is financial assistance of up to $10,000 available (conditions apply) for businesses that hire their young person – this is intended to help with wage and training costs.

Skill360 assists by setting up and managing the trial.

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Learn more about the PaTH Pilot Program and how Skill360 can help you grow your workforce in a cost effective way.

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What are the benefits for job seekers?

Gain valuable experience

A Skill360 PaTH Pilot Program provides young job seekers with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a workplace and demonstrate their skills and abilities to a potential employer.

Find out about an industry and role

An internship is also an opportunity for a job seeker to test their own suitability for working in a particular role or industry. All internships are voluntary. 

If it doesn’t work out you have gained some valuable work experience and are one step closer to getting a job more suited to your preferences.

What are the benefits for employers?

Trial before you hire

A Skill360 PaTH Pilot Program Internship enables a business to trial a potential employee for 30 to 50 hours per fortnight over four weeks. This provides a great opportunity for your business, to see if the trial employee is the right fit for the business.

No wage costs during the trial

During the trial, host businesses do not pay the young person a wage. The Australian Government gives them $200 a fortnight on top of their income support. Employers receive a payment of $1,000 (GST inclusive) to help cover the costs of hosting an intern.

Potential wage assistance should you decide to employ

Receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance for your new employee should you decide to then hire them after the trial.

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