Growing Jobs and Small Business - Youth Employment Strategy - intensive support - transition to work - Budget 2015-16

Young people who are not in education or employment and are at high risk of becoming long-term unemployed will be given pre-employment assistance to prepare them for work, an apprenticeship, a traineeship, or further education.

This Budget measure is not subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

This may include:

  • support in overcoming barriers to working
  • access to coaching and mentoring
  • career advice
  • work experience
  • help to gain drivers’ licences (particularly in regional areas)
  • referrals to relevant support services in their local area

The commencement date and criteria for identifying eligible young people for referral to pre-employment assistance will be determined after further consultation with stakeholders.

Questions and answers

Who is affected by this measure?

Young job seekers aged 15-21 years who are not in education or employment and are at high risk of becoming long-term unemployed. The criteria for identifying eligible young people for referral to pre-employment assistance will be determined after further consultation with stakeholders.

Who is eligible for this measure?

Young job seekers aged 15-21 years who are not in education or employment and are at high risk of becoming long-term unemployed will be given pre-employment assistance to prepare them for work, an apprenticeship, a traineeship, or further education. The criteria for identifying eligible young people for referral to pre-employment assistance will be determined after further consultation with stakeholders.

The date this measure will start and finish

The commencement date for this measure will be determined after further consultation with stakeholders.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017