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Employability Skills Training

Aged 15 to 24 and looking for a job that suits your skills and is close by but finding it hard to get your foot in the door?  Ask us also about options if you are over 25!

The Australian Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH Employability Skills Training (EST) program is designed to support young people with intensive coaching, training, and mentoring while creating opportunities for you to connect with employers in your local area. 

Offering 6 weeks of intensive support through 2 x 3 week blocks of face-to-face training and support, the program will provide you with a full kit bag of job readiness tools to help you land the role you have had your eyes on. 

Explore if this program is right for you below.

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Is EST right for me?

If you are aged between 15-24 years you may be eligible for FREE* Employability Skills Training (EST) as part of the Australian Government Youth Jobs PaTH initiative. You must be receiving Job Seeker payments and you will need reliable transport.   

Speak to your jobactive provider for a referral or our team is happy to let you know what training is coming up or chat to us about getting started

Aged over 25?
If you are aged over 25, then you may be eligible to complete the online training for EST as registered participant in then Online Employment Services (OES) program. You can self refer through the online participant portal! If you are 45 years and over, check out the Career Transition Assistance program. 

What does the Block training involve?

Broken into two Blocks of training – Block 1 and Block 2, training is designed to give you the lifelong career building skills, including how to make sure your resume stands out, and how to write a killer cover letter.

Hone your job interview skills while benefiting from mentoring and support with your job search. Plus, get real work experience and a foot in the door with ‘Industry Awareness Experiences’ – building your confidence and understanding of what employers are looking for.

Skill Hire offers the opportunity to explore specialisations in hospitality, business or construction. Check out content highlights in each Block of training to the right!

Block 1 courses are designed to equip participants with pre-employment skills and prepare them to meet the expectations of employers.  Here are some of the standout modules for Block 1. 

  • Planning, organisation and goal setting, optimise how is your time spent. Explore what motivates you and why we procrastinate and get tips to manage 
  • Using ‘Stop, Start Carry on’ to change behaviours that may not be helping you 
  • Create and innovate around sustainability initiatives through the The Sustainability Project 
  • Communication, teamwork, connecting, working with others, how to improve engagement, types of communication, styles of communication and building communication at work 
  • 7 habits of highly effective people 

Continuing on from Block 1, Block 2 training focuses on job preparation and is designed enhance job hunting skills, career development and interview skills.   

Plus, participants can participate in Industry Awareness Experiences, providing real world work experiences in an industry of choice. This is where you can really gear up your job ready skills and tailor your approach to find the right role in the right industry with an inside knowledge of what employers are looking for. 

  • Creating, tailoring and super charging your resume and all-important cover letter to help you get your foot in the door 
  • Addressing ‘Selection Criteria’ 
  • Targeted job search skills  
  • Practical interview skills and techniques with practice opportunities 
  • Carve and plan your own career pathway 
  • Industry Awareness Experiences 
  • Cold calling and reverse marketing 


Skill Hire really helped me to see that I can accomplish something if I set my mind to it and I completed my course 2 months prior to the completion date. Cheers guys!


Skill Hire are helpful and professional. Nicola was attentive to all my needs. Their timesheets systems were a breeze and always update us with messages. Thanks Skill Hire


I just wanted to thank Skill Hire's EST Trainers. Nathan is the absolute best trainer I’ve ever had privilege to meet by a WIDE margin and I appreciate everything done for all of us. I’m ecstatic about the internship opportunity.


Not only did Skill Hire respond quickly to our urgent need, your team took the time to understand our organization and our needs. The people sent to help out were outstanding and their ability to rapidly adapt to our workplace eased our burden during what was a very challenging few months.


My son has thoroughly enjoyed the Construction Pathways course. He spent the last 18 months being home schooled and not socializing with anyone so to see him eager to get up and leave the house every day still blows my mind. Simon, thank you for your understanding and taking extra care with my son.


I wanted to say a big thank you to Skill Hire and the team, especially Wayne for such an amazing experience for our students. All of our students were thoroughly engaged with the course and learned many valuable skills.