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Employability Skills Training Program

The Australian Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH Employability Skills Training (EST) program is designed to support young people aged 15 – 24 years into jobs. Youth Jobs PaTH covers three elements – Prepare, Trial and Hire.


Skill Hire has been successfully helping young people achieve their goals for over 20 years. As one of the providers of Employability Skills Training in Western Australia and South Australia, Skill Hire delivers the program in the following locations:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth Metro (Perth, Midland, Gosnells Fremantle, Morley, Cockburn)
South West WA
Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Esperance
Wheatbelt Region (Northam & Albany)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Elizabeth
Salisbury
Kilkenny

PREPARE with Employability Skills Training

Employability training programs help young people understand the expectations of employers in the recruitment process and in the workplace. Employability Skills Training is made up of two training blocks with different content focuses:

  • BLOCK ONE : Block 1 courses are designed to equip participants with pre-employment skills and prepare them to meet the expectations of employers. The content of these courses covers the 10 Core Skills for Work listed in the Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework (2013), while also covering a comprehensive induction to our industry-specific training in Admin,  Construction /Trades, Hospitality / Retail, Individual Support / Aged Care or Generalised training.

    Note: If you are a business, please note that all EST training courses can be tailored to suit your business needs. We welcome the opportunity to provide unique and specific training proposals to employers. 

  • BLOCK TWO: Training Block 2 courses focus on job preparation and are designed to equip participants with advanced job hunting skills, career development and interview skills. It also provides the opportunity to participate in Industry Awareness Experiences. These experiences will provide participants with an insight into the tasks and duties of different roles and industries.

 

TRIAL with PaTH internships

Voluntary internships of 4 – 12 weeks are provided to give young people the chance to demonstrate their skills in a real workplace where there is a reasonable prospect of subsequent employment. The Youth Jobs PaTH internships is the component which helps businesses trial young people to see if they are the right fit for their business, before hiring. This arrangement not only benefits the young people who gain valuable work experience in the process but also businesses, in providing a flexible trial arrangement, to avoid the stresses of rehiring.

HIRE with Skill Hire

A new Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000 is available to support the employment of young people. If the Youth PaTH internship shows a great fit between your business and the candidate trialed, our team can then assist you in bringing this candidate on board.

Participants and their jobactive provider receive an assessment of their Learning Outcomes following the completion of the course, which they can use to promote themselves to businesses for PaTH Internships, other work experience opportunities or employment. Courses are delivered face-to-face in group settings for 25 hours a week for three weeks.

Employability Skills Training (EST) Course Offerings:
BLOCK ONE

Hospitality / Retail

Employability Skills Training program’s Hospitality / Retail Training Block One course is a 3-week program delivered by qualified and experienced industry trainers in practical, interactive sessions focused on providing basic skills and entry level requirements to enter the Hospitality & Retail industries. At the end of Training Block 1, participants will be expected to achieve and demonstrate a clear understanding of:

– Increased personal awareness and confidence
– Workplace communication skills
– Short term goal setting
– An understanding of industry employee / employer requirements
– Customer engagement
– Barista basics
– Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
– Safe food handling practices
– Point of sale
– Entry level sales & marketing
– Restaurant set-up including order taking and meal delivery

Construction / Trades

This Construction / Trades training course is a 3-week program delivered by qualified and experienced industry trainers in practical, interactive sessions focused on providing basic skills and entry level requirements to enter the Construction and Trade based industries.

At the end of Training Block 1, participants are expected to achieve and demonstrate a clear understanding of: 

– Increased personal awareness and confidence
– Workplace communication skills 
– Short and long term goal setting
– An understanding of industry employee / employer requirements
– Basic understanding of construction tools and equipment
– Construction White Card training 

Pre-requisites: PPE including hi-vis long sleeve shirt, steel cap boots & long work pants (Speak to your jobactive provider for assistance if needed)

Admin / Business

This Admin / Business training course is a 3-week program delivered by qualified and experienced industry trainers in practical, interactive sessions focused on providing basic skills and entry level requirements to work in an admin or business role. 

At the end of Training Block 1, participants will be expected to achieve and demonstrate a clear understanding of:

– Increased personal awareness and confidence
– Workplace communication skills
– Short term goal setting
– An understanding of industry employee / employer requirements
– Customer engagement
– Microsoft Office Suite training
– Phone and face-to-face customer service
– Data entry & administrative tasks
– Minute taking & dictation

 

Individual Support / Aged Care

This Individual Support / Aged Care training course is a 3-week program delivered by qualified and experienced industry trainers in practical, interactive sessions focused on providing basic skills and entry level requirements to enter the Individual Support / Aged Care industries. 

At the end of Training Block 1, participants will be expected to achieve and demonstrate a clear understanding of:

– Increased personal awareness and confidence
– Workplace communication skills
– Short term goal setting 
– An understanding of industry employee / employer requirements
– Manual handling practices
– Safe Work practices – HACCP training 
– Provide support to customers
– Serving food and beverages
– Engaging with the elderly or disabled
– Domestic & commercial cleaning practices

 

Generalist (World of Work : Get the “WOW” Factor)

Employability Skills Training program’s Block One Generalist course is a 3-week program delivering practical, interactive training sessions that are designed to give jobseekers the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to enter entry level employment. Jobseekers will have the opportunity through this program to participate in training that allows them to network with peers, build confidence and resilience and to think critically while they problem solve their way through a series of real world tasks. During this block jobseekers will focus on the 10 Core Skills for work, confidence and understanding employer expectations.

As part of this course, you will learn:
– OSH – Working Safely at Work
– Effective Communication
– Teamwork
– Leadership
– Identifying Transferable Skills & Strengths
– Self Confidence & Resilience
– Best Business Practices
– Marketing

Requirements for the Day: USI, ability to obtain a police clearance and possible drug & alcohol screen for internships & employment opportunities.

BLOCK TWO

Generalist – Individual Pathways to Employment 

This 3-week program is delivered to jobseekers to help them identify their individual career goals with a clear guide, action plan and personal development to help them achieve success. On the completion of this activity participants will feel empowered and motivated to propel themselves into employment.

This individualised block two program follows all of the specialised Block One courses where after obtaining the required skills and training in Block One our Block Two trainers are able to assist them in updating and creating new resumes and cover letters they can use to reverse market each jobseeker for employment and internship opportunities.

As part of the course, you will learn:
– Creating & Tailoring Resumes & Cover Letters 
– Addressing Selection Criteria
– Targeted Job Search 
– Practical Interview Skills & Techniques 
– Identify Individual Career Pathways 
– Industry Awareness Experiences 
– Cold Calling and Reverse Marketing

Contact us for upcoming employability training program courses or more information: EST@skillhire.com.au

K

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!

M

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

S

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.

G

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.

P

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.

J

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.

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Employability Skills Training Enquiry

Just call (08) 9376 2800 or fill in your details below to speak with our friendly team about your Skills Training needs. We will get back to you very soon!

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