Employability is a process: rather than a discrete program or class, employabilitymatters at all levels of a university and is relevant to all stages of student development. ... Academics, career development programs, and experiential learning all play a part in a successful Employability Curriculum.

Employability Skills Training (EST) gives young people the opportunity to enhance their employability through 2 different blocks of targeted training. Participating in training will help young people understand the expectations of employers in both the recruitment process and as a new employee in the workplace.

Training Block 1 Courses will equip young people with pre-employment skills and prepare them to meet the expectations of employers. Training Block 2 Courses will focus on job preparation and will equip young people with advanced job hunting skills, career development, interview skills and the opportunity to participate in Industry Awareness Experiences. These experiences will provide young people with an insight into the tasks and duties of different industries. Young people can do one or both of the Courses. Each Block is 75 hours of face-to-face training.

Organisations that have been appointed to the EST Panel have now been announced. A full list of EST Providers in each Employment Region can be found at the Department's Employment Services Procurement Information page.

A staggered roll-out of Employability Skills Training Courses in the 51 Employment Regions across Australia has now commenced. Young people interested in participating in EST are encouraged to contact their jobactive providers, who will refer them to available courses in their local areas.

Cource Content:

  • Career Planning & Personal Assessments
  • Career Exploration
  • Development of Communication Skills
  • Team Building
  • Customer Service
  • Labour Market Research
  • Action Planning and Goal Setting
  • Job Search Skills and Strategies
  • Networking and Interviewing
  • Career and Employment Coaching