What is a PaTH internship?
You can host a young person (17-24 years of age) as an intern in your business by taking part in a PaTH internship placement. Internships are supervised work experience placements. Hosting an intern is an opportunity to find out if they are a good fit for your team and suitable for ongoing employment.
Internships run for between 4 and 12 weeks and must offer 30 to 50 hours of work experience per fortnight. This can include weekend or shift work (excluding public holidays) if that’s a normal part of your business.
What are the costs of hosting an internship?
Interns are unpaid by your business. The intern receives a fortnightly incentive paid by the Australian Government, on top of their income support payment.
The intern is covered by insurance purchased by the Australian Government through the Department of Employment.
Employers who take part will receive a payment of $1000 to help cover the costs of hosting an intern. If you then decide to employ your intern, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $10,000.
What type of work experience can PaTH interns do?
The type of work experience an intern can do will vary depending on their skills and experience but it should be structured and meaningful. The type of activities of an internship would be what your business would usually carry out as part of normal processes. If you need an intern with particular skills, training or certification, NORTEC can help you find someone suitable .
Is my business eligible to host a PaTH intern?
To be eligible to host an internship, your business must have a reasonable prospect of employment for the intern following the internship. This means you either have a vacancy that needs filling, you will likely have a vacancy following the internship, or you have a regular pattern of recruitment. Your business cannot displace existing workers or reduce an employee’s hours of work to make way for an intern.
Interested in the Youth PaTH Internship process?
Fill out the form below and a NORTEC Staffing Solutions Internship Specialist will get in touch to discuss this opportunity.