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Factsheet: Youth Employment

Sponsored by the Department of Education and Training

About the sponsor

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

The Department works to encourage young people to participate in further education, training and work. The Department oversees the delivery of a number of programmes and policies that support young people in employment. This includes strengthening young people's transition from school into employment, continuing assistance for young people to stay engaged within the workplace and offering flexible services for further education and training.

Sponsorship of the Youth Employment award will provide an important opportunity to highlight the Government's agenda in relation to young people as well as complementing and enhancing the Department's oversight of existing initiatives in this area.

Youth Employment Category

The Youth Employment Award recognises local governments that assist young people to become engaged in the workplace, offering flexible services to assist young people to further education or training and offer activities for young people who are disengaged from education, training or employment to better support them in their local communities.

The Youth Employment Award is for:

  • local governments that provide support for young people who are unemployed, particularly those providing assistance to obtain long-term employment;
  • local governments providing training, education and opportunities for unemployed young people; and
  • local governments implementing innovative solutions between local businesses and young job seekers.


Last Updated: 15 January, 2015