Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment

A pathway to finding success and independence

Find a job to get ahead

If you are aged between 15 and 24, or you’ve been unemployed for a long time, we can support you to make changes and get a job that is right for you. Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment is a free* service that helps you overcome problems and find jobs. One of our friendly team members will help you with your career goals.


What happens during the program?

Our Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment program team want to help people find success and independence. We do this by working with our community networks of employers, trainers, health providers and support services across Western Sydney.

Our employment service will: 

  • assess your skills and interests
  • set your job goals
  • overcome employment problems
  • connect you with other community services
  • identify training gaps
  • find local work experience
  • provide job-readiness training
  • link you to local job opportunities
  • support you after you get a job


Are you eligible?

To take part in our free Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment program, you should be:

  • aged between 15 and 24 when you register
  • 17 years old, or have completed Year 10, whichever comes first
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or humanitarian visa holder (including people in refugee and humanitarian visa categories)
  • not registered with a Commonwealth employment service program.

We are happy to chat about how the program can support you. Please call us at 0477 724 659 for more details.

Why take part in the program?

With our one-to-one advice and support, the Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment program gives you a great way to learn the skills you need to get a job you’ll love.

Our aim is to help you:

  • get the confidence to apply for jobs
  • learn the skills to apply for and get jobs
  • take the first steps to a great career
  • find your independence.

*Eligibility criteria apply. 

*The Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment is funded by the NSW Government.