Youth employment services

If you're aged 15 to 24 and looking for help to find work or continue studying, we can help.

CoAct offers flexible and individualised employment services to young Australians

If you're aged 15 to 24 and looking for help to find work or continue studying, we can help. Our youth employment programs give you specialist support that’s tailored to your needs and goals.

CoAct provides specialist support for young people with little to no work experience as they prepare to find and interview for a first job. We work side by side with young job seekers, working to identify their interests, skills, and unique needs, exploring career and training pathways that align with their employment goals.

Our national network of youth employment specialists connects young people with employment, training and education opportunities. First, we listen, then we put a personalised plan in place to help each young job seeker achieve the employment goals identified for their future.

Tailored support looks different for everyone and can include: 

  • Job search assistance 
  • Local job market knowledge-sharing 
  • Help with resume writing 
  • Job interview preparation 
  • Mentoring and confidence building  

We’re passionate about helping young people find work through Australian Government programs such as Disability Employment Services (DES), Workforce Australia, Workforce Australia – Transition to Work.

Our employment services

Our team of employment specialists can help you find work, training, education or other support that suits your individual needs.

Am I eligible for Employment Services?

Each of our programs has different eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES) if you are:

  • living with a disability, mental health condition, treated illness or injury that makes it difficult to find and keep a job. 
  • an Australian citizen or hold a permanent resident, or on a Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa.
  • aged between 14 and 67.
  • able to work at least 8 hours per week and no more than 30. 
  • are receiving an income support payment.

You may be eligible for personalised support via Workforce Australia if you are:

  • currently unemployed.
  • someone who will benefit from more intensive assistance.
  • on income support with mutual obligation requirements.

You may be eligible for Workforce Australia – Transition to Work if you are:

  • Between 15-24 years old
  • Either:
    • an Australian citizen, or
    • an appropriate Visa holder

It will also depend on your individual circumstances. Chat with our team to discuss your eligibility by calling 1800 226 228 or email [email protected].

Get started with CoAct

Step 1
Complete our easy form or call 1800 226 228 and we’ll get back to you within 24 hrs.
Step 2
Meet with our team. We’ll unpack your goals, skills and health condition, and identify the support you need.
Step 3
We’re with you every step of your journey to work, building your skills and confidence to find the right job for you.
Step 4
Our team will provide ongoing support once you are in work.

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Job seeker resources

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Find your local provider

Our local job experts are ready to help you find employment that suits your needs.

Register your interest

Need help to find and keep a job? Call us on 1800 226 228 or complete our form and we’ll get back to you within the next 24 hours.

Are you an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa?

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