Unemployed young people on the dole will have to participate in compulsory “employability” training as part of the federal government’s youth employment plan.
People under the age of 25 could get a $200 top up to their fortnightly welfare payment if they choose to participate in a business-led internship program.
Its a 3 stage program beginning with 6 weeks of skills training.
Employers will get $1000 for giving unemployed youths work experience and help them a “foot in the door”.
The program would have to be completed within five months of receiving the dole.