Youth Employment Scheme

The program provides young people aged 15 to 24 with an opportunity to work in the VPS for 12 months while completing accredited training.

YES aims to increase the participation of young people in their communities and the workforce, while assisting communities to meet future skill and employment needs.

How does YES work?

The program:

  • offers 12-month entry-level traineeship positions in the VPS to eligible young people
  • provides accredited training
  • assists young people with gaining paid work experience, qualifications and training that lead to sustainable employment.

Who is eligible?

In order to be eligible for YES, participants must be:

  • aged 15 to 24 years at the commencement of the traineeship
  • unemployed or not working more than 15 hours per week (young people do not have to be registered with a jobactive provider or be in receipt of assistance from Centrelink)
  • not currently undertaking tertiary education
  • without a post-school qualification (excluding Certificate level I – IV courses).

The program has a focus on addressing barriers to employment. Priority given to young people who:

  • have left school without completing Year 12, or in the case of Australian School Based Traineeships, are at risk of leaving school early
  • are from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • are at risk of homelessness
  • are young offenders
  • have a disability
  • live in social housing.

If you would like to participate in the program please complete the expression of interest form below.


Youth Employment Scheme Expression of Interest

  • Applicant Details

  • YES Trainees - Complete this form and your information will be passed on to a Group Training Organisation

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  • Job Agency Details

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