PaTH Internships offer work placements to young Queenslanders helping them to develop critical life skills and network with employers.

PaTH Internships

We help young Queenslanders to gain work experience

For over 20-years, the team here at Worklinks has helped young Queenslanders gain vital work experience and accredited education and training, helping to set them up with meaningful career pathways and exciting employment opportunities.

Our highly-successful programs and services have expanded, with branches now in:

These programs and services aim to help young Queenslanders, early school leavers, recent graduates, Indigenous, mature-aged, para-able, at-risk, and underprivileged people gain access to rewarding career paths, closing gaps in our society, and building stronger Queensland communities.

We also engage with local employers, providing them with skilled, accredited and reliable young staff, stimulating local business economies and providing employment opportunities for all.

For more information about our range of services and programs, contact one of our friendly staff here at Worklinks by phone or email.

The team here at Worklinks is proud to be a part of the Australian Government’s PaTH Internships initiative, which aims to provide crucial work experience placements and employment opportunities for Australia’s youth.

PaTH Internships is a voluntary program that runs for 30-50 hours per fortnight for a four to twelve-week period. 

Young people in the PaTH program do not receive payment from employers during this period; however, participants receiving income support will continue to do so and apply for an additional incentive payment of $200 per fortnight.

Not all PaTH participants will necessarily retain employment from this program, but host employers can offer interns employment opportunities at any time throughout the placement period.

Although employers do not pay wages to the interns, they can apply for a $1000 incentive payment to cover the trial costs.

This payment can be applied for through an employment service provider like Worklinks, who can then claim reimbursement from the Queensland Government.

To be eligible to join the PaTH Internships program, participants must:

  • Be aged 17 to 24.
  • Be receiving Government income support and have mutual obligation requirements.
  • Be registered for Jobactive, Transition to Work or Disability Employment Services.
  • Have been consistently in employment services for at least six months.

The PaTH internship program is comprised of three elements:


Participants in the PaTH program receive critical employability skills training (EST), which provides them with presentation, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills before entering the workforce, helping them get ‘job ready’.


PaTH Internships provide young Queenslanders with vital work experience and life skills while allowing businesses to trail young job seekers to see if they fit company culture before offering employment


Businesses and employers who hire eligible young people in ongoing roles may be eligible to apply for Youth Bonus Wage Subsidies of up to $10,000 from the Australian Government.

Why choose Worklinks as your employment service provider?

The team here at Worklinks has been helping young people gain essential life skills, vital education and employment opportunities since 1997. 

Our highly-skilled and knowledgeable staff have evolved alongside these Government initiatives, giving them unmatched experience in youth employment programs.

So far, the PaTH Internship initiative has helped thousands of Australian businesses recruit skilled and motivated young people across a diverse range of industries while providing Australia’s youth with opportunities for meaningful and rewarding career pathways.

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