Skills Training

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Start your path to better opportunities

Gain skills to achieve your goals and get noticed by local employers.

Employability Skills Training (EST) can give you the knowledge you need to stand out from the crowd.

If you’re aged 15 years or older, receiving income support payments and are eligible for the program, you can boost your job prospects through Employability Skills Training.

Through the training you will gain:

  • Insight into the tasks and expectations of different jobs
  • Exposure to work-like environments
  • Knowledge of local employment opportunities
  • Links to employers from in-demand industries 

Participants can also gain an opportunity to undertake industry awareness experiences, accredited training and work tickets you may need for your preferred job.

Find out if you’re eligible

To eligible for Employability Skills Training, you must:

  • Be aged between 15 years or over
  • Be receiving income support payments
  • Have mutual obligations requirements

If you are registered for Workforce Australia online services you could be eligible for free Employability Skills Training.

Already registered with APM? Speak to your APM employment consultant about a referral and find out if you are eligible.

Program overview 

Success with the basics

The first training course is focused on developing job search and workplace skills. It thoroughly explores each part of searching for a job, such as:

  • Different strategies to search and apply for work
  • How to find local work opportunities
  • Putting together your resume
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Preparing a job application:
    • Cover letter
    • Addressing selection criteria
    • Tips for video applications
  • Improving your digital literacy
  • Guide to managing your online presence 

Stand out to local employers

In the second course, you’ll get an insight into the job market, which industries are in demand, and how to tailor your applications to stand out to local employers.

This course covers:

  • Techniques and strategies to apply for work in specific industries
  • How to tailor your resume and job application to relevant industries 
  • How to complete an industry-specific screening test
  • Understanding employer expectations and career prospects
  • How to nail an industry-specific job interview
  • Connecting you with local employers and industry experts

Why thousands choose APM every year

We have been helping people find or stay in employment for more than 30 years, and we’ve seen first-hand the value and health benefits a job can bring.

APM Employment Services have more than 500 locations nationwide.

Get started or get the boost you need to get to the job you love with Employability Skills Training.

Learn more about Employability Skills Training

Find out everything you need to know about the Employability Skills Training program, delivered by APM.

Call 1800 276 286, or email est@apm.net.au.

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