An Employment Pathway Plan explains what you need to do to get a job or improve your employment prospects and what assistance you will be offered. It is a legal document that replaces any previous agreement (e.g. Activity Agreements) and starts from the date you sign it.

Students requiring a formal Employment Pathway Plan are referred to Centrelink.


The plan is negotiated between you and the Centrelink Customer Service Adviser or with your Employment Services Provider when your payment is granted and at other times as required.

Your Employment Pathway Plan helps to identify your individual needs. By undertaking each of the activities outlined in your plan you will give yourself the best chance of becoming employed and independent.

Factors considered in the negotiation include:

  • your education, skills, experience and age
  • local labour market conditions
  • the availability of training facilities.

Free Transition To Employment Program

Celtic Training may assist your employment prospects through our free “Transition to Employment” program offered to students who need employment.

This program may include:

  • Identification of potential employers
  • Researching the business of potential Employers
  • The application letter
  • Preparing and tailoring a Resume/CV
  • Preparing for an interview – education, dress, communication
  • Participating in an interview
  • Obtaining feedback from an interview whether successful or not
  • Doing it better next time if unsuccessful

Choosing a training Pathway

A training pathway simply means the different ways a person can achieve a qualification.

Under User Choice, these pathways may include:

  • recognition of prior learning
  • access to a qualification through a combination of structured training and recognition of current competencies gained through prior learning
  • structured training and assessment at the learning institution and in the workplace.

Employers, Australian Apprentices and Registered Training Organisations identify the most appropriate path for each Australian Apprentice and this is set out in the Training Plan.

The type of Training Plan will depend on factors such as:

  • The type of skills being developed.
  • The relative effectiveness of individual study as opposed to team-based learning.
  • The skills that the Australian Apprentice already has.
  • The practicality of travelling to a learning institution to attend classes
  • The number of other Australian Apprentices undertaking similar training.

For more information go to:  http://www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au/