Industry partnerships

meeting skills gaps



YouthWorX NT works with industry to identify skills shortages and hard to fill roles, then works with eligible people to build their skills and engage in industry specific traineeships and apprenticeships.

The CareerStart Program then connects these individuals with work placements to secure ongoing work in a field with identified demand.

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How it Works

Filling Skill Shortages

YouthWorX NT has an established and respected history of partnering with local training providers, industry peak bodies and employers to identify skills shortages and difficult to fill occupations in the NT. 

These partnerships fill industry needs and improve community and economic participation by developing the skills needed by industry and providing jobs for those seeking employment.

If you work in an industry that has identified skills shortages or is finding it hard to fill vacancies, please get in touch to discuss options for a partnership.


Find a career with strong job prospects

The CareerStart program helps individuals to expand their knowledge and manage their own career journey.

Personal mentoring and support are provided during, and extend beyond, program completion until the young person has successfully obtained employment or gone on to further education and/or training.

The program empowers individuals to: 

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Ongoing support and assistance

Ongoing support is provided to both the participant and their employee, often with financial assistance available to the employee for the first six months.

For the participant, YouthWorX NT uses our 4 step success model to identify skills, strengths and opportunities and connects the participants with suitable employment options.

4 Steps to Success


Figuring out what you want do and what you need to do it

Work with your support team to explore your strengths, goals and skills, then develop a plan


Getting you ready for the workplace

A range of weekly activities to build confidence and help get you ready for the workplace


Help finding work and work experience

Your support team will help you find and apply for work opportunities


An ongoing safety net throughout your journey

Ongoing help and support to help you stay in your job

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the answers to questions we are often asked. If you can't find the right answer here, please don't hesitate to call or email.

This will depend on the current skills shortage and what the industry requires. CareerStart Programs commence at a Certificate II or III level of qualification. 

CareerStart Programs are a great opportunity to build skills to enter into either an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

No. CareerStart is open to anyone looking for work who is willing to learn a new skill.

No, however you will need to pass the Registered Training Organisation’s (RTO’s) prerequisites to get into the program if they have one.

Each program is different so contact our office for more information.

You must submit an Expression of Interest form to YouthWorX NT on the above link.  You can also call our office on 8981 8870 or send an email to

No, however exemptions may apply. 

Yes, send your details to us using the links above.

No, CareerStart Programs are fully funded.

This depends on local industry and where the skills shortages are.  The programs are influenced and developed by the requirements of local industry. 

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Sarah found meaningful employment through Transition to Work

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Opening Hours

Monday Friday 8am-4pm

Head Office

Darwin Corporate Park

Building 3 Level 1

631 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828

YouthWorX NT Hub

Berrimah Business Centre

15/641 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828