National Government, Provincial Governments and Municipalities – 3978 vacancies (e.g. Department of Correctional Services, Gauteng Department of Health, City of Tshwane and many more)
Major, National, Provincial and Municipal Public Entities – 251 vacancies (e.g. Post Office, Transnet, Telkom and many more)
Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
Financial help if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice.
Cost of Living Payment
We’ve started making the one-off Cost of Living Payment. You don’t need to do anything. Read more about the payment.
- 18 to 24 and studying full time
- 16 to 17, studying full time and either independent or needing to live away from home to study
- 16 to 17, studying full time and have completed year 12 or equivalent
- 16 to 24 and doing a full time Australian Apprenticeship.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
What you need to do
- Check if you can get it.
- Follow the steps to claim.
- Report and keep your payment.
If you’re 21 or younger and looking for full time work, read more about Youth Allowance for job seekers.
Check if you’re eligible to get Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
We use income and assets tests to work out how much Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices you get. These are the maximum rates.
Complete the following steps to claim Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Your study circumstances can affect when you’ll get your first payment.
There are things you need to do while you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or an Australian Apprentice.
We have a range of tools, information and services to help you manage your payment or get extra support.