About Us

Our team are committed to improving the lives as well employment prospects of young Australians. All our staff have experience and are passionate about working with young people to support them on their journey to employment or education. Venues we operate from are specifically chosen to provide our young job seekers with a welcoming, safe and youth-friendly environment.


Career Options Training Australia trading as My Trade Start is focused on promoting workforce participation and encourages training that allows young job seekers to obtain a sustainable employment outcome and a defined career pathway.


We recognise the importance of an individual’s ambitions and the need to match these to the right opportunity. We deliver education, employment and training opportunities to Youth, Indigenous Australians, those with a disability and mature aged persons returning to the workforce.


We operate across the Eastern Seaboard of Australia and are dedicated to providing young job seekers with the start in a career that best suits their desire and abilities. We have impacted thousands of young people in a positive way by providing entry level training and job search assistance to young people over the past 13 years.


News Stories

Internship Success Story!

Mitchell MacDonald completed an Employability Skills Training Course in Brookvale.
His internship started on the 31st of July and ended on the 25th of August. Mitchell was then offered full time employment on the 28th of August with Hardware & General Supplies Ltd. 

"Mitchell is a good young lad that was always on time and stayed back when times got really busy with customers. I am glad he is with us as he is always willing to learn" - Rod (Supervisor on site).


Mitchell learnt valuable skills in training, and has gained great confidence in dealing with staff and customers. 
He thanks Joe, Scott and all the team from Job Skills 4 Youth for helping him get a full time job.


Well done Mitchell!

Pictured below; Mitchell and Rod (Supervisor on site)