A YA job seeker is a YA recipient who is other than a YA full-time student or YA Australian apprentice.
An early school leaver (1.1.E.05) is a YA job seeker who is less than 22 years old and has not completed the final year of secondary school or an equivalent level of education (Certificate Level II or above), and is not undertaking full-time study.
Act reference: SSAct section 540AA Qualification for youth allowance-new apprentices, section 541B Undertaking full-time study, section 23(1)-'early school leaver'
Policy reference: SS Guide 220.127.116.11 Youth Allowance (YA) - Description, 3.2.3 YA - Qualification and Payability, 3.2.8 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers, 3.2.9 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities
Last reviewed: 2 July 2012