Transition to Work

The Transition to Work employment service helps young people aged 15-24 into work (including apprenticeships and training) or education. Transition to Work participants receive intensive, pre-employment support to develop practical skills to get a job, connect with education or training, find local job opportunities and connect with relevant local community services.

Check your eligibility

To participate in Transition to Work you must be:

  • Between 15-24 years old
  • Either:
    • an Australian citizen, or
    • a holder of a permanent visa, New Zealand Special Category Visa, or Nominated Visa (including Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Visa).

It will also depend on whether you:

  • Have a Year 12 certificate or Certificate III.
  • Have been employed within the last six months..
  • Are receiving an income support payment such as Youth Allowance.
  • Are participating in another employment service including jobactive.
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Prepare for a job

Transition to Work providers can help build your skills and confidence to continue your education or get you ready to start a new job. They will help you to:

  • Develop practical skills.
  • get education or training.
  • Find and finish work experience placements to give you recent employment experience.
  • Connect you with local job opportunities.
  • Connect with relevant local community services.
Prepare for a job

Benefits for employers

Transition to Work providers ensure young people meet employers needs and are supported to settle into a job by:

  • Providing pre-employment skills training that meets the needs of local employers and the labour market.
  • Providing work experience placements to see if a potential employee is suitable for the job.
  • Negotiating Youth Bonus wage subsidies of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) if you offer ongoing employment to Transition to Work job seekers.
  • Providing post-placement support to make sure your new employee settles into their job.
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For more information,

  • Call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260.
  • Go to Find a Provider
  • Call the Employer Hotline on 13 17 15. Call charges apply to ‘13’ numbers from mobile phones.
  • On what Return to Face-to-Face Service Delivery means for you, Download the Participant Factsheet or talk to your TtW provider
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