Transition to Work

Transition to Work is an employment service to support young people aged 15-24 on their journey to employment. The service provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or education.

To find your local Transition to Work provider visit the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website or view the list of successful Transition to Work service providers.

Information for young people

In Transition to Work young people can get intensive pre-employment support to help them set and achieve their employment and education goals.

What services can young people access?

Transition to Work is focused on building a young person’s skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment. To achieve this Transition to Work providers will help young people:

  • develop practical skills to get a job
  • connect with education or training
  • find and complete work experience placements
  • find job opportunities in the local area
  • connect with relevant local community services.

Transition to Work providers have experience working with disengaged and disadvantaged young people and have strong links with employers, community services and schools in their local community.

Who is eligible?

Transition to Work is designed to help young people who are early school leavers or those who have had difficulty entering employment after school. To participate in Transition to Work a young person must be:

  • Aged 15-24, and
  • an Australian citizen, or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, or
  • New Zealand Special Category Visa, or
  • Nominated Visa (including Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Visa).

Eligibility will also depend on a young person’s circumstances, including whether the young person:

  • has been awarded a Year 12 certificate or Certificate III
  • has been employed within the last six months
  • receives an income support payment such as Youth Allowance
  • is currently participating in another employment service including jobactive.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in Transition to Work you should talk to a provider in your area. You can find your local Transition to Work provider on the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website.

Information for employers

Transition to Work providers deliver high quality services to employers to ensure young people meet their needs and are supported to settle into a job. Services include:

  • pre-employment skills for participants that is directly relevant to the needs of local employers and the local labour market
  • work experience placements for eligible participants to assess a young person’s suitability for a job
  • negotiating Youth Bonus wage subsidies of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) with employers who offer young job seekers ongoing employment
  • post placement support to ensure a young person settles into a job and the employer’s expectations are being met.

Contact your local Transition to Work provider to access these services or lodge a vacancy. To find your local Transition to Work provider visit the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website.

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Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Transition to Work.

Results

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Information for employment service providers

    Created: 13 March 2020  |  Last modified: 23 July 2020

    This information sheet outlines how we can work together to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and potential disruptions to employment service delivery, taking informed...

  2. Departmental response Transition to Work Interim Evaluation Report

    Created: 8 November 2019

    The departmental response to the findings of the interim evaluation of the Transition to Work service.

  3. Job Plan Template- Compulsory

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 10 September 2018

    This Job Plan template is for Transition to Work participants who are receiving income support and have Mutual Obligation requirements. It sets out the activities a participant...

  4. Job Plan Template- Voluntary

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 10 September 2018

    This Job Plan template is for Transition to Work participants who are not receiving income support and do not have Mutual Obligation requirements. It sets out the activities a...

  5. Key findings Transition to Work Interim Evaluation Report

    Created: 8 November 2019

    Summarises the key findings from the interim evaluation of the Transition to Work service.

  6. Managing National Work Experience Programme Activities

    Created: 24 July 2018  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    The National Work Experience Programme (NWEP) provides eligible job seekers with the opportunity to undertake real life work experience placements. It helps people to gain...

  7. Managing National Work Experience Programme Activities Guideline

    Created: 8 July 2019  |  Last modified: 9 July 2020

    The National Work Experience Programme (NWEP) provides eligible job seekers with the opportunity to undertake real life work experience placements. It helps people to gain...

  8. Managing PaTH Internships Guideline

    Created: 6 March 2017  |  Last modified: 2 December 2019

    A PaTH Internship (‘internship’) gives a young person aged 17–24 years (inclusive) the chance to demonstrate their skills in the workplace to a potential employer, develop...

  9. Managing Wage Subsidies

    Created: 8 September 2015  |  Last modified: 13 November 2019

    Wage Subsidies are a discretionary financial incentive to encourage Employers to hire eligible Participants in ongoing jobs by contributing to the initial costs of hiring a new...

  10. Participant Requirements Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 6 July 2020

    Participants are generally expected to participate in Transition to Work Services for 25 hours per week for up to 12 months. Providers work with Participants to set an...

  11. Participant Service Period Suspensions and Exits

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 6 July 2020

    The Service Period is the time a Participant spends in Transition to Work. It is affected by periods of Suspension and when Participants are Exited....

  12. Payment and Outcome Performance Target Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 6 July 2020

    There are five types of payments available to Transition to Work Providers:...

  13. Privacy Guideline

    Created: 15 June 2015  |  Last modified: 11 March 2020

    This Guideline assists Providers who deliver services under any deed that the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) administers that may...

  14. Providing Services to Participants and Employers and Identifying Complementary and Excluded Services Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 6 July 2020

    Transition to Work Providers offer intensive pre-employment support to young people to improve their work readiness and assist them into work (including Apprenticeships or...

  15. Regional Employment Trials

    Created: 28 November 2018  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    The Regional Employment Trials (RET) program supports local stakeholders to develop and implement tailored projects across 10 selected disadvantaged Regional Development...

  16. Service Guarantee for Transition to Work

    Created: 21 October 2015  |  Last modified: 22 November 2018

    The Service Guarantee for Transition to Work sets out the Government’s expectations of Transition to Work providers.

  17. Servicing Participants with Challenging Behaviours Guideline

    Created: 14 April 2015  |  Last modified: 6 July 2020

    This Guideline provides information for Providers (jobactive Providers, NEST Providers, ParentsNext Providers, New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Providers, Harvest Labour...

  18. Transition to Work Activity Management Guideline

    Created: 3 September 2019  |  Last modified: 6 July 2020

    Participating in Activities helps Transition to Work Participants to improve their skills, motivation and dependability so they can find and keep a job. Activities can also...

  19. Transition to Work Assessments Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 14 November 2019

    All Participants should have an accurate Assessment which reflects their current circumstances so they can be referred to and receive the Employment Services most appropriate to...

  20. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020

    Created: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020. Effective 1 January 2016.

  21. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – incorporating GDV No.1

    Created: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating amendments made under General Deed Variation No.1. Effective 8 August 2016.

  22. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – incorporating GDV No.2

    Created: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating amendments made under General Deed Variation No. 2. Effective 23 December 2016.

  23. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – incorporating GDV No.3

    Created: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating amendments made under General Deed Variation No. 3. Effective 1 April 2017.

  24. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – incorporating GDV No.4

    Created: 16 November 2015  |  Last modified: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating GDV 4. Effective 1 July 2017.

  25. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – incorporating GDV No.5

    Created: 2 January 2018

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating amendments made under General Deed Variation No. 5. 1 January 2018.

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