Transition to Work

Transition to Work 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
    • an appropriate Visa holder 

It will also depend on your individual circumstances, including whether you:

  • Have a Year 12 certificate or equivalent, such as a 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 Workforce Australia.
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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 work with you to find the best mix of activities and services to help you achieve your goals. This may include: 

  • capability development and adult life skills 
  • career guidance 
  • access to job-specific training, work experience and internships
  • job search and interview preparation and support 
  • networking with local employers 
  • supporting you and your employer to help you stay in a job
  • connecting with local support services, such as housing assistance or mental health support. 
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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 or internships 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.
  • Visit the Find a Provider page to search for your local Transition to Work Provider
  • Call the Employer Hotline on 13 17 15 *. 

* Call charges apply to ‘13’ numbers from mobile phones.

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