First successful Transition to Work service providers announced

Friday 29 January 2016

The Australian Government has announced the first successful Transition to Work service providers to help more early school leavers become work ready and find work.

Minister for Employment Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash and local Member for Eden-Monaro the Hon Dr Peter Hendy MP visited Resort Trailers in Queanbeyan to announce the first of the organisations to deliver the new Transition to Work service.

“This important initiative will ensure young job seekers aged 15-21 receive intensive support from community-based organisations with expertise in helping young people to develop their work-like skills,” Minister Cash said.

Transition to Work is part of the Australian Government’s $331 million Youth Employment Strategy, announced in the 2015-16 Budget.

The service will commence from February 2016 in the first seven employment regions:

  • North and North Western Tasmania, TAS
  • Darwin (includes Alice Springs), NT
  • Perth South, WA
  • Adelaide North, SA
  • Barwon, VIC
  • Cairns, QLD
  • Far West Orana, NSW

The list of organisations that have been offered Transition to Work business in these regions is available in the media release. A copy of the Minister for Employment’s media release is available.

Providers will be progressively announced in February and March 2016 for the remaining employment regions.