Additional Transition to Work services rolled out

Media Release
  • Minister for Employment
  • Minister for Women
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
  • Senator for Western Australia

The Australian Government today announced the final 27 successful organisations that will support young people into work or further education under the third round of the new Transition to Work service. These organisations will start delivering services from April 2016.

Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said $322 million had been committed to the service over four years, to provide young people aged 15 to 21 with the support they need to become work ready or find their way back to education.

"We know that while most young people transition successfully between school and further education or employment, there are many that do not and they have a high risk of long-term unemployment," said Minister Cash.

"While the youth unemployment rate has declined in the last twelve months, it is still just too high. Through Transition to Work, we will help around 29,000 people each year who require intensive support to address the barriers they face to entering and remaining in the workforce.

"Since the first round was announced in January, 11 providers have commenced providing services and there are more than 1000 participants who are connected with a Transition to Work provider.

"With the announcement of the final providers today, I am pleased that young people in targeted areas across Australia now have access to Transition to Work services in their local community," said Minister Cash.

Transition to Work will be delivered by community-based organisations experienced in working with young people and will offer a range of tailored individual, group or self-directed activities.

Building on the work already being undertaken in employment regions announced in Round 1 and 2, this final round of Transition to Work will see the roll-out of services in:

  •  Geraldton
  •  Great Southern Wheatbelt
  •  Bendigo
  •  Gippsland
  •  Inner Metropolitan Melbourne
  •  North Eastern Melbourne
  •  South Coast of Victoria
  •  Western Melbourne
  •  Wimmera Mallee
  •  Murray and South East
  •  North West Country South Australia
  •  Brisbane South East
  •  Darling Downs
  •  Fitzroy
  •  Mackay
  •  Somerset
  •  Capital Region
  •  Central West
  •  Hunter
  •  Mid North Coast
  •  New England and North West
  •  Sydney East Metro
  •  Sydney Greater West
  •  Sydney North and West

Transition to Work is part of the Australian Government’s Youth Employment Strategy, announced in the 2015-16 Budget. It is one in a range of Government services to help young people get into work, including the:

  • Empowering YOUth Initiative to support young people at risk of welfare dependency into work by inviting not-for-profit community organisations to put forward proposals for innovative ideas that offer a different approach to those currently available.
  • Engaging Early School Leavers initiative which strengthens requirements for young job seekers aged 15 to 21 years who haven’t completed Year 12 to continue their education or look for work to receive the Youth Allowance.
  • Work for the Dole, part of jobactive, which helps people aged 18 and over gain the skills they need to become work-ready and make a contribution to their local community.
  • National Work Experience Programme which builds confidence and real life work experience for job seekers and prepare them to meet expectations of employers by undertaking unpaid work experience with businesses, not-for-profit and Government organisations for up to 25 hours per week for a maximum of four weeks per placement.

A list of successful organisations under Round 3 is attached.

For more information on Transition to Work, including a list of successful organisations under Round 1 and Round 2, visit: http://www.employment.gov.au/youth

Successful organisations under Round 3

Transition to Work Provider

Employment Region

State

Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre Association (Inc.)

Geraldton

WA

Skill Hire WA Pty Ltd

Great Southern Wheatbelt

WA

Bendigo Access Employment Incorporated

Bendigo

VIC

Mission Australia

Gippsland

VIC

Workways Australia Limited

Inner Melbourne VET Cluster Inc. (TaskForce & Jesuit Social

Inner Metropolitan Melbourne

VIC

SYC Ltd

SYC Ltd

North Eastern Melbourne

VIC

The Salvation Army (Victoria) Property Trust ARBN 143 615 169 Incorporated in Victoria

Brophy Family & Youth Services Inc

South Coast of Victoria

VIC

Inner Melbourne VET Cluster Inc. (YouthNow & Jesuit Social)

Western Melbourne

VIC

The Salvation Army (Victoria) Property Trust ARBN 143 615 169 Incorporated in Victoria

Community AXIS Enterprises Inc.

Wimmera Mallee

VIC

SYC Ltd

Murray and South East

SA

Mission Australia

Workskil Australia Incorporated

North West Country South Australia

SA

Eyre Futures Incorporated

BoysTown

Brisbane South East

QLD

The Salvation Army (Victoria) Property Trust ARBN 143 615 169 Incorporated in Victoria

Downs Industry Schools Co-operation Inc

Darling Downs

QLD

Northern Joblink Limited

Fitzroy

QLD

Innovative Disability Employment and Liaison Placements Assoc Inc.

Mackay

QLD

Worklinks Inc

Somerset

QLD

OCTEC Limited

Capital Region

NSW

The Salvation Army (Victoria) Property Trust ARBN 143 615 169 Incorporated in Victoria

OCTEC Limited

Central West

NSW

The Salvation Army (Victoria) Property Trust ARBN 143 615 169 Incorporated in Victoria

Hunter

NSW

Mai-Wel Limited

Workskil Australia Incorporated

Enterprise & Training Company Limited

Mid North Coast

NSW

Great Lakes Community Resources Incorporated

Joblink Plus Ltd

New England and North West

NSW

A4e Pty Ltd

Sydney East Metro

NSW

St George Youth Services Inc.

MTC Australia Limited

Sydney Greater West

NSW

Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith Schools Industry Partnership Inc

BoysTown

OCTEC Limited

Sydney North and West

NSW

The Salvation Army (Victoria) Property Trust ARBN 143 615 169 Incorporated in Victoria

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