Transition to Work


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. For instance, providers will ensure participants receive pre-employment skills development that is directly relevant to needs of employers and local labour market conditions.

For eligible young people, providers will be able to offer a youth wage subsidy of up to $10,000 over 12 months to help employers take on new starters, such as any hiring or training costs.

Providers will also offer post placement support. This includes regular contact to ensure the young person is settling in and that the employer’s expectations are being met.

Transition to Work

IDEAL Placements is very proud to announce that we have successfully gained the Transition to Work tender.

What is Transition to Work?

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

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.

Work Experience

The National Work Experience program is a work experience program which places job seekers in real life work experience placements. It helps jobseekers gain experience and confidence, while demonstrating skills to potential employers.

The National Work Experience program will offer work experience and employment opportunities for job seekers by providing unpaid placements with businesses for up to four weeks, to a maximum of 25 hours per week.

Businesses who offer participants ongoing employment after the placement may be eligible for a wage subsidy.

Is my business eligible?

A National Work Experience program placement can be undertaken in businesses run for profit, not-for-profit organisations and local, state, territory and Australian government agencies.

What kind of activities can I offer job seekers on a National Work Experience program placement?

A job seeker participating in a National Work Experience program placement can do many of the tasks you might expect a paid employee to do.

What does being a host business involve?

To assist a job seeker to gain real work-like experience your role as a National Work Experience program host will involve:

  • providing a work experience placement for up to four weeks
  • providing supervision, on-the-job training and monitoring attendance, and
  • ensuring that the placement meets all relevant work health and safety requirements.

You need to sign an agreement with the job seeker and your provider before the job seeker commences a National Work Experience program placement with you. This agreement outlines the tasks the job seeker will undertake and confirms the length of the placement.

You will also need to confirm there is the potential for paid employment following the completion of the placement. However, there is no obligation for you to hire a job seeker following the placement if they do not meet your business needs.

Job seekers continue to receive income support and assistance from their provider during their National Work Experience program placement.

PaTH Internships

You can host an internship placement in your business for between 4 and 12 weeks. An internship can help you find out if a young person is the right fit for your business. You will receive a payment of $1000 to help with the costs of hosting an intern and the intern is covered by insurance purchased by the Australian Government. Interns are unpaid by your business. The intern receives a fortnightly incentive paid by the Government, on top of their income support payment.

Wage Subsidies and Financial Assistance

See below for eligibility and more information

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 4 weeks
  • receives an income support payment such as Youth Allowance
  • is currently participating in another employment service including jobactive.

Check out the website linked below or contact IDEAL Placements on 4957 8177 and we will assess your eligibility.

IDEAL Placements Transition to Work program is proudly funded by the Department of Employment.

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