Transition to Work is a training and employment program for young people living in Melbourne’s north-western and south-eastern outer suburbs.

Getting a foot in the door

The transition from school to working life is hard for those who lack the qualifications and personal networks to get a foot in the door of employment.

Through coaching, work placements and links with employers, we help young people who are disconnected from education or employment take that crucial first step.

The participants, aged 15 to 24, undertake a 12-month program that includes:

  • training
  • employment preparation
  • job searching
  • adult life skills
  • career guidance
  • creating links to community organisations.

Transition to Work is funded by the Australian Government.

Who is eligible

Transition to Work receives referrals of eligible young people from the Australian Government Department of Human Services and jobactive agencies.

You may be eligible to participate if you are a young person aged 15 to 21 living in Broadmeadows or the Frankston/Mornington Peninsula region and you:

  • have not worked or studied in the last six months
  • are looking for work or want to get back in to study
  • are not currently receiving unemployment benefits
  • want to develop work skills and get ready for future employment
  • are keen to improve your communication skills and your confidence
  • want to increase your employment options.

Local employers

A key strength of Transition to Work is its partnerships with generous local employers.

Are you an employer in Melbourne's north-west or south-east who is looking for an apprentice or junior staff? We welcome local employers who would like to be part of this exciting program. As an employer, you can help by offering our young people visits to your workplace, work experience or employment opportunities.

Contact Rebecca Willmott to find out more about giving a young person a chance:

Phone: 0427 998 725

Transition to Work Broadmeadows

Transition to Work Frankston-Mornington Peninsula