Transition to Work Program

  1. About this service

    The 'Transition to Work' Program, run by Skills Plus, is a work readiness program for young people aged between 15–21 years who are looking for work or need assistance with education and training. The program helps participants to develop the skills that employers are looking for and help young people into training and education. For further information about the program, please contact Molly at SkillsPlus Pakenham on telephone 0439731613

      • Service name

        Transition to Work Program

      • Service address

        Various locations in the City of Casey / City of Greater Dandenong / Cardinia Shire: Pakenham / Cranbourne / Narre Warren / Springvale.
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      • Service area

        City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

      • Age group

        15 - 21 years

      • Eligibility criteria

        The Transition to Work Service targets three groups of young people who are considered most at risk of long-term unemployment. The eligibility requirements of each of the three groups vary. The overarching eligibility requirements to participate in Transition to Work are:
        • aged 15-21 years on Commencement in the service, and
        • an Australian citizen, or
        • the holder of a permanent visa, or
        • New Zealand Special Category Visa holders (a protected Special Category Visa holder; and non-protected Special Category Visa holder), or
        • Nominated Visa Holders (including Temporary Protection Visa Holders and Safe Haven Visa Holders).

      • Interpreters

        Yes but requires booking in advance

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      • Costs

        - No Cost - Government contracted program

      • Disability access Yes
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      • Participation length

        - The program length is 12 months long unless they commence employment or education but they will receive post placement support for 6-12 months.

      • Specific exclusions

        Young people do not need to be receiving a Youth Allowance payment.

      • Who can refer

        - The Department of Human Services / Direct registrations in the office.

  2. Transition to Work Program