Transition to Work program (TtW)

The Transition to Work (TtW) employment service helps young people aged 15-24 into work (including apprenticeships and training) or education.

Participants receive intensive, pre-employment support to develop practical skills to get a job, connect with education or training, find local job opportunities and connect with relevant local community services.

TtW will help eligible participants prepare for a job by building their skills and confidence to continue their education, or help participants prepare to start a new job.

VERTO is proud to deliver the TtW program on behalf of the Australian Government across the Hunter and North Coast regions, and helps you prepare for a job and achieve your goals through a mix of activities and services, including:

  • Capability development and adult life skills.
  • Career guidance.
  • Access to job-specific training, work experience and internships.
  • Job search and interview preparation and support.
  • Networking with local employers.
  • Supporting you and your employer to help you stay in a job.
  • Connecting with local support services, such as housing assistance or mental health support.

VERTO will ensure young people meet employers needs and are supported to settle into a job by:

  • Providing pre-employment skills training that meets the needs of local employers and the labour market.
  • Providing work experience placements to see if a potential employee is suitable for the job.
  • Negotiating Youth Bonus wage subsidies of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) if employers offer ongoing employment to TtW participants.
  • Providing post-placement support to make sure your new employee settles into their job.

To participate in TtW participants must be:

  • Between 15-24 years old

And, either:

  • An Australian citizen, or
  • A holder of a permanent visa, New Zealand Special Category Visa, or Nominated Visa (including Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Visa).

Eligibility for TtW will also depend on your circumstances, including whether you:

  • Have a Year 12 certificate or Certificate III
  • Have been employed within the last six months
  • Are receiving an income support payment such as Youth Allowance
  • Are participating in another employment service including Workforce Australia.

For more information about VERTO's TtW program, phone 1300 483 786.

Register your interest in the Transition to Work Program