Employment – Transition to Work

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What is the Transition to Work Program?

Transition to Work offers comprehensive employment assistance designed for eligible individuals aged 15 to 24. If you fall within this age range, left school prematurely, or are facing challenges in securing employment post-school, the Transition to Work program is here to assist. This initiative aims to guide you into job opportunities, apprenticeships, training, or further education.

Who Qualifies?

To be eligible for participation in Transition to Work, you must be between the ages of 15 and 24 and possess either Australian citizenship or an appropriate visa. Your eligibility is contingent upon individual factors, including whether you:

  • Hold a Year 12 certificate or an equivalent qualification, such as a Certificate III.
  • Have been employed within the last 6 months.
  • Receive an income support payment like Youth Allowance.
  • Are engaged in another employment service.

Using your NDIS plan to transition from school to work

Participants aged 15 and above under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have the option to include employment support in their plan. This means that students with disabilities can access NDIS employment support as early as Year 10. It’s important to note that this doesn’t replace the transition planning and activities provided by schools, such as Year 10 work experience and guidance from careers counselors. Instead, NDIS supports can complement and enhance the offerings provided by the school.

Collaborating with your school, you can leverage NDIS support to:

  • Identify additional work experience opportunities.
  • Provide assistance and workplace training during work experience.
  • Explore various types of work suitable for individuals.
  • Develop a resume and portfolio.
  • Cultivate work-related skills.
  • Support both young people and their families during transition planning meetings.
 
As students reach Year 12, the NDIS introduces School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES). This funding is a lump sum designed to assist young individuals in developing skills and experiences, connecting them with the necessary supports to secure employment. SLES funding is flexible and can be utilized as needed throughout the transition period. 

To make an appointment with a Embrace Quality Care Support Coordinator or Recovery Coach:

If unsure about your plan, consult your NDIA planner or Local Area Coordinator, or reach out to our Support Coordinators for guidance. You can fill out the Embrace Quality Care NDIS registration form or call 1800  571 926.

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