Industry partnerships

meeting skills gaps



Funded by, this exciting new pre-employment program will upskill and equip young people with IT skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry, while being mentored and gaining real world work experience skills with local IT employers!

The program runs for 8 months and there will be three rounds offered.

Round 1 - March 2023 (Completed)
Round 2 - October 2023 (In progress)
Round 3 - June 2024 (Taking applications now)

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Program Eligibility

This program is offered to Young People who are:

  • aged between 15-24 years old
  • living in the Greater Darwin Area
  • Neurodiversity for example, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • currently unemployed or leaving school.

How it Works

Filling Skill Shortages

YouthWorX NT has an established and respected history of partnering with local training providers, industry peak bodies and employers to identify skills shortages and difficult to fill occupations in the NT. 

These partnerships fill industry needs and improve community and economic participation by developing the skills needed by industry and providing jobs for those seeking employment.

If you work in an industry that has identified skills shortages or is finding it hard to fill vacancies, please get in touch to discuss options for a partnership.


Find a career with strong job prospects

The CareerStart program helps individuals to expand their knowledge and manage their own career journey.

Personal mentoring and support are provided during, and extend beyond, program completion until the young person has successfully obtained employment or gone on to further education and/or training.

The program empowers individuals to: 

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Ongoing support and assistance

Ongoing support is provided to both the participant and their employee, sometimes financial assistance may be available to the employee for the first six months.

For the participant, YouthWorX NT uses our 4 step success model to identify skills, strengths and opportunities and connects the participants with suitable employment options.

4 Steps to Success


Figuring out what you want do and what you need to do it

Work with your support team to explore your strengths, goals and skills, then develop a plan


Getting you ready for the workplace

A range of weekly activities to build confidence and help get you ready for the workplace


Help finding work and work experience

Your support team will help you find and apply for work opportunities


An ongoing safety net throughout your journey

Ongoing help and support to help you stay in your job

Stories from some of

Our Successful Partnerships

Stories from some of Our Heroes
Byron successful in finding a career pathway through Transition to Work

Byron’s Story

Before he started in Transition to Work, Byron had been trying for over two years to find a career pathway that was meaningful to

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Darren’s Story

After 2 years of working in administration straight out of school, Darren decided to take some time off. This period of leave turned into

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Sarah found meaningful employment through Transition to Work

Sarah’s Story

Sarah came to Transition to Work after completing a year 12 equivalency program, and with a few months’ casual employment on her resume.  After a

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Opening Hours

Monday Friday 8am-4pm

Head Office

Darwin Corporate Park

Building 3 Level 1

631 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828

YouthWorX NT Hub

Berrimah Business Centre

15/641 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828