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Transition to Work

About the Transition to Work Service

YouthWorX NT is funded by the Australian Government to provide the Transition to Work (TtW) Service in Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston. The service provides vocational guidance and a range of skills and capabilities building activities to young people aged between 15 to 24 years who live in the service areas.  It also offers a range of real world opportunities such as work tasters, work experience and mentoring in addition to making connections between young people and organisations in the community who can help them to achieve their goals.

Transition to Work - Australian Government factsheet.pdf 


Who is it for

TtW is for young people aged between 15 to 24 years old residing in the Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston areas. This service provides intensive pre-employment support to improve work readiness and to guide you into meaningful work and/or further education. 

Our qualified staff will spend time with you to:

  • Develop a vision for your life – what is important to you and why
  • Identify your talents and skills, including areas that you would like to develop further
  • Connect with experts and people in the community who can help you with your goals (such as, employers, TAFE teachers, professionals, creative mentors, tutors and social networks)
  • Participate in real world opportunities (such as work tasters, work experience, mentoring)
  • Gain employment which is aligned with your goals and aspirations

Click here to download our Direct Referral Expression of Interest Form


How to get involved


TtW is a free service just for young people aged 15-24, especially for early school leavers. It aims to improve work ready skills, enable you to reach further study and help you secure stable employment. It’s also alternative to Jobactive that fulfills your Centrelink requirements.  




Become part of a new service for talented young people who are striving to find work. The Transition to Work (TtW) service generates opportunities for young people aged 15 to 24 to build on their skills and talents, and engage in the world of work. We want to work with local employers to create solutions to their recruitment challenges, which will have the added benefit of reducing youth unemployment in our community.

Our TtW service provides young people with opportunities to develop personal, social and practical employability skills and to gain workplace experience. Ultimately participants will strive to achieve paid employment, whilst strengthening career networks for sustaining employment options into the future. Partnerships with employers, business leaders, government, education providers, service/sporting clubs and community networks are critical in assisting young people to engage and build the connections and networks necessary to become active community members.  



Transition to Work National Community of Practice

See what’s happening now for young people across Australia from the Transition to Work National Community of Practice.  The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought sudden and severe disruption to the labour market. As with the GFC, young people are especially vulnerable. Together, we can amplify employment outcomes for young people and business in communities.

Research evidence shows this is achieved when you bring together business, education and training providers, government, community and of course young people themselves.

Young people are our future.

This video: COVID-19 Snapshots, has been developed with the Transition to Work National Community of Practice and the National Youth Employment Body as a need to raise the awareness of youth unemployment and underemployment due to COVID-19.

Our very own stars include Ernest Isaac from the YWNT Leadership Academy and Peter De Jonge YWNT National Employer Representative Group  – thank you for being available so quickly to produce this important message!

#ShapingYouthEmployment #TransitionToWork #TransitiontoWorkCoP #YoungPeopleOurFuture #BSL #YouthWorXNT


Leadership Academy

Since 2016 YouthWorX NT youth Leadership Academy has been a cornerstone of the organisation’s commitment to giving young people a voice in shaping services and community perceptions. 


Contact the TtW Team directly at ttw@ywnt.com.au or call (08) 8981 8870

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