WHAT IS TtW?
Transition to Work is a free service that supports young people aged 15-24 on their journey to employment or education. The program will help you to identify your talents, develop a meaningful career plan, build your skills and capabilities, and take part in real-world opportunities such as work experience, internships and accredited training. We will help you get ready for work, find a job, and keep it.
The success of our TtW program inspired the creation of the YouthWorX NT Leadership Academy, providing meaningful opportunities for participants to directly share the services designed to support them.
AT A GLANCE
Steps to your success
How it Works
What to Expect
A Youth Development Coach will work with you to develop a plan centred on your goals and needs. Your personalised plan will be delivered over four phases as shown in the boxes above. You can access the program for 6 to 18 months, and we’ll give you ongoing support for 6 months once you find work.
More than just finding a job, the program will help prepare you for the workplace and provide a safety net along the way.
While the program will be tailored to your individual needs and goals, some of the services you may expect include:
What you will Gain
You may not realise it, but every person has strengths and potential. Our goal is to help you find yours, then give you the skills and confidence to realise your potential and your dreams. YouthWorX NT is more than just a government funded service provider – we genuinely want to see our young people thrive and we give you the time and attention you need. You can expect to gain the following:
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the answers to questions we are often asked. If you can't find the right answer here, please don't hesitate to call or email.
You are eligible to apply for the Transition to Work service if you are:
- Aged 15-24
- Aged 15-17 will require a ‘Notification of arrangement’ to be released from school
- Reside in Darwin, Casuarina or Palmerston area (click to view map)
- Aren’t currently enrolled in education
- Aren’t already participating in employment services
- Haven’t worked an average of 8 hours or more per week for the last 4 weeks (32 hours)
- Don’t have a Year 12 Certificate or a Certificate III or higher
Received a Year 12 Certificate, Certificate III or higher, more than 6 months ago (this only applies to direct registration participants that are not receiving income support payments)
- You do not need to be on a Centrelink payment to join
- Referrals can be made by interested youth/families, non-government and government agencies.
Please don’t let this stop you! Get in touch and we’ll help you figure out if you’re eligible. If you aren’t, we’ll point you in the right direction – we have a network of other providers we work with.
This is different for each person – we’ll work with you in a personalised way. In Transition to Work we’ll help you to identify your goals, develop the skills you need and access real-world opportunities that match your goals.
Yes, we partner with the DriveSafe program
We can help you access a range of courses at the VET and Higher Education level. We partner with CDU and other Registered Training Organisations based in the Darwin region.
We’ll help you find opportunities like apprenticeships and traineeships, if that’s what you are looking for. We partner with organisations that support this process, including a large number of local employers.
Your Youth Development Coach will support you to develop a professional resume that showcases your skills, talents and experience – one that you’ll be proud to show off. We run resume writing and cover letter workshops so that you can learn the ins and outs of successful job applications.