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‘Transition to Work’ help for North Coast young job seekers

Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has called for feedback on the design of the Australian Government’s new Transition to Work service for young job seekers. Mr Hartsuyker said the Transition to Work service was the centrepiece of the Government’s $331 million Youth Employment Strategy announced in the Budget and will help more young people move into work. “Transition to Work providers will be given sufficient funding to provide a high level of service to young job seekers, and further payments will be available on achievement of positive outcomes. “Organisations will be selected to deliver the Transition to Work service on the basis of their track record in helping young people into work, the quality of their plans to deliver the new service and importantly, the strength of their networks with schools, local employers and other community organisations.” The Australian Government is encouraging partnerships and consortia arrangements amongst interested organisations to maximise access to services for young people and innovation in service delivery. Transition to Work providers will need to achieve a minimum number of 12-week employment or education outcomes for young job seekers each year in their employment region. Providers will be selected via a competitive selection process. Organisations are invited to provide feedback now on the Exposure Draft released last week to help inform the final design of the Transition to Work service. The Exposure Draft of the Request for Proposal for Transition to Work 2016-20 is available on the Austender website at This document sets out in full the details of the new service and the proposed selection process. Comments on the proposed approach are sought by 6 October 2015.