Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Transition to work

Transition to Work is a program that helps young people with disability to become work ready. The program helps people to gain the skills and/or qualifications needed to successfully find and keep employment.

Transition to Work provides services to young people with a range of support needs but is primarily targeted to young people with moderate to high needs who are unable to immediately access employment or attend full time TAFE or University because of their support needs.

People will typically receive 18 hours of support per week for 48 weeks of the year. The actual days and hours received will vary and are agreed between the person and their service provider. Hours of support are linked to the individual plan and will depend on the activities chosen.

The 2016 Transition to Work funding amount is $22,036.30.

Transition to Work funding is guided by the Transition to Work program guidelines (PDF).

Each year, we report on the outcomes of the Transition to Work program. The results can help you choose a Transition to Work service provider that best meets your needs. For more information, see Outcomes in Transition to Work.

Access to Disability Employment Services

If you are in the last six months of your Transition to Work Program, you may be eligible to jointly receive assistance through Disability Employment Services (DES) and your Transition to Work provider to help you find and maintain work.  For more information, see the Disability Employment Services factsheet (PDF).

Access to TAFE NSW

For young people in Transition to Work who are interested in pursuing studies in TAFE, it is important to note that there is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Family and Community Services (FACS) and TAFE NSW. The MoU outlines how FACS, TAFE NSW and FACS-funded service providers will work together to support young people in Transition to Work so that they can participate in TAFE courses.

Read Access to TAFE NSW for young people in Transition to Work and Community Participation(PDF).

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