Transition to Work 2022—2027 Consultation

Transition to Work is the Australian Government’s youth Specialist employment service that helps highly disadvantaged young people to develop practical skills to get a job or connect with education or training.

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On 11 May 2021, as part of the 2021–22 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced the continuation and expansion of Transition to Work, confirming that a further $481.2 million will be invested into the service over the next 4 years from 2021–22.

While Transition to Work will continue to have its own program settings and separate funding arrangements, it will also be integrated as the youth Specialist service within the new employment services model.

See more information about the new employment services model commencing on 1 July 2022.

In addition, the Youth Advisory Sessions initiative will be permanently included as part of the enhanced Transition to Work service. Young people in Digital Services will continue to have access to up to 3 free advisory sessions with Transition to Work providers.

See Youth Advisory Sessions initiative for more information.

The department has prepared a Consultation Paper to inform stakeholders of the intended changes to the Transition to Work Service. The Consultation Paper provides stakeholders an opportunity to submit feedback on the changes. The feedback will be used to inform the content for the Request for Tender for the new Transition to Work service to commence on 1 July 2022.

Consultation Paper

Consultation Paper Discussion

On 11 June 2021 from 9.00 am (AEST), the department held a combined in-person and digital discussion about the Consultation Paper at the National Transition to Work Conference. This event was open to all interested stakeholders.

Consultation Process

This consultation process is open to all organisations and individuals. Submissions to the Consultation Paper can be lodged by completing the SmartForm and emailing it to the Employment Services Purchasing Mailbox

Submissions closed at 5.00 pm (Canberra Time) 23 June 2021.

Submissions will be published on the department’s website, unless you did not agree to its publication and indicated your preference in the section provided in the SmartForm.


You can view the published submissions at Transition to work - Consultation Paper submissions.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

The FAQ document for the Consultation Paper will help you find answers to the questions you may have. The FAQ document will be updated frequently.

Supporting Documents

Further Information

If you have a question in relation to the consultation process please email the Employment Services Purchasing Mailbox or phone 1300 733 514 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Canberra time, excluding ACT and national public holidays).