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					                            The Hon Peter Dutton MP
                            Minister for Workforce Participation



Transition to Work programme

 What funding is the                        The Howard Government will provide funding of
 government committing to                   $12 million for a 12 month extension of the
 the Transition to Work                     Transition to Work programme.
 programme?

 What does the programme                    Transition to Work assist parents, mature-aged
 achieve?                                   people (aged 50 and over) and carers who have
                                            been out of the workforce for two years or more
                                            to return to work.

                                            Participants do not have to be on income support
                                            to be eligible for the Transition to Work
                                            programme.

                                            54 per cent of Transition to Work participants are
                                            employed or in education three months after
                                            completing the programme.

                                            The Transition to Work programme has assisted
                                            over 34 000 people since it commenced in 2002.

 How does the programme                     Transition to Work participants have an individual
 benefit participants?                      skills assessment and are eligible for assistance,
                                            such as training to upgrade their skills, career
                                            counselling services and assistance with writing a
                                            resume.

                                            Each participant’s resume is displayed on the
                                            national job vacancy database, Australian
                                            JobSearch, which matches their profile to over
                                            1 400 jobs daily.

 What period does the new                   The funding covers the period 1 July 2005 until
 funding cover?                             30 June 2006.




Office of the Hon Peter Dutton MP                                              Phone:   (02) 6277 7630
PARLIAMENT HOUSE                                                               Fax:     (02) 6273 5188
CANBERRA ACT 2600

				
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