What is Workforce Australia – Transition to Work? 

Bamara is a Workforce Australia provider of Transition to Work, a government initiative for young people aged 15-24.

Transition to Work helps you to confidently identify your aspirations, build your skills and continue your education or get you ready to start a new job.  

Our skills and experience will create and individual pathway for you into study or work so you can start build your future and achieve your goals.  

We also provide access to work experience, relevant training, and useful resources to help you to succeed thrive in whatever career you choose. 

How does it work? 

We will match you with a Youth Job Mentor who will help you prepare for work and support you to overcome any barriers and concerns you may have.

How often you meet will depend on the plan you and your Youth Job Mentor develop to get you ready for your career pathway.

We arrange face-to-face meetings with flexible options available. Meetings can be one-on-one appointments, or you can bring a friend or family member along.  

When you start your new job, your Youth Job Mentor will also be there to help you settle in and will be available to you for practical support and advice for six months to help you succeed.

How will it help?

Your dedicated Youth Job Mentor will help you to:

  • Write and prepare a resume.  
  • Find and apply for jobs that are the right fit for you in your local area.  
  • Practice and prepare for interviews.  
  • Develop any practical skills relevant to your chosen field. 
  • Participate in relevant training, to get you job-ready for the needs of the local employers and the labour market.  
  • Connect you to local Elders, community groups and allied health services who can advise, guide, and give you practical support so you can focus on your future. 
  • Arrange travel, clothing and equipment you may need for your new job.
  • Access other job requirements – such as driving lessons, licences, health checks, resources, work-related tickets, and tech or program training. 
  • Settle into your new job and support you for up to six months to help you succeed.


You may be eligible for our services for Transition to Work if you are: 

  • Between 15-24 years old. 
  • Either an Australian citizen, or 
  • The holder of a permanent visa, New Zealand Special Category Visa, or Nominated Visa (including Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Visa). 
  • Reside in the Alice Springs region.

It will also depend on whether you: 

  • Have completed up to a Year 12 certificate or Certificate III. 
  • Have worked or studied within the last six months. 
  • Are receiving an income support payment such as Youth Allowance. 
  • Are participating in another employment service. 

Looking for staff?

If you are a business keen to recruit and employ motivated and trained young people aged 15-24, please contact us.

Our team will work closely with you to understand your business needs and create the ‘best fit’ with our work ready candidates.  

We support you and the candidate through the recruitment process and also offer post placement support to ensure retention. 

Access to Government funding, including wage subsidies for eligible new employees is available.   

To lodge a referral

Get in touch with us to chat about how we can support you through our services for Transition to Work. If you have any questions about the program or need some help understanding how to be referred to our services you can: 

  1. Submit a self-referral through the Digital Services portal (search Bamara). 
  1. Speak to your Employment Services or DES provider for a referral to Bamara. 
  1. Contact us today, or complete the form below and a member in our team will be in touch to discuss your options.

How to get started

Our team is ready to help you with any questions you may have. Please fill out the form below and one of our team members will be in touch with you to discuss your options.

Alternatively, you can reach out to our Customer Service team by calling 1300 012 476.