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From school to work – how to improve the transition for young people

11 July 2017 By ASU

The ASU is seeking views from young people and all interested members of the community about what should be done to improve the transition from school to work for young people. Fill out our survey to help inform our Parliamentary submission – a great chance to have your views heard in Canberra!

170711 school to work transition inquiry 1200pxwSome young people struggle to make a smooth transition from school to working life. This is your opportunity to have a say on this issue.

>> Deadline 19 July 2017

The ASU believes more could be done by governments, employers and the education system itself to ensure that young people are able to succeed in the transition.

It is also critical that young people know where they can receive adequate advice and information to ensure their job is not only rewarding but safe. With numerous reports of worker exploitation in the news and stories of rampant wage theft, workers knowing their rights and where to have them upheld is critical.

The transition from school to work is an important stage in life which can have a dramatic impact on a young person’s future opportunities. For that reason amongst others, the Union does not want the Federal Government to make decisions on the process without considering the views of all stakeholders.

Young people, interested community members and the Union, given our extensive experience providing assistance to young people in the workplace, all have important information to share.

>> Deadline 19 July 2017

Your participation could help improve the quality of life of young Australians as they make the transition from school to work. Join with us to have your say.

>> Click here for the Inquiry webpage including the terms of reference

UPDATE 29 August 2017

The ASU's submission has been published on the inquiry website at number 62. You can also download it from our website here:

icon 2017 submission to Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training Inquiry into school to work transition, 4 August 2017

ASU Assistant National Secretary Robert Potter will be speaking at the public hearing.


Contact Details
Name: Robert Potter, Assistant National Secretary
Telephone: 02 9283 9280