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To find out how DSA can support you to live the life you choose call 1300 372 121 or email


Larry goes from work ready to paid employment

Larry came to DSA with a work goal of having a job in the transport industry. He was able to make the most of the opportunites presented by DSA's Supported Learning Hubs where he enrolled in and completed his Ceritifcate II in Business Administration.

With support and encouragmenet from the TTW team, Larry made a call in early 2015 to the local bus company. Larry was offered a tour of the site and he was in total awe - this was definately the place Larry wanted to work.

Not long after he started a work placement. Over the next year Larry continued to develop skills, progressing from the Glendenning depot to the control room at the Penrith depot.

Larry now has a paid job where he allcoates buses to the drivers. Larry's excellent memory recall and passion for the transport industry has made him an asset to Busways.

Larry is now living his dream!


Transition To Work (TTW)


Employment Support and Transition to Work (TTW) 

School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) and TTW is a two-year work readiness program. The program aims to equip recebt school leavers with the skills to assist them to achieve their employment goals. We offer flexible support to suit your needs

Job Sampling

Provides you with opportunities to explore a variety of different work environments

Work Experience

Where you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience with the support of staff and gradually increase your skills to work independently in your chosen job

Community Access

Offering you assistance to connect with other services including housing or obtaining a drivers licence and assistance to access further education and formal qualifications.

Healthy living

Healthy living is integral to ensuring you are able to maintain your job and to help with all aspects of your life. This year jobseekers involved are involved in a variety of activities including rock climbing, martial arts, gym programs, team sports, futsal and Zumba. You drive what we do, so tell us about your favourite activity?

Pre employment Skills 

Ever wondered how to find a job? What to do to apply for a job? Need help to write a fantastic cover letter and resume?  Wondered what you should wear to work? How to speak with a manager?

You can attend training sessions that can teach you all you need to know to secure the position you want, do role plays, practice your interview techniques, learn to call employers on the telephone.

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Part of getting a job involves being able to communicate with others in the workplace.

Many jobseekers enjoy participating in social skills groups.

The groups plan events, discuss work related issues, learn how to communicate with others, develop friendships and relationships.

Many people who participate in the social groups will form life long friendships!

Travel training

Do you want to learn how to get to your work experience or a new job?

You can learn how to become independent in travelling to new places, your work experience or paid job.

You can learn how to catch a bus, a train, pay for a ticket, read a timetable, identify safe travelling practices and ultimately increase your confidence and ability to travel if you so desire.

Money Skills

In many jobs it’s important to be able to calculate money, but more importantly money handling skills assist you to be able to increase your independence.

Being able to catch a bus or buy something and calculate the correct money, understanding your weekly budgets or being able to save for a holiday are valuable skills. You can learn how to develop a budget, manage your money, develop plans and understand finances.

On the Job Support

When you reach your goal of paid employment sometimes you may want some support to meet your colleagues, talk to your boss, learn and understand your work tasks.

You can get assistance to settle into your new role, help you to become comfortable with the role and your workplace and gradually increase your confidence until you’re fully independent at work.

Independent Living Skills

  • Do you want to open a bank account?
  • Register with another service or link with your community?
  • Find a place to live?
  • Allow TTW to show you the way!


There will be no limit to the fun you will have on this new journey, learning new skills, developing friendships and ticking all the boxes to reaching your goals.

Program locations

Bankstown, Mt Druitt, Campbelltown, Blacktown, Seven Hills, Moss Vale, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Central Coast and Charlestown.


DSA Supported Learning Hubs

The Supported Learning Hubs were established so that jobseekers have an alternative where they can learn in a supported environment at their own pace.

We offer a growing range of accredited courses and foundation skills training including business, retail and warehouse & storage.

Get in touch to find out more 1300 372 121



Call 1300 372 121 or email to take the first step of your employment journey!

Last Modified: 18/10/2017 11:20 AM