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Time to Work

Workskil Australia supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in corrective services by facilitating their return to the community and planning for employment. We’re helping participants set and achieve goals through Time to Work.

About Time to Work

Time to Work is a voluntary program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in correctional services.

Participants are paired with a member of Workskil Australia’s Work Ready, Release Ready team who assesses their needs for returning to the community and facilitates the transfer to a service provider upon release.

The program is beneficial for re-establishing connections and ensuring a participant receives the correct support while taking steps to gain employment.

How we can help

We can assists before release by assessing the strengths, abilities and needs of each participant and structuring a pathway to support them into the community and employment. Through Time to Work, participants receive the following:

Face-to-Face Meetings

Three or more face-to-face meetings with a dedicated member of our Work Ready, Release Ready team


A questionnaire identifying current circumstances and capacity to find work

Transition Plan

A plan to address transition barriers, identify suitable training and employment opportunities

Services Australia - Centrelink

Assistance completing the Employment Services Assessment (ESAt) at Services Australia - Centrelink

Ongoing Mentoring and Support

A facilitated transfer to a local support provider who provides ongoing mentoring and support


Time to Work is available to sentenced people who:

  • Self-identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Are aged 18 years or over
  • Are within one to four months of release from a participating corrections facility


We deliver Time to Work at the following correction facilities:

  • Yatala Labour Prison
  • Mobilong Prison
  • Adelaide Women’s Prison
  • Cadell Training Centre
  • Adelaide Pre-release Centre
  • Mount Gambier Prison

Find out more

To learn more about Time to Work and how to register, call us or submit an enquiry.


1800 125 555 Enquiries Our locations