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Work Ready, Release Ready

Work Ready, Release Ready is an innovative program supporting individuals in correctional services to build skills, confidence and the readiness to find a job while settling back into the community.

About Work Ready, Release Ready

Work Ready, Release Ready is a voluntary program supporting participants with training and skills-building opportunities while incarcerated and post-release to increase their potential for finding a job.

Sustainable employment plays a crucial factor in rehabilitation, and the program includes comprehensive community support for up to 18 months following release to help ensure participants maintain employment, their health and wellbeing.

Speaking to the ABC, one participant described Work Ready, Release Ready as a "silver lining" to their situation. "You get to achieve things that you normally wouldn't on the outside," he said.

70 per cent of Work Ready, Release Ready participants go on to find sustainable employment upon release.

Workskil Australia delivers Work Ready, Release Ready to locations across South Australia, providing support both within correctional institutions and for participants upon release.

How we can help

Work Ready, Release Ready helps participants prepare for work in the months leading up to release, and for 18 months post release. Specifically, we provide support with the following:

Case management

One-on-one support to gain skills and complete training or vocational education

Career Planning

Identifying transferable skills, exploring career options and setting employment goals

Resume and Cover Letter

Drawing attention with a professional resume and cover letter

Job Interviews

Building confidence and prepare for potential job interviews

Health and Wellbeing

Connecting with suitable community services post-release

Finding a Job

Finding and keeping a job that suits participant’s interests and abilities


Work Ready, Release Ready is available to sentenced people who:

  • Are aged 18 years or over
  • Are within two years of release from a participating corrections facility


We deliver Work Ready, Release Ready at the following correction facilities:

  • Adelaide Pre-Release Centre
  • Adelaide Women's Prison
  • Cadell Training Centre
  • Mobilong Prison
  • Port Augusta Prison
  • Yatala Labour Prison
Tristan is outside, working in the garden in dark blue work clothes next to a small wheelbarrow. He's bent down to pull weeds from a garden bed full of lettuce.

Tristan's Journey to Success

Tristan's journey to full-time employment, supported by the Work Ready, Release Ready (WRRR) program, showcases his determination to rebuild his life after overcoming personal challenges.

Read Tristan's Story

Find out more

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


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