TTW Tender


The Federal Government has once again showed its confidence in National Joblink by 

awarding us the Transition to Work (TTW) contracts in both the North and North West Tasmania as well as in the Fitzroy Region in QLD for the next 5 years.

This was an extremely competitive tender round with quite a few changes across the

country. NJL can be extremely proud in maintaining these contracts through to 2027. Whilst

there are some changes as to how the contract is conducted, in essence, it will be continuing to do what we do best which is engaging, encouraging, and motivating participants into work.

Congratulations to everybody involved at NJL in the Tender process.

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Culture Connect Recipe Book - Cairns

In February, the Culture Connect crew hosted their final Food with Friends evening and launched the Culture Connect Recipe Book; a collection of stories and recipes from their home counties. The teams theme for the evening was home-cooked Indian and Australian Fusions. The 35 guests were served food prepared by the Culture Connect Crew and enjoyed an evening of stories and reflections at NJL’s Wild Thyme Restaurant.  Their Culture Connect Recipe Book gained amazing community support with one local printer offering to print the professional bound book and support the cause. The book is their legacy that will give back to the community and remind the crew of their journey and ability to be part of something bigger.

At $12 each, 100% of the profit from purchasing the recipe book went towards preparing and providing meals to the community and feeding those in need.

CTA Industry Visits - Hobart


As part of the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program, NJL arranged for participants to have a  guided tour of Bunnings Warehouse in Hobart, which included a chat with the Operations Manager about the application process and talks with Team Members about their experiences of working at Bunnings. As a result of their positive interaction with the staff at Bunnings the CTA participants looked at available positions within Bunnings when they returned to the NJL office. We found some Team Member roles for the Kingston stores and two ladies applied. The fantastic news is both were recently called in to attend an interview. One of the participants said, she was amazed that Bunnings would want someone of her age. In the CTA program we reiterate that “Age just means that you have more knowledge and experience to share with your new employer”. One of the participants was successful at her interview and is now a Bunnings Team Member. She believes her time in the CTA program helped with the process and boosted her confidence to sell her life skills and personality.

Games Fest - Launceston

Our long-awaited Games Fest – Digital Work is Real activity (Local Jobs Program) commenced in February 2022 and we have 20 participants actively and enthusiastically  engaged. Young people with an interest in online games are often marginalised due to the assumption that being a ‘gamer’ is

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not helpful to finding a job.  Games Fest challenges this view by providing an opportunity for participants to use their ‘gamer’ experience and skills as a potential pathway to employment.  They will be encouraged to improve their job-readiness by identifying, developing, and marketing their transferable skills across a range of industries and roles. Games Fest runs for 13 weeks and includes both job search skills

training and practical activities relevant to the on-line games industry. NJL will be co-facilitating alongside representatives of Bitlink, a Launceston-based technology education company.


Newsletter - July - Sept 2022

  • ISO Update

  • NJL Driving School

  • R U OK? Day


  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - April - June 2022

  • Time2Drive

  • TTW Walk-thru - Tasmanian Pickled Onions

  • Games Fest Graduation

  • Tassie Supercars - Launceston

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - Jan - March 2022

  • TTW Tender

  • CTA Industry Visits - Hobart

  • Games Fest - Launceston

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - Oct to Dec 2021

  • The Local Jobs Plan

  • Culture Connect - Cairns

  • ParentsNext Digital Literacy Skills Group

  • Enterprise Learning Project

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - July to Sept 2021

  • Making Waves - Cairns

  • Cooking & Gardening - Launceston

  • Tarkine Lodge Update

  • National Tree Day

  • Good News Stories


Newsletter - April to June 2021

  • Culture Connect - Cairns

  • NJL's Job Fair - Darwin

  • Tasmanian Job Ready Fund

  • Youth Homelessness Matters Day

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - Jan to March 2021

  • NJL’s New Investment: Tarkine Wilderness Lodge

  • Face to Face Servicing – Career Transition Assistance

  • Good News Stories

Newsletter - Oct to Dec 2020

  • Significant Changes for 2021

  • Wild Thyme Restaurant

  • Youth & Hip Hop Pioneer

  • EST Online – A Success Story

  • Cairns Driving School