Time To Work


Job Seekers Placed


Pathways to Employment


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Rise Ventures has been awarded a three year contract to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners in Kempsey, Grafton and Darwin correctional centres prepare for life on the outside.

Time to Work

Time To Work Employment Service, an initiative of the Australian Government, is a program that supports prisoners in accessing employment and reintegration into the community upon their release.

It is an in-prison service that begins with an assessment to identify any barriers participants might face in getting employment and includes the development of a transition plan.
Rise’s proven track record in supporting people in their journey to employment will be the key to the success of the program in Grafton, Kempsey and Darwin.
Prisoners will also be provided with a 
facilitated transfer to an employment service provider who will help them find work once they leave prison.
Up to 100 participants across Grafton and Kempsey prisons and a further 200 in Darwin are expected to complete the program every six months.

To participate in the Time to Work Employment Service, a prisoner must be:

  • a self-identifying Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • over 18 years old, and
  • sentenced and within three months of their release from prison.