Welcome to Transition Support Services


Transition Support Services (TSS) funded by the Department of Education and Training is a pilot project that supports remote Indigenous students and their families in their transition to and through the secondary phase of schooling.

Students who graduate from remote primary schools on Cape York, the Northern Peninsula Area and the Torres Strait often have to leave their home communities in order to attend secondary school. In having to leave primary school and their home communities we know that students and their families encounter unique challenges and opportunities.

The Transition Support Service assists students and their families to manage transition related challenges and to develop opportunities - through two streams of service:

  1.  Within the community through the Community Support Officer (CSO) who works to prepare and support students and their families to select, apply to and transfer to a secondary school that ‘best fits’ the needs and resources of each student.
  2. At the major regional centres (Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Townsville, Charters Towers, Ingham, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba) through the Transition Support Officer (TSO) who meets students weekly at their secondary schools to help them to orientate to their new schools and community and to remain enrolled until they complete year twelve.