Transition Teams are self managing teams of young people who design and carry out projects which investigate their future options for education, training and employment.


Transition Teams is a UK designed concept that was piloted within Australia during 1997. Transition Teams is a concept that applies a teaching methodology to encourage high school students to work in teams on project areas that have been student chosen, led, designed and managed. The students explore options available, either in work or education, once compulsory school education has been completed. Students typically complete Transition Teams over 12 – 15 weeks.

Part 1 of this resource kit addresses the theory of Transition Teams. Part 2 examines the implementation of Transition Teams in Australian schools through a series of case studies. Part 3 provides samples of the resources required to implement Transition Teams.



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