Tiered Training & Transition (TTT)

To enrol: To ensure this course is the right one for you, please contact us to organise a chat and tour of our facilities. Please include your name, phone number and email address.

About the program

TTT is an award-winning work-readiness hospitality program for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurodiverse youth. This practical course supports students to make a successful transition to sustainable employment or further studies.  Throughout the 20-week course learners build vocational skills in barista training, customer service and back of house hospitality as well as employability and interpersonal skills 

This program won the Creating Local Solutions Award at the 2019 Victorian Learn Local Awards. 

This is a Jobactive-approved activity.

TTT Morning Tea and Info Session

Join our TTT Morning Tea and Info Session to hear about our award-winning work-readiness hospitality program for neurodiverse youth. You’ll meet TTT trainers,  hear from previous TTT students and take a tour of Moon Rabbit Cafe.

Details: Wednesday 21st April, 10:30am – 12:30pm
218 High Street, Preston
Call (03) 9484 5806 or email edm@bridgedarebin.org.au to learn more and RSVP.

Program Features

  • Ongoing support: A support worker is present in the classroom and during work placement in our social enterprise café, Moon Rabbit.
  • One convenient location: Classes and practical work placement are provided on site at Bridge Darebin: Preston, 218 High St, which is easily accessible by train, tram and bus.
  • Hands-on training: Practical work-placement opportunities are available at Moon Rabbit café. Barista training is provided, and students learn skills that are transferable to any industry, such as customer service and teamwork.

How it works

TTT builds work-readiness skills through classroom activities, group work and hands-on learning. 

In the classroom, students work together and individually with the trainer and support worker to recognise their own potential employment barriers and develop strategies to manage them. The TTT team meets with each student at key stages in each transition, reviewing and working with the student and their trainer/employer to assist in practical ways to overcome these barriers. 

Practical workplace training is provided at Bridge Darebin’s social enterprise café, Moon Rabbit. Students will be assisted through a final stage of transition to employment or further education, with job-hunting support provided.

For more information

Watch our video at the top of this page. For all other enquiries contact TTT Program Lead Marina Makushev on ttt@bridgedarebin.org.au

Terms & conditions

  • COVID-19 policies & procedures

    In line with government recommendations, we have made some changes for our 2021 offering, including blended delivery (online & onsite) and reduced class numbers. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

  • Our courses & eligibility

    Bridge Darebin offers some courses, known as ACFE, that receive a state government subsidy through the Adult, Community and Further Education Board for eligible students. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident, not engaged in full-time work or enrolled in secondary school. Please bring your Green Medicare Card or Concession card. If you do not meet the requirements for an ACFE funded place, you will be subject to paying the full fee, please contact the office to discuss: 03 9484 5806. Please note that in the 2021 eligibility: Asylum seekers in specified visa categories, referred by Jobs Victoria Employment Network providers to pre-accredited preemployment programs are eligible for ACFE funded programs. Click here for more information on ACFE eligibility. Other courses, known as house programs, are not generally subsidised. Our courses generally run to the school term or the semester. Some courses can be commenced after the start date.

  • How to enrol

    Students can download an enrolment form online or complete an enrolment form at our offices. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course.

  • Payment details

    Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated.

  • Refunds

    There are no refunds for courses or missed sessions. In situations of financial hardship or exceptional circumstances, students can apply to Operations Manager Catriona Herz at opsmanager@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • Cancellations

    Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. Our fees policy can be provided on request.

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.