Business in Transition Support Program - (BiTS)

The BiTS (Business in Transition Support) Program is designed to help reduce the adverse impact of retrenchments. BiTS is open to any business or employer in Victoria that is currently undertaking or considering a retrenchment process.

Business in Transition Support aims to offer business owners and managers a timely, proactive and coordinated information and referral service to assist them to:

  • ensure business owners understand their obligations and responsibilities regarding retrenchment of employees and are able to provide a quick response
  • help workers to plan for their future after retrenchment, which may include training for new work opportunities
  • link to other agencies that may offer relevant services to the business and its employees, for example financial, health and welfare and employment agencies.


Business in Transition Support team
Phone: Business Victoria on 13 22 15


The assistance we received was very good and the feedback from the employees has been very positive regarding access to information and support.

It is never an enjoyable task to have to close a site but whenever we have to do it in Victoria we have found the service from the government departments to be first class. We certainly don't receive the same level of support in the other states and find we have to do lots of the work ourselves which consumes valuable resource time that could be better spent elsewhere in our business.

Arrium appreciates the support it receives from the Victorian Government and thanks you for the services we have been able to access for our employees.

National HR Manager, OneSteel

Page last updated: 3 January 2017