Career Transition Assistance

Career Transition Assistance is a new initiative to help mature age job seekers build their confidence and become more competitive in their local labour market.

The program provides practical assistance to help participants gain the contemporary skills they need to move into ongoing employment. Eligible job seekers will be referred to Tailored Career Assistance, Functional Digital Literacy, or both, depending on their needs.

Tailored Career Assistance will increase confidence and motivation; give job seekers a better understanding of available job opportunities in their local area; and support them to tailor applications, based on their skills and experience, to those jobs.

Functional Digital Literacy will provide practical assistance to develop ICT skills and help job seekers build their confidence to use different types of technology, such as smartphones, tablets, apps, social media and desktop computers.

Where is it available?

From 2 July 2018, Career Transition Assistance will be available in five Employment Regions across Australia. It will be available nationally from July 2019.

Employment Region Career Transition Assistance Provider
Ballarat, Victoria
  • Australian Employment and Training Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Brace Education Training & Employment Limited
Somerset, Queensland
  • Designer Life (Queensland) Pty Ltd
  • Sarina Russo Schools Australia Pty Ltd
Central West, New South Wales
  • OCTEC Limited
  • VERTO Ltd
Adelaide South, South Australia
  • Australian Employment and Training Solutions Pty Ltd
  • SYC Ltd
Perth North, Western Australia
  • North Metropolitan TAFE
  • Outcare Inc.
  • Women’s Health Care Association Inc.

Our interactive map provides additional information about the location of Employment Regions.

Who will be eligible

From 2 July 2018, individuals who are:

  • registered with a jobactive provider within one of the five available regions; and
  • 50 years of age or older.

Providers delivering CTA from 1 July 2019

Table search/filter:

State Employment Region Employment provider
QLD Brisbane South East
  • Designer Life
  • Sarina Russo Schools
QLD Cairns
  • Designer Life
  • Enterprise Management Group
QLD Darling Downs
  • Best Employment
QLD Fitzroy
  • Designer Life
QLD Gold Coast
  • Enterprise & Training Company
  • Sarina Russo Schools Australia Pty Ltd
QLD MacKay
  • Designer Life
QLD Townsville (incl Mt Isa)
  • Designer Life
QLD Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast
  • Designer Life
  • Sarina Russo Schools
QLD Wivenhoe
  • Designer Life
  • Sarina Russo Schools
NSW and ACT Capital Region
  • Job Futures
  • Navitas English
NSW and ACT Far West Orana (incl Broken Hill)
  • Joblink Plus
  • Sureway Employment and Training
NSW and ACT Hunter
  • Konekt Employment
  • Workskil Australia
NSW and ACT Illawarra South Coast
  • Job Futures
  • Konekt Employment
NSW and ACT Mid North Coast
  • Enterprise and Training Company
  • Job Futures
NSW and ACT Murray Riverina
  • Job Futures
NSW and ACT New England and North West
  • Best Employment
NSW and ACT North Coast
  • Enterprise and Training Company
NSW and ACT Sydney East Metro
  • MTC Australia
  • Navitas English
  • Sarina Russo Schools
NSW and ACT Sydney Greater West
  • Navitas English
  • Sarina Russo Schools
  • TELDRAW Pty Limited
NSW and ACT Sydney North and West
  • Konekt Employment
  • Navitas English
NSW and ACT Sydney South West
  • MTC Australia
  • Sarina Russo Schools
  • Workskil Australia
Victoria Barwon
  • Karingal
  • Workskil Australia
Victoria Bendigo
  • Job Futures
Victoria Gippsland
  • Konekt Employment
Victoria Goulburn-Murray
  • CVGT Australia
  • Job Futures
Victoria Inner Metro Melbourne
  • Jobfind Centres Australia
  • Sarina Russo Schools
Victoria North East Melbourne
  • CVGT Australia
  • Sarina Russo Schools
Victoria North Western Melbourne
  • CVGT Australia
  • Sarina Russo Schools
Victoria South Coast of Victoria
  • Western District Employment Access Incorporated
Victoria South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula
  • Foresite Training
  • Sarina Russo Schools
Victoria Western Melbourne
  • Sarina Russo Schools CVGT Australia
Victoria Wimmera Mallee
  • CVGT Australia
Western Australia Esperance
  • Skill Hire WA
Western Australia Geraldton
  • Skill Hire WA
Western Australia Great Southern-Wheatbelt
  • Albany Worklink
  • Skill Hire WA
Western Australia Kalgoorlie
  • Skill Hire WA
Western Australia Peth – South
  • Outcare
  • Skill Hire WA
  • South Metropolitan TAFE
Western Australia South West WA
  • Outcare Ltd
  • Skill Hire WA
South Australia Adelaide North
  • Jobs Statewide Employment Solutions
  • Workskil Australia
South Australia Mid North SA
  • Sureway Employment and Training
South Australia Murray and South East
  • SYC
South Australia North West Country SA
  • Workskil Australia
Northern Territory Darwin (incl Alice Springs)
  • Northern Joblink
Tasmania Hobart and Southern Tasmania
  • Northern Joblink
Tasmania North and North Western Tasmania
  • Enterprise Management Group Pty
  • Northern Joblink

More information

Read the Career Transition Assistance factsheet.

Other mature age employment programs

  • Skills and Training Incentive
  • ‘Job Change’: Policies to assist mature age workers to remain in employment
  • Encouraging entrepreneurship among mature age Australians
  • Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment
  • Restart Wage Subsidies - Additional places and securing funding for future years
  • Pathway to Work pilots
  • Expansion of National Work Experience Programme

For more information on these programs, please visit the 2018–19 Budget Overview page.