Career Transition Assistance

The Career Transition Assistance program is designed to help mature-age job seekers to build their confidence and skills to become more competitive in their local labour market.

Career Transition Assistance (CTA) is for people aged 45 years and older to increase their job readiness by identifying their transferable skills and better targeting their job search to local industries and available jobs.

CTA will 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. This program provides practical assistance to develop technology and digital skills to build their confidence to use different types of technology, such as smartphones, tablets, apps, social media and desktop computers, as well as applying for jobs online.

Where is it available?

CTA is available nationally to eligible mature age job seekers.

Search for a CTA provider in your area.

Search for a jobactive provider in your area.

Who is eligible?

All job seekers aged 45 years and over are eligible to be referred to CTA if they are participating in the following services:

  • jobactive
  • New Employment Services Trial (NEST)
  • Online Employment Services (OES)
  • Volunteer Online Employment Services Trial (VOEST)

Those not participating in any of the above services, should talk to Services Australia.

More information

To find out more contact the National Customer Service Line (NCSL) on 1800 805 260 (free call from land lines) or email

Read the Career Transition Assistance factsheet.

Find out how CTA has helped mature age job seekers.

Programs and resources to support mature age people