Mature Age Hub

The Government is supporting Australians to remain in the workforce, have flexibility in their later working years and retire with security.

Support is also available for employers to help hire or re-train mature age workers to benefit from their skills and experience.

Mature age workers are valuable to business. They bring extensive life and work experience, knowledge and skills. They can also be a great resource for mentoring and coaching.

In a 2019 Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, recruiters stated mature age job seekers were successful in securing positions for:

  • experience and knowledge (38%)
  • employability skills (25%) such as reliability, maturity, good attitude, and work ethic
  • technical skills and qualifications (21%)

This hub provides links to support employers wishing to recruit or retain mature age workers and provides support for mature age workers in their next career decision.


Changing careers

Resources for older workers


Help for employers



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