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Helping older Australians into work


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Jobs and Innovation
Senator for Western Australia

The Australian Government today announced the organisations that will help mature-age people looking for work or preparing for a new career path.

Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program will help older workers become more competitive in their local labour market through tailored, intensive workshops to build on their transferable skills.

Ten organisations have been selected to deliver CTA in five employment regions: Ballarat, Victoria; Somerset, Queensland; Central West, New South Wales; Adelaide South, South Australia; and Perth North, Western Australia.

These locations were chosen to reflect a range of labour market conditions and to cover both metropolitan and regional areas, while ensuring that selected regions had a sufficient number of mature-age job seekers.

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash, made the announcement today at one of the successful organisations, Women’s Health Care Association, in Northbridge, Perth.

"To be competitive in the job market, in particular with technological change, mature-age workers will need support to develop new, in-demand skills,” Minister Cash said.

"One of the aims of the CTA is to encourage innovative approaches to help older workers into work, so I’m pleased the successful providers cover a real mix of small to large training, employment and community organisations."

CTA is part of the Government's $110 million Mature Age Employment Package announced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget. The program will commence on 2 July 2018.

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A list of the successful organisations appears below.


Successful CTA providers

Employment Region Career Transition Assistance Provider

Ballarat, Victoria

  • Australian Employment and Training Solutions Pty Ltd

  • BRACE Education Training and 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.