Career Transition Assistance (CTA)

Are you 45+

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.

Career Transition Assistance 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, apps, social media and desktop computers, to aid in applying for jobs online.

Who is eligible?

To participate in Career Transition Assistance (CTA) South East Melbourne, you must be aged 45 years or over, and be registered with a jobactive provider.

What does CTA offer?

Career Transition Assistance will help you to recognise your skills and experience and how these apply to jobs in your area. You will have the opportunity to develop new skills by participating in seminars together with an onsite placement.

How will CTA help me?

CTA will provide you with practical support to:

  • Explore your goals and motivations
  • Identify your existing skills and how they transfer to other jobs or industries
  • Better understand the job opportunities in your local area, and the skills you
    might need for these jobs
  • Update and tailor your resume and cover letter for the different jobs you want to apply for
  • Be able to apply for jobs online
  • Follow up job applications appropriately

How to refer your CTA clients

How to commence a client into the CTA Program?

  • A Referral to the Career Transition Assistance can be made at any time due to the flexible rolling start model of the program.
  • Add the client to the CTA activity via ESS Web, CTA- South/East Melbourne and Peninsula Foresite Training- Activity ID 40922882
  • Add the Participant as ETS (expected to start).

Career Transition Assistance

What can I expect?

You will meet our Career Transition Program Manager, before starting the course so that we can get to know you and understand your needs. You will complete an assessment to ensure the course is tailored to best support you.

We will give you details about the days and times you need to attend the program. CTA will generally take 8 weeks to complete.

At the end of the course, you will have developed a plan specifically for you, with steps for marketing yourself to employers and ways you can boost your chances of getting the job you want.

What is included?

  • Working as a team
  • Career/pathway plan
  • Using online tools
  • Job application techniques
  • Work placement
  • Practice interviews
  • Using IT at work
  • Working safely
  • Motivation and setting goals
  • Building confidence
  • Prioritising personal goals
  • Using technology and software
  • Using MS Word
  • Basics of desktop publishing
  • Generating and amending files
  • Pathways for re-skilling
  • Using a myGov account
  • Analysing the local job market

The Career Transition Program is funded by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.