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
Next CTA course dates*
How to refer your CTA clients
How to commence a client into the CTA Program?
Call Jessica Bartlett today on:
0402 829 816 or email
Jess has joined the team here at Foresite, her first task is to manage our CTA program. With over 7 years’ experience working in the Employment Services industry, Jess has extensive knowledge of the jobactive space and Australian Government Programs.
Jess started in the industry as an Employment Consultant, quickly moving into the position of Recruitment Consultant and Team leader due to her strong relationships and understanding of the recruitment needs of employers. Jess managed Work for the Dole and other programs for the last 5 years as a Community Partnerships Manager, with her responsibilities including the overall development and running of the program and consultation with networks and other providers to deliver employment services programs effectively.
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.
*All locations are subject to minimum numbers and may be subject to change.