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Career Transition Assistance

Career Transition Assistance

Career Transition Assistance (CTA) helps participants aged 45 years and over build their skills and confidence to become more competitive in their local labour market.

If you are a mature participant looking for work, our CTA program will support you to increase your confidence in the skills and experience you already have, as well as increase your motivation and resilience to continue looking for work.

CTA can help you increase your understanding of the opportunities available in the local labour market and facilitate direct engagement with local Employers, giving you the opportunity to explore different occupations and industries.

How does it work?

Our CTA program consists of course content that is designed to help you to recognise your skills and experience and how these apply to jobs in your area.

Each course runs for 3 weeks for approximately 25 hours each week (up to 75 hours in total).

You will prepare a tailored Career Pathway Plan, which outlines the steps you will need to take to pursue exciting employment opportunities based on your transferable skills, the local labour market, and your career goals.

You will also explore career options, including identifying further training or education to achieve your Career Pathway Plan objectives.

The program is delivered in a supportive group environment that works with you to tailor your job applications, based on your skills and experience.

You will also receive practical assistance to use different types of technology, such as smartphones, tablets, apps, social media and desktop computers.

Am I eligible?

Career Transition Assistance is open to all job seekers aged 45 years and over who are registered with any of the following:

  • Workforce Australis

  • Workforce Australia Online services

  • Disability Employment Services

Where you can attend Career Transition Assistance

Karen Sheldon Training delivers CTA in the following areas:

  • Darwin

  • Palmerston

  • Alice Springs

What you can expect

We will meet with you before you start the course so we can get to know you and understand your needs. We will then complete an assessment with you to make sure we support you to find and keep a job.

You will then be provided with details about the next available course that you can attend.

Each course will cover the following topics:

  • Completing your Career Pathway Assessment

  • Motivation, building confidence and goals

  • Building and tailoring your résumé

  • Exploring local job opportunities and in-demand skills

  • Exploring and translate your transferable skills

  • Exploring different Industries

  • Digital Literacy

  • Prepare a Career Pathway Plan

  • Job Searching and Applications

  • Interview skills

  • Everything you need to become job ready

Your next move

CTA is a voluntary program that provides specialised support to mature age job seekers, to help them find and keep a job. If you are interested in participating, call (08) 7919 7099 or email

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