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Workforce Australia - Career Transition Assistance

The Workforce Australia - Career Transition Assistance program is designed for over 45's to build your skills, confidence and work readiness to give you the best chance at success in today's job market.

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Career transition support tailored to your needs

Workforce Australia - Career Transition Assistance

The Workforce Australia - Career Transition Assistance program is a government initiative to support over 45’s into employment. Since 1979, Sarina Russo has focused on creating real employment opportunities through training and empowering people. The program recognises your existing knowledge and experience, to build your skills and focus on creating real employment opportunities through practical learning and face-to-face engagement. 

Assistance for your Career Transition


The Workforce Australia - Career Transition Assistance is a program tailored to participants’ individual needs and backgrounds.  It is designed to build confidence, focus on personal development and wellbeing and provide insider knowledge into accessing local businesses. The program is for 8 weeks Part-Time, and includes the following:

  1. Induction and assessment phase:  SRI’s Coaches get to know you from the start by undertaking a comprehensive Initial Career Profile Assessment. 
  2. Career Road Map:  a one-on-one coaching session to identify goals, transferable skills and what is needed to gain employment. 
  3. Your Marketing Campaign access and creation of specific tools for example targeted and customised résumés, cover letters, interview skills, networking skills, social media and LinkedIn profiles. 
  4. Targeted Job Search:  access to digital resources with individual and small group activities to help undertake a strategic job search, targeted networking, self-marketing and engaging with employers. 
  5. My Career Coach:  access to a personal coach to support, mentor and keep on track. 

Navigate the online job market with our assistance

IT Support

If you need help with IT skills our Coaches will provide a more intensive focus through our digital literacy component to enable you to:

  • Get comfortable – introduce digital services, smartphones and tablets, be safe
  • Get online – create an email & MyGov account, set up voice mail, load and use apps, create accounts
  • Get busy – create and save documents
  • Get connected – social media networking, search tools, apply for jobs online

Preparing your Career Pathway Plan

The Plan

SRI works one on one to guide you from the initial Career Pathway Assessment through to a Career Pathway Plan. An action plan is developed with you to outline your steps to employment. Workforce Australia - Career Transition Assistance will be engaging and supportive, focussing on creating positive relationships and shared responsibility for success. Our experienced Coaches will work with you to develop your Career Pathway Plan to ensure you have a clear plan of action at the end of the program.

Ongoing support

Post-Program Support

Post-program support will ensure access to courses and tutorials beyond the end of the program to provide continuing practice and retain essential skills. SRI will provide two additional contacts to continue to assist with job applications, monitor achievement of milestones and provide feedback. 

Get in touch and register your interest!

How to Apply

Are you registered with Workforce Australia Online?

  • See the participant dashboard to book online.
  • For assistance contact the Digital Services Contact Centre on 1800 314 677
Are you registered with a Workforce Australia Provider?
  • Speak to your Workforce Australia Provider or contact us on 1300 317 535

Are you registered with Disability Employment Services (DES)?

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Do you have any questions about our program? You can request to have one of our friendly and understanding consultants call you back.

Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.