Help for mature age job seekers

11 May 2022

When you’re 45 and over, there are programs to help you get work and meet your mutual obligation requirements.

If you’re 45 and over, you may be eligible for the Career Transition Assistance program.

Participating in this program is one way you can meet your mutual obligation requirements to keep getting your payment.

This program is run through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. To be eligible you need to be 45 and over and either:

  • in jobactive or online employment services
  • access jobactive services as a volunteer.

It helps you explore your goals and existing skills, while learning new skills to improve your chances of finding a job in your local job market.

Through an 8-week course, you can build skills and confidence, improve your job search skills, tailor your resume, job applications, and apply for jobs online.

You can read more about the Career Transition Assistance program on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

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Page last updated: 11 May 2022