Mature age employment

Information for seniors looking to re-enter the workforce or for a change in career.

Assistance with finding a job

  • Skills support for 45 years and over is the  Australian Government's service to find a range of programs and initiatives designed to support job pathways.
  • Catalyst Foundation provides information about looking for work, vocational education and training.
  • jobactive is the Australian Government’s employment services system to help help job seekers prepare for and find work. Help is also available for workers who have lost their job.
  • Skills Gateway also provides assistance and support with finding a job.
  • The Australian Government provides information on services, programs and financial assistance available when looking for work.
  • Volunteering can also be a valuable way to gain work skills and experience.

Help for Aboriginal people

The Australian Government has indigenous programs and information aimed at creating opportunities for employment.

Unfair dismissal or discrimination

If you believe you have been treated unfairly or asked inappropriate questions because of your age, contact the Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity.

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