COTA Victoria is leading an innovative employment project to help people aged over 50 into the workforce. Project participants will be re-skilled so they can return to the workforce in areas of labour shortage in aged care and disability services.
COTA Victoria has partnered with the Future Social Services Institute (FSSI) at RMIT University and Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand to create a pilot project, ‘Reach, Train, Employ’, which will focus on supporting mature-aged jobseekers to complete a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) and to find employment.
COTA Victoria is currently looking for participants to join this exciting new project. We are keen to hear from you if you are:
- over 50 years of age
- currently unemployed or underemployed and looking for work
- interested in working in the aged care and disability sector
- living in the Brimbank or Melton areas of Melbourne
- receiving a Newstart allowance, an income support payment or you meet the income test for Newstart
- eligible for free TAFE.
If you are interested in joining the program, please register now and we will be in touch with you shortly.
If you have lived experience and would like to be involved in setting up this program, or if you are interested in employing or referring program participants, please contact Team Leader Wennie van Riet at COTA Victoria by phoning 0499 224 000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project is supported by the Try, Test and Learn Fund – an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.