Career Guidance & Support

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If you’re aged over 40 (prev 45-70), employed or recently unemployed (less than 12 months, prev 9 mths) and not receiving Australian Government employment assistance, we can help.

What they said...

“I wanted to find a new career that allowed me to connect with people. My career advisor, Bonnie, was thorough, quick and to the point”.
Maggie Sakko
“I cannot thank you enough for your assistance with helping me get back on track to getting qualified for a job I know I will enjoy. I was very lost and felt overwhelmed and directionless when I came to see you, and you gave me focus and practical assistance for which I will be forever grateful.”
Jane Hollingshead
"I was lost and overwhelmed with where to start, but thanks to your support and guidance I am back on track. I am feeling confident to sell myself as a person worthy of a job, even at my age."
Lisa Rowe
"The process, explanation and recommendations provided accurately targeted my strengths and provided me with options I may not have realised for myself. The friendly and professional guidance offered also made this process clear and easy to follow".
Alistair Stoddart
"I have learnt more than you can imagine! Fabulous course - and thanks to my mentor for their expertise and guidance. By narrowing down my options the program really did provide me with an excellent option to move forward".
Amanda Phillis
"The Skills Checkpoint program gave me choice, ownership and empowerment to invest in my own future, in a way and time that best suited my needs whilst gaining two qualifications. It was invaluable to my self-esteem, confidence, future business needs and will translate into stronger knowledge, better services and more choice for my clients! Talk about a win – win…and yes – I am sharing it with colleagues, networks and in those random conversations where the most unexpected openings provide an opportunity to share the great things this program could do for others like me".
"Since starting the program, I have completed my TAE upgrade, first aid courses, mandated notification etc., and will eventually pick up my Masters again later. I have now been employed with several groups in different areas. Things have really changed quickly - thank you!"
Richard Hunter
My mentor has been very generous with his support when I felt a bit overwhelmed with choice, and then facilitating the payment for my training program. The practical tips you provided helped to transform my resume and cover letter. I was stunned at the difference it made, getting a call the very next day after applying. I am enjoying my new role driving buses to assist indigenous and other clients getting to critical medical appointments".
Rod Schofield
“This programme has been an excellent opportunity for me to upskill in areas where digital disruption is changing my work and industry.”
Josiah Farelly
“Skills Checkpoint Program outcome for me was positive. I have had 4 different jobs all in different fields since completing my training.”
Craig Meldrum
“I used the recommended resume tips to prepare an application with a recruitment agency, and as a result I had a call saying it will proceed to the next step. Following the guidelines delivered success and I am now so much more confident as a result of this whole process. My consultant was terrific, very professional, and extremely knowledgeable in what she does, and she personalised the whole process to suit my situation”.
Paul Kelso
“The program has been a very positive experience for me given my advancing age and perceived bias towards employment of younger workers. It has helped clarify my work position and fortified me to continue participating in the economy for many more years to come”.
Donna Ellis
“Everything has been discussed with me with the upmost professional and informative way, I thank you for this, you have made it possible for me to move forward in my career with relative ease”.
Richard Mitchell
“Received the perfect help to further enhance my knowledge and training towards a new career. I am now working full time.”
Veronique de Carne
“I have already recommended about 6 of my friends and half of them are now studying.”
Eugene Betzel
“The Training received was excellent and enabled me to change careers, for which I am very grateful.”
Callum Maclean
“Staff at Skills Checkpoint were quick to respond to my application and helped me achieve my training goals. As a result, I now have additional qualifications to support me in my career. I am so very grateful and pleased to have this opportunity!”
Louise Allsopp
Not knowing what to expect, I have had a seamless transition into study. The process of application is straightforward and the assistance from staff has been professional, friendly and stress-free.
Brian Poole
Having to re-join the workforce at an older age, the help and assistance given to me by BUSY At Work was invaluable.
Helen Tester
I had completely lost my self confidence after losing my job due to redundancy in 2020 and due to my age. Having spoken with Bonnie, I started rebuilding that lost confidence, She has provided so much information which I can use in trying to re-join the workforce and broaden my horizon. Bonnie is such fun to chat with and very knowledgeable. What a legend!
Irva Korvemaa
I'm looking forward to being able to go back to doing some Study. It has been a long time!! Been a while since I've done anything like this and I am really welcoming the chance to finally have the opportunity to get re-skilled, and hopefully begin a new career going forward as a result.
Laura Cooper
I am very glad I made the decision to make that phone call to BUSY At Work and get myself re skilled and actually stand a chance of being employed and earning a decent salary. I would definitely recommend signing up, take the plunge and get the ball rolling.
Samantha Beaumont
As an employee of 32 years with a large company, who was made redundant, I benefited from BUSY At Work's information, ideas and education. They explained the many avenues available to me and allowed me to broaden my ideas of other career paths open to me.
Katia Faino
Accessing the Skills Check Point program meant I could gain the training and skills needed for re-entry and new employment in the workforce, now that all my children are adults. Gratitude to BUSY At Work for assisting with this incentive for a single woman, 50+ grandmother, from a disadvantaged background.
The Program has enabled me to move forward into a new career pathway. It has also given me confidence and motivation to complete further training. The Cognisess activities allowed me to obtain a detailed report on my transferrable skills, attributes and values that I can provide to an employer in the Education/Training industry.
Anita Graham
HOORAY and Wow, wow, just WOW! What an outstanding comprehensive plan. Is that really mine? It has given me great direction and clarity.
Robyn Scanlan
My career advisor is very friendly and helpful to me. She considered my circumstances and acted promptly on my application for the program.
Peng Li
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I am so keen to start my course. I am supposed to start work early October so its fantastic to be at this stage already, its impressive. Everyone I have dealt with has been professional, friendly and effective. Thanks BUSY At Work, you guys are the best!
Richard Eden
I would certainly recommend BUSY at Work if you are thinking of transitioning to a new career and need some assistance. BUSY at Work was very helpful and made things very easy to undertake the Skills Checkpoint program in order to gain some government funding towards my study.
Philip Overton
I would highly recommend the Program. It has given me the opportunity to change my career and achieve my goals, which I am very grateful for. It was awesome to have a great Career Advisor to give me advice and to create my own Career Plan.
Karen Casasola
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Maggie’s story

Maggie Sakko was tired of working sedentary desk roles, she was also missing some vital people contact, her previous role as a writer and editor, and then later as an office manager meant she often worked long periods on her own. Read More

Matthew Takes Next Career Step

At 61 and living in Darwin, Matthew found himself looking for a career change, after a long 15-year stint in the public health space, working in suicide prevention, Aboriginal health and supporting domestic violence victims. Prior to that Matthew had been a paramedic for 25 years.

Matthew’s real desire was to work in a coordinator or consultant role, working directly with justice issues to make positive changes for disadvantaged community members. Read More

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