Request for Proposal for the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020

CTA is one of the key measures in the Australian Government’s $110 million Mature Age Employment package announced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget. In addition to CTA, other initiatives announced as part of this package include the expansion of the National Work Experience Programme and the establishment of a series of Pathway to Work Pilots in selected growth industries to create additional pathways for mature age people to gain employment.

CTA will be trialled in five CTA Trial Regions before the scheduled national rollout in July 2020. The five CTA Trial Regions are:

  • Ballarat, Victoria
  • Somerset, Queensland
  • Central West, New South Wales
  • Adelaide South, South Australia, and
  • Perth North, Western Australia.

The Department of Jobs and Small Businesses conducted research which identified the two key factors which Employers believe mature age job seekers need to address to improve their employment prospects—the first is ensuring that their skills are up-to-date and the second is the need to improve their basic computer and technology skills. Many older Australians looking for work have spent many years working in industries that are now in decline. To be competitive in the job market, they need support to increase awareness of labour market changes, and to translate their transferable skills to meet the requirements of potential Employers.

Closed: Monday 19 February 2018 at 12.00 noon (Canberra time).


A list of successful organisations is included as part of the Minister's media release

Draft Deed

A Deed will be entered into with successful Respondents. A draft of the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial Deed 2018–2020 is available below.

Draft Deed Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020

Information and Webinar Sessions

The Department conducted information sessions in the five trial regions and two webinars for potential Respondents for the Request for Proposal for the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020.

Information sessions were held on 30 January, 1, 2, 5, and 7 February 2018. Information webinars were held on 30 and 31 January 2018.

Content used by the Department at the information sessions and webinars is available below:

Frequently Asked Questions (last updated 13 February 2018)

Frequently Asked Questions for Request for Proposal Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Trial 2018–2020

Further Information

For questions or clarifications about the Career Transition Assistance Trial 2018–2020, contact the Employment Services Purchasing Hotline or phone 1300 733 514 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Canberra time, excluding ACT and national public holidays).