What is Workforce Australia – Career Transition Assistance

Bamara is a Workforce Australia provider of Career Transition Assistance, a government initiative designed for people aged 45 and over.

Career Transition Assistance will help you identify the right career pathway to work, whether you are returning to work, looking for a new opportunity, or wanting to change your career. 

By the end of this program, you will have a clear plan with detailed steps to give you confidence and understanding of your capabilities in gaining an employment opportunity. 

How will it help?

This program provides you with helpful and practical support to: 

  • Explore your career goals and opportunities.
  • Learn new skills, build and develop existing skills or identify transferable skills.
  • Develop your digital literacy skills. 
  • Identify, apply and follow up on your job applications. 
  • Easily identify suitable vacancies in your local job market. 

Some of the primary focus areas include:

  • Everyday technology such as computers, tablets, apps and smartphones.
  • Computer programs to develop resume and cover letter writing skills. 
  • Social media for job searching and online job profiles. 
  • Networking and interview tips when meeting employers. 
  • Introductions to our local employer stakeholders. 

Where is Career Transition available? 

Bamara delivers services for Career Transition Assistance across three employment regions, including:

  • Dubbo, Wellington, Walgett and Broken Hill in Far West Orana, New South Wales 
  • Coffs Harbour, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Nambucca Heads and Tuncurry in Mid North Coast, New South Wales 
  • Cairns City, Mossman, Atherton, Innisfail, Mareeba and Tully in Cairns, Queensland

Upcoming Courses

Use the Activity ID below to submit an enrolment / referral through the Workforce Australia online platform.

LocationTraining DatesDaysActivity ID (search Bamara)
Cairns18 June 2024 – 11 July 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100570974
Innisfail18 June 2024 – 11 July 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100571033
Nambucca Heads18 June 2024 – 11 July 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100571054
Taree18 June 2024 – 11 July 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100571062
LocationTraining DatesDaysActivity ID (search Bamara)
Cairns23 July 2024 – 15 August 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100571203
Innisfail18 June 2024 – 11 July 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100571112
Nambucca Heads18 June 2024 – 11 July 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100571178
Taree18 June 2024 – 11 July 2024Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday100571186


You may be eligible for this service if you are aged 45 years or older and participating in one of the following employment services: 

  • Workforce Australia Services (including Yarrabah Employment Services) 
  • Digital Services 
  • Disability Employment Services  

Participation is voluntary. 

Contact us today to speak with our friendly team if you need further information on your eligibility.

To lodge a referral

Get in touch with us to chat about how we can support you through our services for Career Transition Assistance. If you have any questions about the program or need some help understanding how to be referred to our services you can: 

  1. Submit a self-referral through the Digital Services portal (search Bamara). 
  1. Speak to your Employment Services or DES provider for a referral to Bamara. 
  1. Contact us today, or complete the form below and a member in our team will be in touch to discuss your options.

How to get started

Our team is ready to help you with any questions you may have. Please fill out the form below and one of our team members will get in touch with you to discuss your options.

Alternatively, you can reach out to our Customer Service team by calling 1300 012 476.