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Reach, Train, Employ Project

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


COTA Victoria is leading a new innovative project to support jobseekers 50 years and over into paid work.

Participants in the innovative project are supported to re-skill and find paid work, focusing on providing training to gain employment in the aged care and disability sectors, to meet a growing demand in Victoria. Learn more about the project in the newsletter article.

The Reach, Train, Employ Project is for job seekers in the Brimbank, Melton and Bacchus Marsh areas who are over 50 and interested in working in Disability and Aged Care Services.
The project is delivered by COTA Victoria, in partnership with the Future Social Services Institute (FSSI) at RMIT University and Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand (GSANZ). The project is supported by the Try, Test and Learn Fund – an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Applications are now being accepted for a second intake for the Reach, Train and Employ Project due to commence in July 2020.

The program with run 3-days per week at a Melton location. Course duration is 12 months.

Participants in the Reach, Train, Employ project are supported to re-skill and find paid work in the aged care and disability sectors.

Participants in the project will be supported to complete a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability). The certificate will be delivered by RMIT University with a brand-new curriculum co-designed by industry experts and people with lived experience.

Participants receive a wide range of supports including: employment assistance such as resume writing, interview techniques and understanding the employment market; IT and digital literacy support; financial counselling; and employment placement support.

If you are a job seeker and are interested in joining the project, got to the COTA Victoria website and complete the expression of interest form. www.cotavic.org.au


Contact the Reach Train Employ team on mobile 0409 626 459 or via email [email protected].

If you are an employer and you are keen to find out how to support project participants, please contact the Reach Train Employ team on mobile 0499 224 000 or via email [email protected]

REGISTER your interest before June 1 2020

Image credit: COTA Victoria