Career changers



Making a career change is not something you do lightly, but it can be a life-changing event.

People make career changes for many different reasons. These can include the desire to improve work conditions or work/life balance, external factors or simply being dissatisfied in a current role. 


Is a career change right for you?

If you are planning a career change it’s important to be clear what you are looking for. 

Here are a few questions to ask yourself : 

  • What do I want from my career?  
  • What do I have to offer?  
  • What sort of role and environment will I be happy working in?  
  • What sort of career would be a good fit with my personality and values?

If you are seeking a career change into a role in which you can really make a difference, then the disability, community and aged care sector offers a wide range of opportunities.


Career change into the disability, community and aged care sector

The following factors rate highly for many people who change careers to join our sector:

  • Values – this sector offers you the chance to align personal and professional values.
  • Making a difference – the oppoortunity to make a difference to people’s lives and give back to the community.
  • Respect – by assisting others people develop greater self-awareness.
  • Skill recognition – your skills and life experience may well be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme.
  • Development – there are many options for training and professional development in this sector.
  • Work-life balance – the sector offers opportunities to balance work and lifestyle.
  • Mutual benefits – it’s not just about what you can give to the job, it's also what you can gain from the experience.


Related Links
National Police Checks Online

A National Police Check may be required for some positions. Find out more if you are new to the sector.

Working With Children Check For some positions working with children and young people, you may undergo a Working With Children Check during your application - find out more.