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 including the desire to improve work conditions or work/life balance, external factors or simply being dissatisfied in a current role. 
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 you should consider theDisability, Community and Aged Care sector.

Many people make the move because they find the work in our sector is better aligned to their needs in life or better reflects their personal values.  With its ability to suit the needs of very diverse career pathways and unique journeys, our sector delivers benefits that make the move rewarding.

Move into the community care and disability sector

The following factors rate highly amongst those changing careers to join our sector:

  • Values – the sector offers the chance to align personal and professional values
  • Making a difference – the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and give back to the community
  • Respect – people joining the sector can discover that by assisting others they develop greater self-awareness in the process
  • Skill recognition – your skills and life experience may well be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme
  • Development – many enjoy the opportunities for training and professional development
  • 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 about what you can gain from the experience
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