ET Australia Magazine Issue #4 January 2020


ET Australia's annual magazine.

Don’t Let Age

Be a Barrier to

Changing Careers

7 Tips for Finding

Employment Over 50

Age Discrimination, whilst illegal, is still

apparent as an obstacle across certain

industries for many older Australians

seeking employment, or returning to

the workforce today.

At ET Australia Training College, we

have found that employers appreciate

the stability and experience of hiring a

mature aged employee and the benefits

it can bring to their organisation.

Through feedback gained from

the employers of our graduating

students, older employees are very

dedicated and loyal to their employer.

Older Australian’s have the benefit

of life experience and can bring a

level of maturity to the role that a

younger person may not have had the

opportunity to gain.

Enquiries from potential students at

ET Australia Training College, aged

over 50, have highlighted that their

main concern when it comes to

undertaking study, is the employment

prospects for them upon completion.

Many have commented they feel they

are ‘past their prime’ in the eyes of

employers and feel they would be

overlooked for younger applicants

simply due to their age.

At ET Australia Training College,

students in the over 50s age bracket

have enjoyed great success both during

and after completing our courses.

Such is the case with Joanne, who

commenced a CHC33015 Certificate III

in Individual Support (Ageing) program

while in her early 60s. Joanne came out

of retirement to re-enter the workforce

and complete this course. After

completion, she successfully gained

employment with a local aged

care facility and in her new role has

been able to maintain a great work/life


Some of ET Australia Training College’s aged care students gaining

practical tips from their trainer Michelle (far left).

Audrey, an ET Australia Training College

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual

Support (Ageing) graduate, also

commenced the course in her early 60s.

Whilst her main focus was employment,

her personal circumstances greatly

benefited from the skills she acquired

during the program. Audrey successfully

completed the program and was spoilt

for choice when she was offered

multiple positions upon receipt of

her certificate. She ultimately


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