7 ways we can support you in your job search

Job hunting with a disability doesn’t need to be a daunting task. CoAct can help you map out your pathway to work, supporting you through the entire process. We understand […]

International Women’s Day: Invest in YOU

March 8 is International Women’s day and the theme for 2024 is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress. International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, with […]

Our impact: read our latest report

CoAct is thrilled to launch our latest impact report, where we reflect on our network’s 26th year of community activation. CoAct and our network of not-for-profit partners are dedicated to […]

Feb 4 is World Cancer Day

The theme for World Cancer Day 2024 is “Close the Care Gap”. World Cancer Day 2024 has a strong focus on the power of working together. As an employment services […]

Employer spotlight: Youth Projects x Staff Australia

In August 2022 CoAct service partner Youth Projects embarked on a innovative partnership with Staff Australia to create opportunities for young people seeking meaningful employment. About Staff Australia Since 1999, […]

World Braille Day: Khan’s employment journey

Khan’s experience shows the practical value of braille in the modern workplace, recognises the amazing support provided by Khan’s employer, as well as the wraparound services provided by CoAct service […]

What a star! Kelly leverages previous experience

After over 12 months of unemployment, Kelly’s confidence had taken a hit. She was committed to finding work, but unsure where to start. Kelly was referred to the team at […]

Marcus lands a tidy new role straight out of school

CoAct and service partner VisAbility’s support young people with disability to find work that suits their individual needs when they finish high school education. VisAbility is a CoAct service partner […]

Freya stayed the course despite the obstacles

Freya was ready to return to work after recovering from a significant shoulder injury. Freya’s injury had stopped her from lifting her arm and, although she was on the road […]

Jason breaks down barriers to follow his path

Jason is a customer at Five Bridges Woodridge and he’s proven to be a huge success and inspiration for the team as well as his peers. Jason faced many transport […]

Nothing could stop Panisara working towards her goals

Panisara’s recruitment partner at MS Queensland describes her as a hardworking lady who’s been managing her MS symptoms while trying to find sustainable employment that suits her needs. Panisara (aka […]

Customer success story: Lewis finds his perfect fit

Meet Lewis, a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) customer on a Disability Support Pension (DSP) who receives intensive support from his employment services team at Community Solutions. Lewis is a […]

A second chance for Elizabeth

Getting back into work when you have a mental illness can seem daunting. But a strong support network can help get you on the right track and give you the […]

4 job interview tips for young jobseekers

At CoAct we understand how hard it is for young jobseekers to prepare for interviews – and to stay calm throughout the process. Which is why we’re sharing what we’ve […]

Do you like helping others?

Do you like helping others? Interested in looking after their health and wellbeing? You could be a Carer! Carer may sound like a job title but it’s actually a whole […]

Thomas sews up a job in no time

At the end of Year 10, Thomas was keen to leave school and find out about the type of jobs and opportunities available in his local area. Determined to succeed […]

Change the Story: Nationwide storytelling project

Change the Story is a Nationwide storytelling project that has been running since 2018. The goal of Change the Story has been to help shift the thinking of individuals, employers, and […]

Indigenous culture is everyone’s culture

Our new network partner, Five Bridges has recently come on board to deliver Workforce Australia employment services to the Indigenous communities in Beenleigh, Browns Plains and Woodridge. In honour of […]

Troy’s “a bucket of sunshine” to work with

What’s that saying about it all happening at once? Troy was recovering from a heart attack, experiencing housing problems and financial struggles. With the help of Lucinda, an employment consultant […]

Trusting your employment consultant: Austin’s story

Confidence in your employment services provider and team of employment consultants is crucial. If you have a good relationship with your employment consultant, you’ll feel more comfortable talking to them […]

When people throw rocks, build a tower

When Shane first came to us at CoAct / Community Solutions in Mackay, he was quiet and reserved. He’d put up some big walls around himself and didn’t trust anyone. […]

McDonald’s just got lucky

Four of our customers have joined McDonald’s thanks to determination, hard work and phenomenal support from their recruitment partner, Bron Rafter, at CoAct / Community Solutions. Each one is working […]

 I let my customers set the pace

Jodie Dollery is a Recruitment Partner for CoAct / Worklink in Cairns. She helps customers with mental illness find work, including those who live with anxiety and depression. Jodie says, […]

Lucas grows a new mindset

Lucas hadn’t left home in 5 years when he reached out to CoAct / Youth Projects. He was living with extreme anxiety and made the decision to reach out for […]

Federal budget 2021 breakdown: what you need to know

Investing in young people Employer incentives Access to affordable training Apprenticeship opportunities The care industry Starting a new business Jobseeker payments Hiring those most in need Childcare support Mental health […]

Finding work after JobKeeper

The government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy has ended If your job is affected or may be affected, you could be eligible for government support, like JobSeeker or Youth Allowance If you’re […]

How to prepare for your first day of work

Congratulations – you’ve landed a new job! But what now? Get ready for your first day and download our handy checklist. The week before – paperwork and planning Do your […]

Changes to Centrelink’s COVID-19 support payments

There’s been a number of changes to job seeker payments and initiatives since COVID-19 hit early last year. Now, the last of these changes are wrapping up in March/April. Here’s […]

How to plan and set goals

Setting goals helps define your path in life. The end destination should be a place where you feel balanced and whole. But how do you figure out what your they […]

GG’s Flowers is all about inclusion

GG’s Flowers is a social enterprise in Canberra that offers meaningful employment to people living with disability. We chatted with founder Nip Wijewickrema, 2016 ACT Young Australian of the Year, […]

Jesse scores a job during lockdown

We love this story, from our service partner Interact Australia, about helping people find work in the most difficult of circumstances. Jesse, who lives with disability, has found work at […]

Managing anxiety with The Worry Tree

Managing anxiety can be tough, especially when you’re looking for a job. CoAct has a range of service partners who are mental health specialists. They work closely with you to […]

Tom finds the right traineeship for him

Tom’s absolutely loving his traineeship at Banjo’s bakery. He gets to spend time with great people, learn new things and go to work each day. Watch his story. Tom received […]

Life after school – what now?

So, you’ve finally made it to the tail end of this crazy, stressful, and uncertain year. Here are some tips to help you start your next chapter with confidence, and […]

Connecting to Aboriginal culture through art

Deeann Natividad’s family ancestry lies with the Waka Waka peoples, whose traditional lands are in Queensland. She’s a Regional Strategy Specialist for jobactive and talented artist. In this post she […]

It’s all about finding the right fit and never giving up

Over the past 8 years, Vincent has found it hard to hold down a job. He lives with a mental health condition and experiences anxiety, limited concentration and short memory. While he’s started several employment placements over this time, at the most they’d last […]

When community services collide: A powerful collaboration

Karleen’s story Through her participation in the Bridge to Work program, Bridge Housing resident Karleen has been supported into a life-changing job opportunity with Tribal Warrior Cruises. Success finding sustainable, […]

Five Aussie shows that talk about mental health

October is mental health month, and that means we’re shining a light on all things mental health – including must-watch shows! We’ve put together our favourite Australian shows that bring […]

A pipeline for training opportunities

A new initiative from CoAct Service Partner Community Solutions is providing training opportunities to upskill Indigenous job seekers into the workforce. The Pipeline Employability Training Opportunities program was born when […]

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