2024 NAIDOC Week Events Near You

Celebrated across Australia from July 7 – July 14, NAIDOC Week celebrates the culture, history and many accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s theme “Keep the […]

Our Customer Advisory Committee has launched

CoAct is thrilled to launch our Customer Advisory Committee (CAC). Our first meeting was held recently with five of our advisory members in attendance. The CAC will enhance the CoAct […]

Working or finding a job with Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease – an inflammatory bowel disease affecting the digestive tract – is invisible and unpredictable, which can make it especially difficult to deal with at work, but with a […]

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 […]

How much can I earn on the DSP?

Did you know you can work part-time and still receive the Disability Support Pension, also known as the DSP? If you get the DSP, you can have paid work up […]

DES: Frequently Asked Questions

What are Disability Employment Services (DES)? How can Disability Employment Services (DES) help me get work ready? Who is eligible for Disability Employment Services? I have never worked before. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 4th is World Braille Day

World Braille Day Every year on January 4th, the world comes together to observe World Braille Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the life-changing impact of braille for people living […]

How to use humour in your job interview

Here are some tips on how to use humour as a skill at your next job interview: Know your audience Check the mood of the interview before you make any […]

How young jobseekers can build out their resumes

Are you a young job seeker looking to build out your resume? There are ways around this though and the solution begins with looking at all possible previous work experiences, […]

The benefits of tapping for anxiety

Tapping is an increasingly popular method for tackling anxiety – if you’re not sure what tapping is, or how to do it, we’ve done the research and asked an expert […]

5 Green Flags to Look for During a Job Interview

While we often focus on red flags that might indicate a problematic work environment, it’s equally important to be aware of green flags. These are positive signs that indicate a […]

Building resilience is the key to job search success

The following video explores why building resilience is an essential skill for job seekers and those embarking on new professional journeys. Resilience isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a quality that […]

Kmart and Target are hiring for Christmas 2023

Kmart Kmart is looking for people to join them across Australia to “help build the future of retail.” “We celebrate your uniqueness and individuality. Because at Kmart it’s not just […]

10 Top Tips to get a job in Retail!

We’re excited to present you with an amazing opportunity. This upcoming webinar 10 top tips to get a job in retail will help get you ready to take advantage of […]

Would you like to work in retail?

What types of jobs are available in this sector? Cashier Sales associate Customer service Stocker / stock clerk Store manager Security staff Administration Watch: Retail sector webinar View this free […]

Would you like to work in the care and support sector?

What type of jobs are available in this sector? Aged care worker Disability care worker Domestic assistant Management Administration Watch: Care and support sector webinar View this free webinar to […]

Industries currently recruiting apprentices & trainees across Australia

Construction trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing & bricklaying Automotive: automotive mechanics, panel beating & spray painting Engineering: mechanical, electrical & civil engineering Agriculture: farming, horticulture & animal husbandry Beauty: hairdressing, beauty […]

Today is National Sorry Day

On this day CoAct remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. Those we now know as […]

What does the 2023 Budget mean for job seekers?

Everyone on Jobseeker The JobSeeker rate will undergo a permanent rise for all beneficiaries, by $40 per fortnight.   Aged 55- 59 years An increased rate of JobSeeker for older citizens, […]

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 […]

How do I change my Workforce Australia provider?

Workforce Australia is the new Australian Government employment service that replaced what was previously known as Jobactive, effective 4th July 2022.  Workforce Australia is different to jobactive as it offers […]

Dressing for a job interview on a budget

1. Research! First up, take our key tip from our previous blog post on how to dress for an interview. Planning starts with researching your potential employer and their dress […]

The right mentors can open new doors

Ricki’s Story Ricki is a 58 year old gentleman who moved to Mackay and changed DES (disability employment services) providers in the hopes of a more successful job search. Ricki […]

5 tips for job hunting with disability

Take a look at our top 5 job search tips, especially for people with disability, and let us connect you to community services for the tailored support you need.  5 tips […]

International Day of People with Disability 2022

Join CoAct in celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on Saturday 3rd December 2022. IDPwD aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. It’s a […]

Guide to transferring DES providers

The Disability Employment Services (DES) program lets people choose how they want to get help and who they want it from. Here are the key reasons why participants in the […]

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 […]

Your guide to Workforce Australia

As part of the new Workforce Australia service, individuals who need help to find a job and are on income support will either: stay with the same employment services provider […]

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 depression affects work performance

According to Better Health, the signs or symptoms of work-related stress can be physical, psychological and behavioural. Physical symptoms of depression include fatigue, muscular tension, headaches, heart palpitations, sleeping difficulties, […]

Flexible servicing to keep everyone safe during covid

While mutual obligations have now resumed for all jobseekers, we continue to offer flexibility with how we service you. You may choose to attend your appointments with us face-to-face (when […]

Our top articles of 2021

McDonald’s just got lucky National Mental Health Month kicks off I let my customers set the pace Maybe the most helpful thing is just being there Why you’re feeling so […]

Build confidence, develop skills and get a promotion

In Natasha’s first few appointments, she didn’t want to talk or engage with us at all. She was angry at the lack of support she’d received from her employment consultants and felt she just wasn’t […]

National Mental Health Month kicks off

Why is Mental Health Month important? Statistics you should know Supporting jobseekers and their mental health Where to get help  Why is Mental Health Month important? This year’s Mental […]

In lockdown? We can still help you find work

These include Disability Employment Services, Workforce Australia, and Workforce Australia – Transition to Work. Our employment support continues with appointments over the phone or Zoom where we can discuss your: […]

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