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Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Same Employer Services

Career Shift commences with an initial assessment identifying and summarising risks, barriers and current treatment and includes recommendations and goals for the return to work program. The initial assessment is accompanied by a clear and concise return to work plan, which guides the overall return to work outcome.

  • Initial Assessment
  • Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE)/Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Work Site Assessment
  • Suitable Duties Plan
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Household Assessment
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Ergonomic Assessment

New Employer Services

Career Shift understands that returning to work with a new employer requires a sensitive, encouraging and inspiring approach. Our Vocational Consultants are highly experienced in seeking meaningful placements for clients from all industries. Career Shift has thousands of success stories of clients returning to work with new employers. 

  • Vocational Assessment
  • Career Counselling/Coaching
  • Transferable Skills Assessment
  • Labour Market Analysis
  • Job search assistance
  • Job search skilling and modules
  • Resumes and application assistance
  • Interview coaching
  • Canvassing
  • Host and permanent placement
  • Physical Work Performance Evaluations (PWPE)/Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Pre-employment Assessment
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Ergonomic Assessment

Pre-employment Services

  • Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE)/Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Aptitude testing
  • Personality profiling
  • Vocational Assessment

Outplacement Services

Career Shift specialises in transition and vocational guidance, assisting injured and institutionalised participants to secure meaningful and realistic employment.

Vocational Counselling and Job Readiness Programs
  • Over 20 years of experience transitioning injured, ill and unemployed participants to return to work
  • Career Shift has assisted thousands of people to transition to a model of self-management, independent functioning and sustainable employment
  • Personalised coaching and vocational programs
  • Assist participants to own and plan for a positive and productive career
  • High participation / engagement rates
  • Programs surround participants with a team of transition experts
  • Address institutionalised mindset and barriers through mentoring
  • Holistic coaching including identity, career, health, family and future goals
  • Specialists in new employer placement
  • Employer networks driving return to work outcomes
  • Allied Health team support
Tier 1 Package
  • CV development and cover letter
  • Job readiness coaching
Tier 2 Package
  • Vocational counselling and goal development
  • Career interest profile
  • Transferrable skills assessment
  • Labour market research and industry trend reports
  • Short term training and skill improvement
  • Develop targeted CV and branded application material
  • Address mindset barriers
  • Job readiness and interview coaching
  • Recommendations to employers
Add on Services Available
  • Handpicked employment opportunities
  • Reverse marketing / canvassing for host
  • Negotiate and monitor work placements in new employment


Success Stories

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Career Shift secured a Work Trial with Laidley Hospital for Jo in an administration role which will commence in late November 2021. This opportunity is with a view to casual employment if all goes well.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Lyndsay has successfully obtained her forklift licence and will commence a Work Trial as a Forklift Operator in a large art supply company.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Simon is commencing a work trial from 08/09/20 with a local defence contractor, where he will be able to utilise his 30+ years of ADF experience to assist with documenting procedures and processes for safety and compliance.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Kris has been offered a host placement opportunity within a reputable call centre. This role will consist of completing inbound and outbound calls to their customer’s premium clients.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Career Shift secured a Work Trial for Lachlan in locksmithing, which has now concluded. This Work Trial converted to an offer of employment. Lachlan commenced a Locksmithing Apprenticeship in November 2020.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Jackie completed a Work Trial in a very busy general practice and wanted to obtain further knowledge in the medical field and has been approved to complete a four week medical administration course with Mater Education.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Nathaniel was supported by Career Shift to develop competitive application material and was provided job seeking coaching to increase his confidence and employability. Nathaniel’s goal was to transition from general labouring roles back into retail. As a result, Nathaniel has secured Part-Time employment.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Michelle has 20+ years’ experience in hospitality and is currently studying Property Management to obtain her licence. In the meantime, Michelle has secured self-employment working in a doggy day care to support her transition back into the workforce. Michelle is very excited about this opportunity and feels this role will be very therapeutic to support her mental health.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Geoff has 50 years’ experience as a Transport Operator, however due to limited medical capacity is unable to return to his previous role. With support from Career Shift, Geoff is now independently job seeking using online platforms and developing strong networks. Geoff is undergoing further training to obtain attain updated dangerous good licence, construction white card and fatigue management to increase his employability. As a result, Geoff has secured 2x casual roles as a forklift operator and truck driver.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Career Shift secured a Work Trial for Jason with the Department of Environment & Science as an Investigator.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Lachlan commenced a work trial in a Locksmithing family business on 24/08/20, with a view to securing an apprenticeship as a Locksmith in future.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Grant has self-identified a vocational goal of working with road and dirt bikes. Career Shift have secured a work trial within the motor mechanics industry commencing 24/08/20.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Peter was able to adopt self-marketing strategies introduced through career coaching and has been offered a casual role in a local bottleshop from 21 September 2020.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Career Shift completed a Transferable Skills Assessment, Worksite Assessment, Workplace Meeting and secured a suitable alternative work placement internally.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Career Shift secured a Work Trial for Matthew to commence with Austrak as support to the Project Management Team, which is due to commence in January 2021. In the meantime, Matthew is doing very well in his Diploma in Project Management.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Neda has commenced a host placement with a not-for-profit organisation within the retail industry where she can continue to build on her English skills and customer service skills.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Shane has commenced a host placement with an electrical company and has been given the opportunity to work remotely as a Project Coordinator/Administrator. Additionally, Shane is completing a Certificate III in Electrical Instrumentation, which will compliment his skills and abilities as a qualified Electrician.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Career Shift secured a Work Trial for Luis with Cornerstone Developments. This Work Trial will finish in December 2020. Cornerstone Developments has now offered Luis employment as a full-time Traineeship as a Contracts Administrator to commence in 2021.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Career Shift secured a Work Trial for Paul with Droneit. This Work Trial will finish in December 2020. Paul has now been offered full-time employment to commence in 2021, which he has happily accepted.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Career Shift secured a Work Trial for David with Pet Barn, Arundel, as a Pet Groomer. This Work Trial has now converted into employment. David has been offered a choice of part-time or full-time employment. David elected full-time employment and his contract has been completed.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Jacqueline’s vocational goal was to secure an opportunity in the health industry. She has now commenced a Work Trial at a local doctor’s surgery where she will continue to develop her medical administrative skills.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Paul is looking forward to commencing a work trial in September 2020 with a local business where he will have flexibility of duties within both the RTO and the Drone Operation functions of the organisation.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Melvyn has been actively job seeking and, as a result of his efforts and determination, he has secured a full-time role within the motorcycle industry. Additionally, Melvyn is currently enrolled to complete his forklift licence.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Andrew lives in regional Queensland and with limited work options available, he is excited to be starting work in a full time and permanent security role from August 2020.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Career Shift supported Ray to secure part-time employment while studying part-time at university. Ray commenced in an administration role with an electrical and automation company from 6 August 2020.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Joshua completed his Master 24 licence and secured a casual position with Brisbane Whale Watching in July 2020.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Rebecca accepted a part-time job offer in dental assisting to meet her short term vocational goal, and will continue with Career Shift's job readiness program to work toward her medium and long term goals.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Tony’s background in Naval Police and passion for investigations work ensures that his skills will add value in a government maritime investigations team when he commences a three month work trial from 13th July 2020.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Casey is looking forward to testing his capacity through a host placement from July 2020 in a varied role within a car racing company, participating in administration, promotions/marketing and general workshop duties.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Luis will commence a Work Trial from June 2020 with a construction management organisation in North Lakes, providing him with practical experience while he studies his Diploma. Note all parties appropriately demonstrating social distancing practices for this photo!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Steven’s trade background will add value to a large Queensland facilities management and building services organisation during a Work Trial from 1 June 2020.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Matthew has proven his capacity, contribution and value through completion of a successful work trial which as resulted in an offer of employment. Matthew commences his new full time role from May 2020.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Nathan pursued an independent vocational goal and secured a Dogging role within the civil construction industry in July 2020.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

With a clear vocational goal to return to a niche mechanical role within the motorsports industry, Career Shift supported James throughout a work trial with a custom car fabricator from June-September 2020 where has successfully graduated to full time hours. With the support of Career Shift, James now has experience, capacity and skills to seek full time employment.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Jason’s work history consists of Process Work and Warehousing. Jason has commenced Certificate III in Disability Support.  Jason has also secured a Work Trial in the community service sector working with people who have a disability. Start date will be in July. The host employer stated that Jason made a “great impression” and are hoping for a very successful placement. 

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Michelle has over 30 years experience as a Chef.  Michelle’s goal was to change careers and has a vocational goal of being a Property Manager.  Michelle has commenced a Diploma in Property Management. Michelle has successfully completed the first 7 units of her course and is now in the process of finalising her registration. Career Shift has secured a Work Trial to help her obtain work experience in the real estate industry.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Maddy was unable to return to her employment, however she was interested working in a school setting as she has a passion for the health and fitness industry.  Maddy has secured casual employment as a Netball Coach, training students form an all-girls high school. Maddy aims to commence employment towards the end of July.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Olly came to Career Shift as a 60 year male who had held the same job for 17 years and had never had to job seek, until now.  He was unable to return to his previous role as a Boat Repairer, however  Career Shift facilitated his transition to car panel beating.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Paul has a strong history of volunteer work in community and veteran mental health and is looking forward to commencing a work trial in May/June, facilitating and coordinating programs for men across South East Queensland.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Coen presented with a niche military skill set and was unclear on his place in the civilian labour market. He is looking forward to commencing his first work trial in May/June, working from home during COVID-19 restrictions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

To aid capacity development and return to work following injury, Alexander is completing a host program in March-June sorting parts from electronic goods to be recycled and reused!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Following graduation from a Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) at TAFE, Isaac will further develop his skills and confidence through a work trial with a large transport network corporation from January 2020.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Ben has been offered an opportunity to live his passion through a work trial within a large automotive sales group, assisting with photography, videography, editing and production of digital imagery for the marketing team.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Raymond is looking forward to testing his goal to be a Paramedic through an event medic work trial with a Brisbane-based consulting company from November 2019.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Graham will be utilising his transferrable skills from 11 years as a defence Electronics Systems Technician through a work trial with a family owned biomedical equipment servicing company from October 2019.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Jason is looking forward to providing administrative and systems support through a work trial in the defence industry from October 2019.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Steve is looking forward to returning to work in October 2019 via work trial with a Brisbane-based construction management organisation, in a position that will utilise his building and construction knowledge and experience.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Through contacts secured during an earlier work trial, the Career Shift team wish Julie every success as commences a work trial at a facility and equipment service contracting company in July 2019.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ivan engaged in a short work trial with a civil construction contractor to support development of and commitment to his vocational goal of Machine Operation. He even won the Site Safety Award on his last day!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

With a firm goal to transition to the IT industry, Career Shift presented Josh with 3 host work trial opportunities for Josh to select his preferred employer to host a work trial from July 2019.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Joy is looking forward to practicing her new forklift operation skills on work trial in a local distribution centre.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Career Shift have helped Tristan to articulate his interest in landcare and working outdoors, and secured a work trial that addresses this need.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Jennifer has established herself as a valuable contributor to the HR team and following a successful work trial, she has been offered contract work at Queensland Health.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Career Shift seek to support our clients to develop skills and knowledge and to grow their Career. Craig is both excited and grateful to be commencing a highly valued placement in an art gallery from June 2019.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Trent will be actively engaged in a work trial with a local family business while he awaits confirmation for re-enlistment to the ADF.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

This client has secured a work trial in his local area and will working in customer service.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Career Shift has helped this client to achieve her goal of working for a caring organisation, whilst using her transferable skills. She will be helping to save the koalas!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

This client lives near Fernvale and was keen to return to work in plant operations. He will be driving trucks and water carts locally.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

After studying to secure the right skill set, Beth has successfully secured a role in event and hospitality management. This work trial will assist her transition after serving in the RAAF and will solidify her place in this growth industry.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

This client is keen to use his warehousing skills to enter the civilian market and broaden his experience to include transportation. This employer is extremely people-centric and accommodating, and are keen to offer permanent work.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

These farm owners are keen to have a new Farm Hand to help out on their property at Lillydale. It is great to help another veteran find their ideal role for their lifestyle and abilities.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Career Shift have listened to Kim’s vocational goal to become a Laboratory Assistant, he will commence his placement in March 2019. Good luck Kim!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Nic is about to embark on his dream career of marketing and advertising in the motor industry. Career Shift looks forward to monitoring Nic's journey.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February 2019: Career Shift have assisted Steve to test his vocational goal of working in the Motorcycle Industry. Thank you Team Moto!

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