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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

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.

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.

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