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The Australian job market is constantly evolving, and 2024 promises exciting opportunities alongside new challenges. While employment growth might slow in the short term, it paves the way for a more focused skill development and collaboration landscape. For job seekers with barriers to employment, navigating this landscape might seem daunting, but the path to success remains bright with the proper support.

Emerging Trends and Evolving Needs:
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  • Shifting Focus: 2024 sees a shift towards industries like healthcare, particularly mental health, technology, and construction. There is a rising demand for roles in nursing, software development, and trades.
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  • Upskilling Imperative: As automation and technological advancements reshape the workforce, upskilling and reskilling will become crucial. Adapting your skillset to meet industry demands will be vital to securing a fulfilling role.
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  • Collaboration Counts: Building strong partnerships with community support services is a stronger focus than ever for organisations like Tursa Employment & Training. These partnering organisations specialise in tailoring skills development and job search strategies to individual needs. They are creating a more holistic and outcome-driven approach and empowering job seekers to overcome barriers and thrive in the evolving market.

TURSA: Your Partner in Evolving Careers:

Recognising these changing trends, TURSA actively adapts its services to empower job seekers with diverse backgrounds and challenges. Here’s how TURSA provides the tools and support needed to succeed in the 2024 job market:

  • Skill Development Focus: TURSA goes beyond traditional resumes, helping you identify and showcase the valuable skills you’ve gained through life experiences, volunteer work, or personal pursuits. They provide training opportunities to fill skill gaps specific to your desired field.
  • Tailored Support Network: TURSA understands that everyone’s journey is unique. They work closely with you to identify your barriers and develop a personalised plan to overcome them, ensuring you receive the proper support at every step.
  • Community Collaboration: TURSA actively collaborates with various community support organisations, leveraging their combined expertise and resources to broaden your job search opportunities and connect you with potential employers. Organisations that support mental health, physical health, basic needs, skill development, and employment preparation are high on our partnership list.  Where we find gaps in partner services TURSA reaches out to local business to secure what is needed to ensure you have what you need to succeed.
  • Confidence Building: TURSA empowers you with interview preparation, work experience, resume development and expert guidance on addressing potential barriers professionally. They ensure you approach the job search with confidence and self-assurance.

Your Success Story in 2024:

The Australian job market in 2024 holds immense potential for those willing to adapt and embrace new opportunities. With TURSA’s personalised support and focus on skill development, you can overcome any barriers and land the role that fuels your aspirations. Remember, TURSA is more than just a job agency; they’re your partner in navigating the evolving landscape and building a fulfilling career in 2024 and beyond.

Job Search with Confidence

Tursa Employment and Training Can Help You Overcome Any Barrier to Employment
  1. Are you seeking a job that suits your skills, interests, and goals?
  2. Do you face any barriers or challenges that make your job search more difficult?
  3. Do you want to work with an employment provider that cares about you and your career development?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you must contact Tursa Employment and Training today. TURSA is not just another job agency. They are your allies in finding your ideal job and overcoming any obstacles along the way + they are a FREE service.

TURSA has over 27 years of experience in delivering employment services to people from different backgrounds, including people with disabilities, young people, mature-age workers, and Indigenous Australians. They understand each individual’s unique needs and preferences and provide personalised support and guidance.

Here are some of the benefits of having TURSA assist:

  • You will have access to a wide range of job vacancies in your local area and online resources and tools to help you with your job search.
  • You will receive assistance in finding, securing, and maintaining employment and accessing skills training and education.
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for various incentives and subsidies, such as wage subsidies, work ready assistance, and work trial programs.
  • You will be part of a community that values diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility. TURSA has strong connections with local employers, organisations, and support services that can help you with personal and professional development.
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Regardless of your barrier, TURSA can help you find a solution. TURSA can provide the support and resources you need to overcome them.

Don’t let anything stop you from pursuing your opportunity to work. Contact Tursa Employment and Training today and discover how they can help you find your next job. Visit their website or call them on 1800 670 914. Your future starts with TURSA.

Michael’s Inspiring Story:  Finding Future with TURSA’s Assistance

Let’s talk about Michael, who faced big challenges but never gave up. With TURSA’s support, he turned things around and made a bright future for himself.

Finding Future

Before TURSA came into his life, Michael had a lot of health problems including a neurological disorder, bulging discs, trapped nerves, and fibromyalgia. These made it hard for him to move around and do things. But when TURSA entered the picture and began to present options and possibilities, things started to change and helped Michael to find his future.

Michael’s spirit remained undaunted in the face of adversity. A former rigour and painter, he faced the daunting task of redefining his career path to align with his unique circumstances. The journey was a challenging one, a testament to his unyielding perseverance.

“I was unsure if I could ever regain my footing. My marriage had dissolved, and a future seemed distant,” recounts Michael, echoing the resilience that fortified his resolve.

Finding Time

TURSA emerged as the guiding beacon that illuminated Michael’s path to transformation. Under their consistent guidance, Michael unearthed latent talents and transferrable skills, rekindling a sense of purpose that had long been eclipsed. Through months of exploration, he unveiled his new future within the disability sector – a choice that would rewrite the script of his life in profound ways.

Today, Michael has continued to develop his future as an independent caregiver, tending to the needs of a quadriplegic man with an outpouring of empathy and commitment. His daily routine, from hygiene upkeep to household management and gardening, symbolizes an indomitable spirit that knows no bounds.

“I’ve discovered a renewed sense of purpose, working in a realm where my efforts make a genuine impact,” beams Michael, pride emanating from every word.

Yet Michael’s journey doesn’t stop here. With a heart full of resolve, he is poised to embrace a new chapter with Get Going Support, broadening his horizons to include more extensive community involvement and engagement. His story embodies the harmonious partnership between personal dedication and the steadfast assistance of organisations like TURSA.

Finding Inspiration

Michael’s testament not only showcases his unwavering dedication but also underscores the vital role of TURSA as a cornerstone of support. Together, their collective efforts have facilitated his finding future, illuminating a pathway for others facing similar challenges.

To those who seek inspiration, look no further than Michael’s journey. Reach out to TURSA, and together, we can surmount adversity, crafting a tapestry of success where determination is met with unwavering support.

Not all Barriers Are Visible

However, TURSA's support shines bright!

Many people turn to traditional job agencies for assistance when finding a job. While these agencies can help connect job seekers with potential employers, those who have been long term unemployed, manage a disability or face other barriers to employment often need more support, beyond basic job search assistance.

The Solution

TURSA offers 360-degree support to job seekers, providing comprehensive service throughout the job search process. In this blog, we’ll explore the difference between traditional job agencies and TURSA’s 360-degree support, as well as some tips and hints to land a job that needs more attention.

What traditional job agencies offer

Traditional job agencies typically offer job listings, resume and cover letter reviews, and interview coaching. While these services can be helpful, they often only scratch the surface of what job seekers need to succeed in their search.

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What TURSA offer

In contrast, TURSA provides comprehensive 360-degree support to job seekers, including job search assistance, resume and cover letter review, interview coaching, training and education opportunities, and even ongoing support after job placement. This holistic approach addresses all job seekers’ challenges, from finding job opportunities to developing the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the workplace.  In addition to this there is excellent practical support for both job seeker and Employer to access the resources needed to ensure sustainable employment.  This includes things like wage subsidies for example.

Tips and hints

When it comes to landing a job, here are some tips and hints that will help:


As mentioned earlier, networking is one of the most effective ways to land a job. Attend industry events, join professional organisations, and connect with people on LinkedIn to expand your network and increase your chances of finding job opportunities.

Customise your application:

Don’t just send the same generic resume and cover letter to every job you apply for. Take the time to tailor your application to each position, highlighting how your skills and experience match the requirements.

Follow up after an interview:

Don’t just send a thank-you email and wait for a response. Follow up with the hiring manager to inquire about the status of your application and express your continued interest in the position.

Prepare thoroughly:

Research the company, practice common interview questions, and prepare your own questions to ask the interviewer to show that you’re genuinely interested in the job.

Use social media to your advantage:

Follow companies you’re interested in, connect with industry leaders on LinkedIn, and even reach out to hiring managers directly through social media to stand out from other applicants.

By following these tips and seeking comprehensive 360-degree support from TURSA, job seekers can increase their chances of landing the job they want and achieve their potential. If you need support to gain confidence and prepare – aim for a more comprehensive approach that addresses all of your needs as a job seeker.

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To access comprehensive 360-degree job support from TURSA, you must be registered with Workforce Australia, Disability Employment Services (DES), Transition to Work or another relevant program. These programs provide funding and support to job seekers who face barriers to employment, such as disability, injury, or a lack of experience or skills.

By registering with these programs and working with TURSA, you can receive the support and guidance you need to overcome these barriers and succeed in your job search. Feel free to contact your local TURSA office to learn more about the registration process and the services available to you.

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Individualised Service

Meet Kathy, a finance officer at Many Rivers Regional Housing 

Kathy explains how she has taken on an unexpected challenge and enjoys it. “I never thought I would be doing finance work, but here I am, and I’m enjoying it,” she tells me with a bright smile.

But Kathy’s journey to this point was a full one. “Although I was unemployed for a long time, since 2011, I was busy,” she reveals. After having her son, Kathy stepped into community work for ten years, helping revive the Aboriginal community’s language and cultural practices in the area. However, when her husband’s health worsened, she had to switch roles and get back into the workforce quickly.

Finding the right support was key

Unfortunately, her previous job agency didn’t deliver the cultural support Kathy needed, which made the transition challenging. “It was saddening,” she admits. But Kathy didn’t give up. She reached out for help and found Leslie Williams, who assisted with the community work. Kathy then connected with TURSA. Kathy said she “Found a supportive agency in TURSA“. Helping her put her volunteer hours towards her employment commitments and even assisting her secure work within the Aboriginal community again.

Focusing on two key areas TURSA was able to assist with individualised support for Kathy to build her confidence needed and provided cultural alignment to her job goals.


Life has improved

Since joining Many Rivers Regional Housing, Kathy’s life has improved. She can now support her kids in more ways, both financially and educationally. Plus, living in a rural area, having a reliable car is essential, and her job has helped her and her family through some tough times.
Through it all, Kathy’s positive attitude and determination have shone through. She’s taken on a new challenge and is thriving, proving that it’s never too late to try something new and make a positive change in your life.

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About Port Macquarie – New South Wales

Port Macquarie is a charming coastal town located in the mid-north coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It’s a popular destination for tourists, offering a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages.

Beaches are one of the main draws of Port Macquarie, and there are plenty of them to choose from. Some of the most popular beaches include Town Beach, Flynn’s Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and Shelly Beach. Each one offers a unique experience, from surfing and swimming to relaxing in the sun.

You can step into the TURSA office conveniently located at Palm Court, Shop 1/14 Short St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 T: (02) 6583 5799

Raw Emotion Evident as Tammy Shares Her Story

 Tammy can you tell me a little bit about what initially got you to want to come to TURSA for assistance and what the thought of having a job would do to change your Life?  

“OK, so after almost 25 years of marriage, being a housewife and mother, my situation had changed. I knew financially I had no choice but to enter the workforce, something I’ve never done before.” 

Tammy can you just talk me through a little bit about what TURSA has done to support you while you’re looking for work?

“So, appointment one was the scariest thing for me. I was a blubbering mess. I was so nervous. I knew I wasn’t emotionally ready to be in the workforce. However, I was in that position where it had to happen. Lisa kept reassuring me that I was in a happy, safe place and could take my time. We’ve worked through all the steps to get me ready. It was to the point where I left the appointment going, you know what, I think I can do this for a change. And just after every appointment and lots of encouragement, I just got more and more comfortable. And then, all of a sudden, Lisa rang me up and said, “Oh, this business is looking for employees. How about it? Are we ready?” And I said, “You know what, we’re going to try.” So, I handed in my resume within half an hour and anxiously awaited the reply. To my absolute joy, it did come, and I sat a great interview with them.

But once again, the anxiety, I’m older, have health concerns, and don’t have a license, which was part of the troubling things about my situation. And through it all, Lisa kept saying, “You know what, don’t give up. In our hearts, it’s bound to happen. So just don’t worry.” And it did, and they offered me the position.

So you landed the job, how is it, what has been your favourite experience so far?

So yes, I am working, and the people I work with are great. I enjoy the customer interaction, and my favourite part of the job was over Christmas, just seeing all the happy people going about shopping and preparing for the holidays.”

It makes me a bit emotional too!

“Tammy’s journey has been truly inspiring. From the moment she walked into my office, scared and uncertain, to where she is now, overcoming obstacles and finding work, I am incredibly proud of her. It’s moments like these that make my job so fulfilling, knowing that the support I provided has helped Tammy and her family. Her dedication and perseverance have been exceptional, and I am honored to have been a part of her progress.”

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About Woolgoolga – New South Wales

Woolgoolga is a coastal town located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is known for its beautiful beaches and stunning coastline, as well as its rich cultural heritage, particularly its strong Indian community. The town has a vibrant and lively atmosphere, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops to explore. One of the town’s most notable attractions is the Sri Venkateswara Temple, a Hindu temple that attracts visitors from all over the world. Woolgoolga is also a popular destination for surfers, with its consistently good waves making it a top spot for surfers of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, a cultural experience, or an adrenaline-fueled surfing adventure, Woolgoolga has something to offer everyone.  TURSA is conveniently located at 10 Queen St, Woolgoolga NSW 2456

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