Career Revive

A program supporting employers to attract and retain women returning to work after a career break.

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To register to be advised of when the next intake of Career Revive will be available, please email CareerRevive@dese.gov.au

Medium to large businesses will benefit from expert business improvement advice and support provided by specialist business improvement consultants.

The business improvement consultants will:

  • support the business by reviewing their physical workplace, processes, policies and their workplace culture to identify potential barriers that might prevent the business from attracting talented women returning to work;
  • offer guidance on how to improve the businesses practices and policies and develop a tailored action plan to establish a ‘supported returner program’ and address other barriers within the business; and
  • develop a case study of the business for inclusion on this website that provides learnings for other businesses.

Supported returner programs offer benefits to businesses and employees alike, they are employer-led opportunities that support women returning to the workforce, as well as providing a competitive advantage for businesses through an increased ability to attract and retain skilled women from a wider talent pool.

How can I participate in Career Revive?

Interested medium to large businesses can apply to participate in the Career Revive initiative via an expression of interest process.

To be eligible to participate in Career Revive businesses must:

  • be a medium to large business (50+ employees)
  • want to strengthen their business recruitment practices to better recruit and retain women.

For each intake of Career Revive at least 10 of the businesses selected to participate will be regional. 

Expressions of interest for the 2021 intake have now closed.

The expression of interest process for the 2022 intake will be available in April 2022.

To register to be advised of when this expression of interest is available please email CareerRevive@dese.gov.au.

Businesses participating in the 2021 intake of Career Revive

The following 19 businesses are participating in the 2021 intake of the Career Revive initiative:

  • Bethany Community Support
  • Cann Group Limited
  • Coates
  • Coffs Ex Services Memorial & Sporting Club Ltd
  • Daracon
  • Findex
  • Goldstar Transport
  • MidCoast Council
  • Multicap Limited
  • Neumann Steel PTY LTD
  • Orora Limited - Glass Division
  • pitt&sherry
  • City of Mitcham
  • Diversus
  • FUJIFILM Australia Pty Ltd
  • Guideline ACT Pty Ltd
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Rollease Acmeda Pty Ltd
  • Ventura Bus Lines