Productive Ageing Package
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On 1 February 2010 the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP, and the
Minister for Employment Participation, Senator the Hon Mark Arbib,
announced a $43.3 million package of training and support for
mature age workers and job seekers. The Productive Ageing Package
aims to help tackle the economic challenges of an ageing population
by helping to retain the expertise of older Australians in the
workforce and transfer it to younger Australians.
The Productive Ageing Package includes:
Consultative Forum on Mature Age
The Forum will provide Government with advice on evidence-based and
practical solutions to address barriers to employment participation
for mature age people, particularly in the context of the
transition to the new Age Pension age.
Career Renewal - Job
This initiative will help mature age workers keep a job with their
current employer and/or transfer their skills to younger workers.
It will commence from 1 July 2010. It is of particular relevance to
Disability Employment Services is additional support for up to 2000
mature age workers who are at risk of losing their job due to
disability, injury or health condition, to help them retain their
Career Renewal - Career Transition
Of particular relevance to Job Services Australia providers is the
provision of up to 12 months of Stream 2 assistance to help around
8000 mature age workers who are employed in physically demanding
roles to transition to a new job. This initiative will help mature
age workers stay engaged in the workforce and will commence from 1
Fact Sheets are available for each of the aforementioned
components of the Productive Ageing Package via the DEEWR website
and all additional information will be published there. Click
here to open a new window to the DEEWR website.