Carer & Community Career Academy


Spark Your Career

We’re giving back to you

This program is for carers in SA and have either taken time out of their career and are caring for families, or may be a young career just getting your career off the ground. It is also for people in the community needing help with their job search.

If now is the time when you want to start planning for your career again, or are looking to join the workforce for the first time, this program is here to support you in your journey.

We’ll be working closely in a small group of no more than 15-20 participants, so that everyone gets the attention and support they need to make sure they achieve the outcomes they’re looking for. 

I’ll help you to get the spark back in your career, so you can find a fulfilling career and get your career toolkit ready to go when you are! Whether you’re looking for a job now, or in the next six months, this program will give you the clarity, tools and practical advice to guide you on your job search.

The Program

  • 6 x 3 hour sessions over 3 weeks
  • Small group sessions
  • 2 x 1:1 career coaching sessions with an experienced Career Coach
  • Access to Creating Healthy Careers online programs
  • Private Group FB page for ongoing interaction during and post-program
  • Introductions to ongoing service providers. 

Dates & Times

July 2024 (dates to be confirmed):

  • Run Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 12pm (lunch provided)



The Curriculum

Here’s a taste of what we will work on together in the Career Academy:

Developing Your Career Compass

You’ll get the career clarity you’re looking for that will help you make the right career decisions. You’ll also discover your value proposition and have an appreciation of where and how you add value.

your Career Toolkit

Develop a resume that will help you to get more interviews and a cover letter that cuts through the competition. We’ll also take a look at how to apply for jobs and how to navigate the job searching process.

Your Personal Brand

It’s important to have clarity around what makes up your brand, and how an employer will view you. What does your online presence say about you? We’ll also look at how to present your brand at interview with confidence.

Mini Careers Expo

You’ll meet a range of presenters from various professional bodies and employers. You’ll learn about career pathways such as apprenticeships, traineeships, VET training and discover a range of service providers that can support you after the program.

Mastering Your Mindset

The job search process can be an emotional roller coaster if you don’t know how to manage your emotions. We’ll look at cultivating healthy thinking and learn to manage your emotions through the ups and downs. 

Winning That Job

Here we’ll take a deeper dive into interviewing and learn  how to respond to actual interview questions from an experience Recruiter.

Meet Your Facilitator:

Hi, I’m Ruth Hutchins and I have over 30 years’ experience across recruitment, career transition, outplacement and career coaching.

I bring a combination of professional and personal experience to the table, to help people transform their careers, and their lives helping people gain clarity and create what they want in their careers.

I’m a coach, trainer, public speaker, published author, driven with a purpose of helping people achieve fulfilling, sustainable careers.


To enquire or register:

Contact Ruth at