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Care2Work is an employment support program that aims to build carers’ capacity to engage in paid work of their choice through provision of holistic, carer- focused employment support.

What is Care2Work?

Providing informal care to a family member or friend can make looking for and maintaining suitable employment challenging for many reasons. The Care2Work program assists carers to identify their strengths and achieve meaningful work-related goals, whatever their situation.

Individual support is available to carers and former carers in NSW, based on assessment and need, and includes:

  • Career coaching
  • Assistance translating caring skills into workplace skills
  • Guidance matching skills and experience with industries of growth
  • Resume development and review
  • Information on education, employment and employer networks
  • Interview skills training and support
  • Practical tips and strategies for juggling paid work with caring

In addition to individual support, the Care2Work project is working alongside the Carers + Employers program to recognise and support carers in the workplace.

Care2Work is funded by the NSW Government through the Carer Investment Program.

How to access the program

For more information and to access support contact Care2Work Project Officer Alex Whyte by phoning Carers NSW or email

From Caring to Employment: A toolkit for carers

This step by step guide, developed by Carers NSW, includes practical examples and templates to help carers identify and achieve realistic pathways to employment. Download the toolkit by clicking on the link below.

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The Carer Advantage: A webinar series empowering carers to achieve work goals

The Carer Advantage is a joint initiative from Care2Work and TAFE NSW’s Carer to Career program providing innovative monthly webinars on a range of topics to assist carers with education and employment goals.

For more information and to access previous webinar recordings contact Alex Whyte at