Cavanaugh Outplacement

Cavanaugh Outplacement

(Member of the ACMA Group) Associated Career Management Australia's vision

Outplacement based on RESEARCH...not chance!

On occasions, both small and large business enterprises (private or public sectors) have to downsize all levels of personnel or redeploy remaining staff...with offices and online services throughout Australia/NZ, we can promptly assist any organisation.

As part of a planned redundancy or staff redeployment program, we provide intensive unlimited support to affected personnel at any level, across all business and/or industry sectors nationally.

Since 1991 ACMA has regularly partnered with numerous small, medium, unlisted and listed companies, plus many public sector organisations to assist in the implementation of strategic outplacement programs involving all States/NZ and any geographical region.

Outplacement Support Services can be arranged for individual "one on one" counselling, or in groups for large numbers...research from the US shows that a personalised Outplacement program can reduce the length of a former employee's job search by up to 61%.

Companies can be sure that their obligations to either existing or previous employees are case managed in a caring and holistic manner; thereby giving the person/people involved the best chance of developing their career to the maximum potential or to quickly find suitable alternative employment.

The ACMA Outplacement program focuses the participant towards the future and away from the past. It builds resilience, optimism and channels the terminated employee’s energy towards positive action, with the program providing a fresh 21st-century approach (certainly not the "been-there-done-that outplacement" commonly available).

Summary of Australia's TOTAL CARE outplacement support program:

Each person individually assisted by a senior outplacement consultant who is a registered practitioner with the Career Development Association of Australia and holds post-graduate qualifications in Career Guidance Management. The consultant will support the participant throughout the entire program in a dedicated 1 on 1 case management relationship.

  • Self-paced program with unlimited sessions, contacts and/or length of the program (tailored specifically to each participant's career objectives, personality, skills and needs)...including intensive "reach out support process" during the first 24/48 hour period following retrenchment notification
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support service throughout the program
  • Delivered "face to face" and via our interactive online career management preferred (refer “Note” below), and in the language of their own choosing
  • Work from the comfort of the participant’s home interacting directly with the consultant 24/7 Australia wide.  This technology enables our consultants to constantly monitor and manage each participant's progress 24/7 across any device, delivering a truly blended learning/support system
  • The program is unlimited in length or session numbers and comes with unconditional 7 days per week support, including 24/7 toll-free 1800 number Hotline support service Australia wide
  • Weekly strategic reviews and task setting
  • The initial detailed assessment process to identify unique skills, career aspirations, possible re-training or up-skilling options
  • A written report and psychometric assessment showing potential occupations, sectors and target market organisations Australia wide
  • The CV (crafted by a professional resume writer)
  • Multi-faceted Action Plan designed to ensure a highly effective job search process
  • Receive regular job opening notifications that the consultant has identified
  • Coaching on application procedures including letters and online job applications
  • Selection Criteria training and direct assistance for public sector positions
  • Hidden job market focus (connecting directly with hiring managers and recruiters in the participant’s target market)…70% of jobs are never advertised
  • Continual access to ACMA’s national employment market intelligence
  • Assistance in approaching and using recruiters Australia wide
  • Online digital profile development, including LinkedIn and other platforms
  • Detailed interview training involving written preparation, mock interviews and follow up
  • Salary negotiation assistance and employment contract perusal
  • 12 months mentoring after starting in a new job to assist in settling into any new workplace, plus the development of a three and five-year Career Plan
  • Plus any other coaching, goal setting or specific strategies that may be needed to achieve a successful and timely career transition


  1. Face to face support sessions delivered in our CBD offices, plus unlimited interactive online "Career Talk" support and 24/7 telephone hotline service
  2. Outside CBD offices, unlimited interactive online support and 24/7 telephone hotline service

Full dormancy protection applies which means that if a participant takes a break or holiday etc. (no time limits), the program simply waits for them to restart their job search with no loss of program benefits.

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Corporate Outplacement programs/services can be delivered on-site, via interactive online distance learning or in our State offices. ACMA is a national leader in providing interactive online career management programs and services, ideally suited to assist remote or EXPATRIATE personnel (including spousal relocation assistance).

In the event of an emergency, we can usually have a consultant on-site within two hours (capital cities), or the next day depending on distance factors. All career management consultants used are registered members of the Career Development Association of Australia (with post-graduate qualifications in career guidance management) and are highly skilled in the minimisation of the emotional trauma often associated with imposed workplace change.

As a national provider with over 29 years of experience, ACMA is unique in being able to deliver quality outplacement and/or redeployment services quickly anywhere/anytime throughout Australia/NZ (or overseas).

We can have a career management consultant on-site (anywhere in Australia/NZ) by arrangement if necessary.

ACMA creates successful career paths through detailed individual assessment, research and job market analysis, combined with expert personalised coaching.


All program services can be delivered via our interactive online cloud-based career management "Career Talk" system and/or "one-on-one" in our Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Cairns, Darwin or Auckland offices.

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Program Modules

Program Modules

Module 1

  • Ring or meet the client and provide initial counselling and support (explain client/counsellor confidentiality and professional relationship) 
  • Ascertain emotional state and develop strategies...EAP Assistance 
  • Keep in close contact over the first 24/48 hour period (including after-hours and weekends) 
  • Develop a time frame and aspirations with the client 
  • Complete Module 1 Assessments, including psychometric assessments 
  • Maintain ongoing regular connection with the client 

Module 2

  • Conduct Module 1 Assessments review with the client 
  • Review psychometric assessments 
  • Discuss report ramifications 
  • Source any additional information from the client 
  • Develop a detailed CV 
  • Start building "step by step" detailed ACTION PLAN around identified needs and sectors 
  • Maintain ongoing regular connection with the client 

Module 3

  • Provide 24/7 ongoing support as per individual client needs 
  • Finalise detailed Action Plan and discuss with the client 
  • Explain the Weekly Reporting and progress review system 
  • Outplacement Program Process Summary 
  • Construct/review LinkedIn profile and general social media strategy 
  • Assist client in managing online job applications via the system 
  • Maintain ongoing regular connection with the client 

Module 4

  • Provide extensive training on job selection and advertisement/PD interpretation 
  • Educate clients on application processes and protocols 
  • Coach on key selection criteria responses and similar complex applications 
  • Monitor applications (in real-time) 
  • Conduct weekly review sessions 
  • Maintain ongoing regular connection with the client 

Module 5

  • Develop and implement a target marketing strategy and identification 
  • Educate clients on using recruiters and headhunters 
  • Develop specific networking strategies and techniques 
  • Coach clients to use specific scripts and techniques to introduce themselves 
  • Provide LinkedIn training as a research and job-hunting resource tool 
  • Ongoing monitoring of the Action Plan progress
  • Maintain ongoing regular connection with the client 

Module 6

  • Provide detailed interview preparation and behavioural interview training 
  • Conduct mock interviews and discuss specific interview tactics 
  • Review interview results and implement appropriate strategies 
  • Salary and contract negotiation 
  • Review job offers and contracts 
  • Maintain ongoing regular connection with the client 

Module 7

  • Familiarise clients with psychometric tests in various formats 
  • Provide sample tests for clients to practice on 
  • Provide counselling on relaxation techniques and personal presentation 
  • Assist client to develop a detailed 3-5 year CAREER PLAN
  • Maintain ongoing regular connection with the client 


  • Tailor the program to the individual’s needs, timeframe, aspirations, personality and location 
  • ACMA's case management process provides ongoing supervision and 24/7 support throughout the program 
  • Provide 12 months of mentoring support AFTER the client commences in their new position 
  • Identify and implement any other appropriate strategy to assist the client in achieving his/her career goals 
  • Develop a life-long relationship with the client as a valuable career management resource for future career moves