Outplacement Services Brisbane

Our Brisbane Outplacement Services and programs provide support and assistance for employees who have been made redundant and/or who need assistance in making a career transition. As one of Australia’s leading outplacement providers, our firm has a team of consultants who have a wealth of experience across a variety of industries in both the Queensland public and private sectors. They have worked with employees at all levels including entry to mid-level staff, senior managers and executive level employees.

Our Brisbane Outplacement Consultants will provide your employees with professional coaching and support, and up-to-date information on the current job market. They will provide counselling on how to best position themselves in the market, identify suitable job opportunities and present themselves effectively to employers.

Our Brisbane Outplacement Services will help your organisation:

  • Ease the distress and trauma caused by redundancy
  • Recognise the contributions of redundant employees
  • Maintain a professional company image and reputation
  • Maintain the morale of existing employees
  • Reduce the risk of legal action by helping redundant employees move forward.

We provide Outplacement Services via phone/Skype/Zoom and in person (where available) at the following locations in Qld:

  • New Farm
  • Indooroopilly
  • Wurtulla, Sunshine Coast

Please note: We also provide outplacement services at other locations across Australia.

To view a list of our other locations, please click here

*Customised packages are available to suit your organisation’s budget and needs.

Below are our most popular outplacement programs.


Brisbane Outplacement Services

1. Silver Package

This package is aimed at employees who are in a junior level role OR who have had a short tenure with the company (2 years or less). This program provides employees with tools and assistance to kick-start their career transition. It includes 2 x consultations with a Career Consultant.

This package provides employees with:

  • A professional career assessment to identify the careers and industries that best suit them
  • Career counselling and advice on their course and employment options
  • A professional resume tailored for their preferred industry
  • An action plan to help them on their path to their next job.

Entry to Mid-Level (suitable for people in non-management roles up to the mid-level tier)
Fee: $1300 including GST

Senior Level (suitable for people in senior roles, management roles and executive positions)
Fee: $1700 including GST

2. Gold Package

This package is aimed at employees who are in a mid-level role OR who have had a longer tenure with the company (3 to 5 years). This program provides employees with more intensive assistance to help them transition to a new role. It includes 3 x consultations with a Career Consultant.

This package provides employees with:

  • A professional career assessment to identify the careers and industries that best suit them
  • Career counselling and advice on their course and employment options
  • A professional resume tailored for their preferred industry
  • A customised cover letter that highlights their transferrable skills
  • Interview skills training and coaching
  • Salary advice and negotiation tips
  • An action plan to help them on their path to their next job.

Entry to Mid-Level (suitable for people in non-management roles up to the mid-level tier)
Fee: $1950 including GST

Senior Level (suitable for people in senior roles, management roles and executive positions)
Fee: $2550 including GST

3. Platinum Package

This package is aimed at employees who are in a senior-level role OR who have had a significant tenure with the company (over 5 years). Employees who have been with one company for a long period of time are unlikely to be up to speed with current hiring practices and therefore require more assistance in making a career transition. This package provides employees with the full range of services and includes 4 x consultations with a Career Consultant.

This package provides employees with:

  • A professional career assessment to identify the careers and industries that best suit them
  • Career counselling and advice on their course and employment options
  • A professional resume tailored for their preferred industry
  • A customised cover letter that highlights their transferrable skills
  • Interview skills training and coaching
  • Salary advice and negotiation tips
  • Job search assistance and networking skills
  • Advice on selecting and approaching recruitment agencies
  • Review and feedback on their LinkedIn Profile and job applications
  • An action plan to help them on their path to their next job.

Entry to Mid-Level (suitable for people in non-management roles up to the mid-level tier)
Fee: $2600 including GST

Senior Level (suitable for people in senior roles, management roles and executive positions)
Fee: $3400 including GST


Additional Phone Mentoring Sessions 
are also available as ‘add-ons’ to these packages.

*Customised Packages are available to suit your company’s requirements.

We also offer Onsite Redundancy De-Brief Sessions, whereby we can provide support to employees onsite at your premises on the day of their redundancy.

To enquire about our Outplacement Service, please contact us:

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Group Outplacement Program:

Career Transition Workshop

This workshop is designed to equip your employees with practical skills to help them successfully transition to a new role. In this workshop, participants will learn how to present themselves effectively to employers and recruiters on paper and in person, and develop strategies to help them secure their ideal role.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Discover how to write a powerful resume and get short-listed for more jobs
  • Learn how to prepare a customised cover letter that will get employers’ attention
  • Find out how to respond effectively to selection criteria in job applications
  • Learn how to prepare for interviews and build their confidence levels
  • Learn strategies for responding to behavioural-based interview questions
  • Be inspired to take action and make a successful career transition.

Duration: Half Day

This workshop can be conducted on-site or at an external venue. We conduct group workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra.

To obtain a workshop quote, please contact us:

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Brisbane Outplacement Consultants

Karen Bremner

New Farm, Brisbane
*Available office hours and after hours

With a background in Psychology, over 10 years’ experience in HR, and postgraduate career qualifications, Karen brings a holistic approach to career choice, change and development.

With a background in Psychology, over 10 years’ experience in HR, and postgraduate career qualifications, Karen brings a holistic approach to career choice, change and development.

Friendly, open and highly intuitive, Karen can help you recognise your unique strengths and values, clarify your direction and position yourself for ongoing career success. With personal experience of changing careers, industries, and countries, Karen also understands what it’s like to be at a career crossroads, and is passionate about empowering others.

As an experienced recruiter, having managed numerous campaigns across corporate and government sectors internationally, Karen understands job search, knows what employers are looking for, and can help you brand yourself, stand out and gain the edge in your applications and interviews. Karen is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia, Career Directors International, and the International Coaching Federation, and sits on several professional career committees in Queensland.

An experienced coach and facilitator, with a Cert IV in Workplace Coaching, and Training and Assessment, Karen regularly writes and presents on career-related topics, and lectures on career development at Griffith University.

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Judith Uhlmann

Indooroopilly, Brisbane and Wurtulla, Sunshine Coast
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Judith is a Certified Professional HR Consultant and Organisational Psychologist, and has completed a postgraduate qualification in Career Development at RMIT.

Judith is a Certified Professional HR Consultant and Organisational Psychologist, and has completed a postgraduate qualification in Career Development at RMIT.

She has more than 20 years of experience working in a wide cross-section of industries in Australia, Asia-Pacific, and in Europe. Born in Switzerland, she was professionally trained in corporate finance and banking, and upon emigrating to Australia, commenced a career in HR. She went on to develop a successful international career working for a variety of companies including global top 50 corporations, government, not-for-profit organisations and small businesses.

Judith’s HR management and Talent development experience as a specialist recruiter and executive coach, gives her a real edge in helping her clients successfully navigate today’s job market. As a career transitions coach, she inspires her clients to leverage their unique strengths and capabilities, initiate manageable action steps, and sustain positive momentum and motivation. Her resourceful and hands-on collaboration with job search, resume writing, interview training and LinkedIn branding has her clients feel confident about their value and contribution to the workplace. Her approach is empathetic and goal-focused and she is passionate about empowering purposeful living and career fitness.

Judith is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and an accredited administrator of the MBTI/Golden Profiler.

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Testimonials

Dear Karen,

Thank you for our consultation on Monday, it was FANTASTIC. I really loved hearing your feedback and exploring the issues and all the advice. I have already made comments to friends that you were excellent and very knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely tell my friends or colleagues to book an appointment with you.

CB, Brisbane

Karen,

After the session, I felt energised and confident that there were career choices out there for me that would suit much more than my current role – a relief in itself. Most helpful was the personality testing and the way you saw things that I never would have been able to myself, by smoothly joining the two and breaking it down with such ease into real possibilities. Worth its weight in gold.

BS, Brisbane

“I worked with Judith to identify and appraise my transferable skills with a change of role and industry in mind. Options were limited in my professional field at the time, due mainly to an industry-wide slowdown. I felt that my skills portfolio could be of value to other roles and industries but needed professional help to clearly identify what other options might be available to me. Judith was extremely helpful and insightful. She worked closely with me to appraise my interests, prior work history and future expectations regarding salary and prospects for professional advancement. Judith alerted me to several professional possibilities that I hadn't thought of and helped me to understand how my skills and experience could transfer to these roles. Overall, her input was extremely focused, helpful and professional. I would gladly recommend Judith to other professionals seeking clear input on their career progression or guidance on alternative employment options.”

Tony, Brisbane

“I would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically endorse Judith Uhlman as an executive career coach. Judith helped me clarify my career direction and identify ways to help me develop my own business. She offered effective strategies, and more importantly, new perspectives and insights about future employment opportunities. I came away with a treasure trove of resources. As a result, I feel more optimistic and excited about my career possibilities.”

Melina, Brisbane

Karen,

I just heard back from company X and they said my interview was great. I'd just like to thank you for all your help. Thanks again!

JH, Brisbane

"The career counselling session I had with Judith was incredibly informative and enlightening. Judith was great at understanding my career wants and needs and was also able to deliver realistic options based on our discussions and my career profiling assessments. I walked away from the session with a better understanding of what I'm looking for from a long term career, the types of careers more suited to my personality and with a realistic action plan to get a career change on track."

Jessica, Brisbane

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much for meeting with me - I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the session invaluable!! I cannot believe I haven't done this sooner! I feel I have so many more exciting options open to me now and I cannot wait to explore them and get going on my next adventure! I will certainly recommend your services for anyone who would like some direction and clarity around their career development.

JC, Brisbane


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Phone: 1300 644 890