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Thousands of successful participants

100% tailored
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92% of participants rate our program
as excellent

CareerConnect Program

Dakin Partners is a leading provider of Career Transition & Outplacement Services with 35 years’ experience and outstanding success helping thousands of departing or redeployed employees across Private, Not-for-profit and Government sectors Australia wide.

As experienced Career Management Consultants our role is to support participants in coping with change and managing their health & wellbeing, enabling them to remain resilient throughout their career transition program and job search.

Our programs also assist client organisations navigate their way through the complexities of restructuring, planning for redundancies and ‘on-the-day’ support for departing and retained employees.

While a delicate time for organisations and employees alike, experience shows that when handled in a positive, well-structured and sensitive manner these periods of change and transition can ensure organisations remain an ‘Employer of Choice’ and their employees remain resilient and confident.

We tailor flexible programs to best suit the organisations budget and the individual’s needs and career aspirations. A designated Senior Consultant will guide the participant throughout their program spending much of the time in ‘one-on-one’ discussions either face-to-face or online.

With a strong emphasis on the individual’s mental health and wellbeing the program includes; evaluating the participant’s transferable skills, defining their career objective, preparation and reformatting of resumes, applications and cover letters, professional networking & marketing strategies, job applications, interview techniques, social media and self-employment initiatives.






Participants can choose to complete their CareerConnect Program online through our Dakin Partners Career Transition portal or at our Melbourne CBD offices located at M2, Rialto North Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. 

The building has excellent public transport options which, together with nearby car parking facilities, ensures convenient access for CareerConnect participants travelling from all areas of metropolitan Melbourne as well as regional centres.

You will be welcomed into our friendly environment with dedicated offices and resources. A colour printer, scanner and photocopier is available and we offer wireless internet access for your own laptop and iPhone usage. Tea and coffee are available in our kitchen area and you are welcome to help yourself at any time.

Office hours for participants are between 9:00am and 5:00pm. 

your privacy

Privacy is very important to us at Dakin Partners. Our Privacy Policy adheres to all requirements for HR Consulting businesses under Federal and State Laws.


Be assured that any sensitive matters you discuss with your Consultant, such as difficult issues or events in your recent employment which may still be unresolved, will remain confidential.


While we are obliged to report back to your past employer that you are participating in the program, this is done in general terms only.

Starting your program

You may notice that some menu options available in this website require a login. These protected pages host the various Modules and Resources included in our CareerConnect Program.


Participants will be required to login at the beginning of each day in order to access the program material. 

All participants will receive a welcome email detailing how to use the Portal upon commencement. If you have not received this email or are not yet signed up to the program please contact Dakin Partners to arrange your login details.

participant testimonials


"My recent career transition was unexpected and came as quite a shock. Working with David, Peter, Blaire and the team at Dakin Partners was a godsend. Their guidance, resources and support enabled me to work through this difficult time and the rollercoaster of emotions involved to determine what I wanted and successfully aim my efforts in the right direction. 

David was patient, knowledgeable and understanding of my situation. He helped me to focus on what I wanted from my future career and how to achieve my goals. His ongoing support enabled me to successfully land the role that I aspired to with the organisation I really wanted to work for. I cannot recommend the Dakin Partners team highly enough."


Facility Manager,

Health & Hospital 

"I was fortunate enough to have the support of Dakin Partners during an unexpected but important career transition event.  Their assistance and advice helped me to select and secure my perfect role.  From my interaction with Dakin Partners I also have more confidence and a better understanding of my own skill set, a greater vision of my future career direction and understanding of how to achieve my future career goals.


Dakin Partners provided me with important skills to ensure I was competitive when applying for positions, sharpening up my resume and interview skills.  However, more important was the support they provided in keeping me on task, providing great advice, asking the right questions and getting me to step back and consider my options.  Without their assistance, I would have selected the first job, rather than the right job."

Project Finance Manager,

Regional Health 

"Peter and the team at Dakin Partners provided me with highly professional career development advice. He met with me on multiple occasions and gave me extremely relevant advice about job applications I had been working on. Looking for work can be an anxious time. Peter and his team were very available, friendly, supportive and incredibly knowledgeable.


This made the whole process quite a calm and exciting one. Peter’s knowledge of the market was up-to-date and his introductions were very helpful. I would recommend Peter to anyone looking for career support and advice. "

Education Programs Manager,


"There’s no two ways about it, going through a career transition is difficult. The team at Dakin Partners helped me understand what is important to me in my career, identify what value I bring to an organisation and importantly the best method to approach the job market to find the next opportunity that was right for me. This was done in a supportive and human manner. It was a life-learning experience, for which I will be forever grateful."

Communication Manager,

Victorian Statutory Authority ​

"My experience with Dakin Partners was resoundingly positive and, most importantly, supported me to identify and successfully take the next steps in my career. Their consultants understood and cared about my situation and needs, thereby amply demonstrating their significant experience with supporting people who unexpectedly find themselves unemployed. From the first to the last session with them, I felt empowered to see the opportunities that lay ahead rather than focus on the past and what I had lost.


I received practical career planning and job seeking tools and advice, networking opportunities with key people in my field and access to critical resources. Their program ensured that I was organised, strategic and thorough in my approach to the task of career transition. I could not have felt better prepared and more confident to achieve my desired career outcome. If circumstances have left you with the task of securing a new career pathway, engagement with Dakin Partners will undoubtedly provide a launching pad to successful transition."

Victorian Statutory Authority