Staff at NOVA Transition

Staff at NOVA Transition

Job Coaches

NOVA Transition is facilitated by Job Coaches who support trainees to establish their interests, skills and goals. Job Coaches ensure trainee well-being during Transition, focus on individual goals, and through varied and experiential group and individual activities and projects, coaches the trainee to get ready for the workplace. 

Work Placement Consultants

When trainees have completed preliminary work placements in a variety of taster industries, they begin to narrow down their choices by working with the Work Placement Consultants.  Work Placement Consultants seek relevant work experience with the potential of turning into a paid position.

NOVA DES Team: Employment Consultants

NOVA Employment is a Disability Employment Service that supports people with disability to find and keep award-wage jobs within the general community. Trainees work with the local NOVA Disability Employment staff when they are ready to move into paid employment.  

NOVA Transition Management Team

NOVA Transition is supervised by a dedicated and experienced management team. Anne Goyer, General Manager, and Kristy Whitehead, Training & Development Manager have overall responsibility for the NOVA Transition team. 


Anne Goyer, General Manager

Towards the end of 2005, I was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people with disability – to build NOVA Transition. 

Over the years, our two-year program has developed into a highly effective bridge from school to paid employment with hundreds of success stories to share. Regardless of the type or level of disability, NOVA Transition prepares trainees for the realities of the workplace. While I hope trainees have fun, my goal is to ensure they identify achievable career goals.

In 2015, every single one of our second year participants gained paid employment or went onto further training to support their identified vocational goals. I am proud to have been part of the team that delivered 100% outcomes! 

We live in a time of great changes for people with disability.  The National Disability Insurance Scheme will offer people with disability more opportunities than ever before to participate in employment.  It won't be easy, because getting a job is hard for everyone.  But if you are willing to work hard and stick with it, we can make your goal of employment a reality.  

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