About us

The Your Career website is a platform of the National Careers Institute. It is designed to provide clear and simple careers information and to help people of all ages and circumstances better plan and manage their career.



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The National Careers Institute has developed the Your Career website for public policy purposes using a number of information sources and is presented by the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations for the purposes of disseminating information to the public. 

The role of the Your Career website is to:

  • help people find clear careers information and advice
  • create a single trusted source of careers information
  • curate and publish transparent employment and education data
  • strengthen careers information and research through collaboration.

Third party information sources may have been modified by the Commonwealth, without approval, endorsement or validation by the original creator.

Data from Burning Glass Technologies used under licence. O*NET 23.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) used under the CC BY 4.0 license, O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.

Publicly available data from the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation is used in this website. JEDI (Jobs and Education Data Infrastructure) and Job Outlook data from Australian Government National Skills Commission are used.



The Department has used reasonable efforts to monitor the quality of the information available via the Digital Platform and updates the information regularly. Use of any information contained in the Digital Platform is at your own risk.

The Department does not make any representation or warranty about and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency, completeness or fitness for purpose of any information on the Digital Platform.

The Department is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken, or refrain from action, or reliance made by you on any information made available via the Digital Platform. You are to exercise your own independent judgement before you rely on any information included on the Digital Platform.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their circumstances.


Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of information on those sites, or any associated organisation, product, or service. In some cases, the information on this website may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties or comprise information contributed by third parties (‘third party material’).

Such third-party material is assembled in good faith but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of the Department or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

The Department makes no representation or warranty about and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency, completeness, or fitness for purpose of any third-party material.



You obtain access to this website at your own risk and the Department accepts no responsibility for any interference, loss, damage, or disruption to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this website or any linked website.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ to obtain access to this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system, software, or data.


Data dictionary

Current vacancies are a count of job advertisements for the occupation on Workforce Australia up to a week ago. This does not reflect the total number of job opportunities in the labour market as multiple vacancies can be advertised in a single job advertisement. It does not include jobs advertised on other job boards, employers’ own websites, social media, or in the newspaper. 

In addition, around one in five vacancies are not advertised at all and are instead promoted through word of mouth or filled by job seekers who approach the business looking for work.

Top skills are those most requested in job advertisements on the Burning Glass job advertisement database. Burning Glass does not reflect the total number of job opportunities in the labour market and cannot account for skills which are not specified by employers in job advertisement descriptions.  

Estimated wages are median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax, including amounts salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide only and should not be used to determine a wage rate. Source: ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018; National Skills Commission, joboutlook.gov.au(External website, Opens in new window).

The National Skills Commission estimates the likely change in number of workers over the next 5 years. Future growth ratings are created by comparing the likely rate of growth (in percentage terms) of the occupation to the total across all jobs.

The future growth ratings do not take account of impact caused by COVID-19 and should be used with caution.


The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of information provided on the Your Career website.

Except where otherwise indicated, and with the exception of:

  • third party materials,
  • the Department’s logo,
  • the Commonwealth Coat of Arms,
  • material protected by a trade mark (including any trade mark which is the subject of a pending application or which is otherwise protected by law), including but not limited to the Your Career logo, and
  • any images and/or photographs.

The Department has applied the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence to content on this website. The details of this CC BY licence are available on the Creative Commons website(External website, Opens in new window).

Use of all or part of any material on this website must include the following attribution- © Commonwealth of Australia.

The terms under which the Commonwealth Coat of Arms can be used are set out on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website(External website, Opens in new window).

Other use

If you want to use material on this website in a way that is beyond the scope of the terms of use that apply to it, you need to ask us for authorisation.

You could infringe our copyright if you use anything on this website in a way that’s not permitted or otherwise allowed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)(External website, Opens in new window).

Requests and enquires

Address requests and enquiries concerning further authorisation to:

In writing:

The Copyright Officer
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
GPO Box 9880
Canberra ACT 2601