The National Skills Commission (NSC) and the National Careers Institute (NCI) released Australian Jobs 2021 providing an overview of Australia’s diverse labour markets.
Australian Jobs 2021 gives Australians access to a single source of information on industries, occupations and local labour markets, providing guidance on the skills employers need, educational pathways and strategies to find a job.
The report is an easy-to-read overview of the Australian labour market and an important resource for students, career advisors and those looking for work.
Australian Jobs 2021 includes information on Australia’s largest employing industries, occupations in demand and career options based on your location. The report included resources on job vacancies across the country, what employers are looking for and how prior learning contributes to achieving career goals.
Within the report you can find the top employing industries and jobs based on your location to help determine what skills and qualification you might need. The data shows that in all Australian states, the top employing industry is Health Care and Social Assistance. In the territories the top employing industries are Construction, and Education and Training.
The report even provides data and information on the affects COVID-19 has had on the labour market and how labour market circumstances have changed for Australia’s youth.
If you’re interested in learning more about practical careers in industries, you can explore specific occupations and the qualifications you will need to be employed in that industry. For example, the report shows 80 per cent of workers in Health Care and Social Assistance have a post-school qualification in Vocational Education Training (VET) sectors or higher education. Demand for workers in this industry is strong and continues to grow, and the top employing occupations in the industry are Registered Nurses, Carers, and Receptionists.
The report also provides information and trends of occupations to let you know what career choices are available for your current experience, qualifications, and skills.
Australian Jobs 2021 provides information and services support available for young people including the School Leavers Information Kit (SLIK) and School Leavers Information Service. These services provide support for Australians aged 15-24 on life after school, including opportunities to discover and learn more about where you’re heading with next steps for education, training and work.
When used alongside other resources on Your Career such as the Your Options Now Tool or the Occupation Cards, you can explore specific occupations be equipped with job seeking support to guide you through your job search.
Australian Jobs is produced annually and collates data from sources including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the NSC’s own research, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.