The post-pandemic economy is hiring. Companies are looking for workers, employers are posting on job boards – there are even industries struggling to find enough skilled people!
The key to success is finding out where your skills, opportunities and interests meet industry demand. Because even though parts of our world may have been put on hold, your future doesn’t have to be. And now, thanks to the JobTrainer Fund, courses in some of the most in-demand industries are free or low-fee for eligible people.
The industries looking to hire right now
If you want to know the industries hiring right now, the Australian Government’s National Skills Commission has done the work for you. They have researched jobs around the country to find out where the in-demand jobs are right now.
They call these resilient occupations. A resilient occupation is a career that we expect to be around for a long time. It’s a job that is needed and sought after in sectors that are looking to hire people now and in the future.
Thousands of jobs are being created in these resilient occupations, ranging from roles in healthcare and technology to teaching and construction.
To help people gain the skills needed for work in these industries, the Australian Government, in partnership with state and territory governments, are funding free and low-fee places in training courses through the JobTrainer Fund.
JobTrainer courses are open to job seekers, young people, and people looking to reskill or upskill in priority areas including aged care, digital skills, disability support and childcare.
Dive into a career in digital
The devices and networks that have helped us stay connected throughout the pandemic are growing, and with them comes the need for workers with digital skills.
We’re relying more than ever on technology to help keep us connected, productive and entertained.
As a result, Australia is going to need an extra 6.5 million digital workers in the next 4 years.
You can take advantage of the demand in these rapidly expanding fields by undertaking digital skills courses like a Certificate III or IV in Information Technology, designed to prepare you for exciting roles in areas like web design, software development and networking.
The best part? Your place in these courses could be funded by JobTrainer, so you get to upskill in a new field for free or a low fee.
We know technology will be a part of our lives for a long time to come, training now can prepare you for careers in areas that will always be on the lookout for people with current skills.
Make a real impact in care and support
Care and support workers can make a meaningful difference in someone’s life every single day.
The continued growth of the NDIS and an ageing population mean that the care and support workforce is set to grow by around 140,000 workers by 2024.
The industry is looking to fill rewarding roles across a variety of areas including aged care, disability support, and veterans support.
You can upskill or reskill for a care and support career through several different pathways with free or low-fee courses through the JobTrainer Fund.
For example, if you’re interested in providing one-on-one care, consider undertaking a course like a Certificate III in Individual Support.
If combining science, health and personal care sounds more your tempo, you might consider a course like a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. In this course, you'll learn to aid healthcare professionals in fields like physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Whichever path you choose, it’s a great way to prepare you for jobs with employers who are seeking out passionate, qualified and skilled people to join their industry.
Training for your future
There are new job positions emerging in Australia and the cost of upskilling or reskilling doesn’t need to be a roadblock to your career pathway. With JobTrainer, you can prepare yourself to enter an in-demand industry and have your course fees subsidised.
Browse the courses available through the JobTrainer Fund and find out if you’re eligible by visiting the MySkills website.