Train for the jobs that need people, now.

28 September, 2020
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Train for the jobs that need people, now.

If you had only been in the workforce for a few years before COVID-19 left you unemployed, you are probably feeling pretty lousy right now.

Finding a job in such a difficult time isn’t easy.

One option you might consider is online training and learning, through higher education providers or vocational education and training (VET), in occupations and industries where employers are looking for people.

There are currently employment opportunities in industries and occupations like:

  • Health care and social assistance
  • Public administration and safety
  • Education and training
  • Nurse managers
  • Software and applications programmers
  • Bookkeepers
  • ICT support technicians
  • Accountants
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals
  • Carers and aides

There are courses in these fields available through higher education providers or VET including short and longer courses, depending on which area you choose. View Your Options Now.

Higher education

Many higher education providers offer short courses in areas of skills need.

The Australian Government’s coronavirus relief package for the higher education sector is offering six-month online courses targeted at areas of national demand like teaching, health and science. Find out more at Course Seeker.


Many registered training organisations/training providers offer VET short courses in areas of skills need. Find out more at My Skills.

For help with your career:

If your wellbeing is being impacted by COVID-19 but you don’t know where to start looking for support, the COVID-19 support page has some information and links that could assist you.

Explore Careers

Narrow down your occupation and study options using one of the pages below.

Complete a quick questionnaire and explore occupations that suit you.

Take your next step now: find the types of jobs currently available or a short course to build on your skills.