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Sick of saying it? The coming year looks positive for job seekers, with the rise of the services economy shifting away from manufacturing and providing more job opportunities for contractors and work-from-home roles making up the list of Available Jobs for 2019.

According to the latest SEEK Job Growth Report, some of Australia’s fastest-growing jobs can be found in education, government and defense, design, and farming and conservation, offering a variety of opportunities across the country.

Education & Training

The rate of population growth within Australia is higher now than it was for the Baby Boomers, putting pressure on Australia’s education system and driving demand for additional teachers across multiple disciplines. This growth, combined with an influx of parents striving to set their children up for academic success, is also impacting the tutoring industry in a positive manner.

The education and training industry is projected to:

  • Grow 13.3 percent by 2018 – nearly doubling last year’s projection (Industry Projections to November 2019, Department of Employment)
  • Create 58,900 more jobs within five years
  • See 222,000 university undergraduate degrees completed in 2019/2020 (up 25,000), according to the Department of Education

Hot jobs & the courses to help get you there:

  • Teacher Aides & Special Needs Teachers: The latest SEEK Job Growth Report shows the demand for these roles has grown by 112%, with the average salary also increasing slightly (8.8%) over the past year. Get prepared to provide individual support to students with a certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) – no prerequisites required.
  • Primary School Teachers: The SEEK Report also states that the number of job advertisements for teachers in the primary school sector has increased by 96%. If you’re interested in working as a primary school teacher in Australia, you will be required to have a bachelor degree in Primary Education or a postgraduate degree in Primary Education.
Healthcare and Medical

The demand for healthcare and medical workers is being boosted across the country as a result of the aging population and advanced medical treatment technologies.

Consequently, the healthcare and medical industry will see:

  • Job numbers grow 16.3 percent by November 2019, as predicted by the NSW Government
  • Australia faces a shortfall of 109,000 nurses by 2025 (Health Workforce Australia)
  • The trend towards more specialised nursing continues, as experienced nurses approach retirement age and technology makes its mark on the sector
Government & Defence

Jobs in the government and defence sector were in hot demand in 2019, with public service employment in the air force, police and corrections, and policy analysis expected to grow substantially in the New Year.

Hot jobs & the courses to help get you there:

  • Government workers: Job ads for local government workers saw an increase of 77% over the past year across Australia, with federal government roles doubling in Victoria. Looking forward, employment for Intelligence and Policy Analysts to November 2019 is expected to also experience very strong growth (Department of Employment). These Government and Defence courses are a sample of the kinds of courses that can lead to work with the local, state, or federal government, or a role in the navy, army, or air force.
Design & Architecture

The demand for design professionals sky-rocketed in 2019, with the need for architects and interior designers to increase across the country.

In a promising outlook for both sectors:

  • The Housing Industry Association now forecasts over 183,000 new dwellings will be built in 2019
  • Federally funded programs such as Generate Design are seeing innovation and growth brought into Australia’s $33 billion creative industries, fuelling demand for services

Hot jobs & the courses to help get you there:

  • Interior Designers: In 2019, the interior design industry experienced job growth of 62%, with the average salary of an Interior Designer sitting at $76,203. Aspiring Interior Designers have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of interior design with a Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration (MSF50213).
  • Architects: Demand for architects has escalated over the past few years making the profession one of the most sought after in Australia. To work as an architect, key skills include strong design capabilities, an aptitude for business, engineering knowledge, and an understanding of the relevant laws.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT professionals play a vital role across almost every industry in Australia as technology becomes more integral to every facet of our lives. As an enabler of productivity and innovation in the economy, ICT is unmatched with an increased need for more specialist skills.

  • The Department of Employment is predicting strong growth in the demand for technology professions of 12.8 percent by the end of 2019 (Occupation Projections to November 2019, Department of Employment)
  • The highest growth nationwide is expected for computer network professionals, with a 20.5 percent increase projected (Industry Projections to November 2019, Department of Employment)
Building Trades

It’s a great time to be in the building trades, with the construction industry expected to grow 8 percent by November 2019 (Industry Employment Projections 2019 Report, Department of Employment). Building trades jobs are in demand across the country (and not just in urban areas), while technicians and trade workers make up more than half of the industry.

Significant demand is evidenced by:

  • The National Skills Needs List including a number of building trades: bricklayer, cabinetmaker, carpenter, joiner, drainer, electrician, fibrous plasterer, floor finisher, gasfitter, painting trades worker, roof tiler, solid plasterer and stonemason

Building trades expected to rise by 83,500 jobs by the end of 2019 (Industry Employment Projections 2019 Report, Department of Employment)

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