Class of 2020: the Australian Jobs Yearbook

24 November, 2020

Class of 2020: the Australian Jobs Yearbook

Australian Jobs is the National Skills Commission’s (NSC) annual analysis of labour market information and industry trends designed for those considering future training and work.

It is a simple to use publication that offers meaningful insights to inform career choices based on location, industry, occupation, interests and incentives.

Australian Jobs helps identify the qualification levels and industries and jobs most in demand.

When reading by location, users can identify the top employing industries by state or territory. For example, in all Australian States the top employing industry is Health Care and Social Assistance while for both the Territories the top employing industry is Public Administration and Safety. In informing career choices, this may assist job seekers in determining what skills and qualifications they may need based on the top employing industries where they live.

When reading by industry, users can identify how viable a career in an industry may be, the qualification level commonly required by that industry, and the occupations that fall within that industry. In Health Care and Social Assistance, the data shows that demand continues to grow, more than 80% of workers have a post-school qualification, and the top employing occupations in this industry include carers.

When reading by occupation, users can gain insights into trends of specific occupations. In the Community and Personal Service Workers occupations list (which includes Health Care and Social Assistance), the data shows that carers and aides are the top employing occupations, with over 50% of all these workers holding a certificate III or post-school qualification, that more than 80% of these workers are female, and 60% work part-time.

Beyond the report’s sections by location, industry and occupation, you’ll find additional  resources about where vacancies are located, what employers are looking for and how to demonstrate formal education to help achieve your career goals. Used alongside the resources on Your Career such as the Your Options Now tool, as a graduate of 2020 you’ll be equipped with job seeking support relevant to the COVID-19 recovery phase.

To explore Australian Jobs 2020, view the digital version.

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