Help finding a job or choosing a career
School Leavers Information Kit and School Leavers Information Service
This kit has a range of resources and information to help school leavers understand their education, training and work options in 2021. For more tailored support or guidance, school leavers can call, text or email the School Leavers Information Service to talk to an information officer or careers practitioner.
Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or sms 'SLIS2020' to 0429 009 435 to chat to someone who can help you. This is a free service, however, minimal call/text costs may apply. If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment and/or have a speech impairment, call 1300 555 727 (speak and listen) and ask for 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or go to the National Relay Service website for other options.
Job Outlook can help you make decisions about study and training, getting your first job, or the next step in your career. It provides information about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projections. It also has a careers quiz to help you identify what type of work you most like doing, and the skills match tool which will show you jobs and careers that match your skill set.
The Job Jumpstart website is a one-stop-shop for practical, independent and free employment planning advice. The website offers information and resources for young people, to help them
- learn about the different ways to contact employers about jobs
- find out about the jobs and industries that might suit them
- understand how to develop their skills and build their experience
- learn how to make their job application stand out
- adjust to the workforce and understand their workplace rights and responsibilities.
The What’s Next? website provides a range of online resources to help workers facing retrenchment to manage the transition to their next job as quickly as possible.
Information about tertiary education and training
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Provides information about Australian universities, including study experiences and employment outcomes.
An online database of Vocational Education and Training options, including information about providers, courses, outcomes and fees.
Information on training packages, qualifications, courses, units of competency and Registered Training Organisations.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Provides research and statistics about Vocational Education and Training and the links between education and the labour market.
An online career exploration service which includes information on a range of career-related topics.
Understanding the labour market
National Skills Commission
The National Skills Commission provides data and insights on Australia’s labour market, workforce changes and identifies current and emerging skills needs. It routinely publishes information on a range of labour market issues such as the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and identifying emerging occupations within Australia.
Labour Market Information Portal
The National Skills Commission’s Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market.