Understanding the labour market
The National Skills Commission (NSC) 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. The NSC also develops new ways to interpret and use data, such as establishing innovative methods to link skills to occupations, and explore transferability of skills, as well as creating experimental datasets to provide timely labour market information.
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.
Help finding a job or choosing a career
Are you looking for your first job, a change in career or a return to the workforce? The Your Career website makes it easy. Your Career is an initiative of the National Careers Institute and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. It provides clear and simple careers information and to assist Australians of all ages and circumstances better plan and manage their career. Your Career helps people find careers information and advice and acts as a single source of careers information for all Australians. Visit the Your Career website to be connected to further education, training or work options to support your current career needs or goals.
The School Leavers Information Kit and Information Service helps young people aged 15 - 24 understand their education, training, and work options in the years following school. School leavers can call, text or email the School Leavers Information Service to talk with a qualified career practitioner for free. These trained professionals can provide support and help school leavers explore occupations related to specific skills, interests and values. They can also help young people navigate and interpret occupational information. Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or SMS ‘SLIS2021’ to 0429 009 435. Young people with a hearing or speech impairment can call 1300 555 727 and ask for 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or go to the National Relay Service website for other options.
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 on the initiative that helps with costs for eligible people who relocate to take up short term agricultural work, including harvest work in Australia.
Information about tertiary education and training
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.
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.