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In Demand Jobs in Sydney and New South Wales

Are you looking for new career opportunities in Sydney and New South Wales? Why not get into an industry that is struggling to find enough employees? If you don’t know where to begin your search for these in demand jobs, don’t worry!

The Australian Government has surveyed employers across Sydney and the rest of NSW to find out what jobs employers are struggling to fill. With this list, you can now find out which industries are actively hiring and learn how you can apply for these positions.

Here are 5 jobs and careers with shortages or hiring difficulties:

1. Child Care Centre Managers

The need for more child care managers has risen because of the increase in overall demand for child care services by Australian families. Together with stricter national standards, this has caused a boom in the number of long day care facilities that are all in need of more qualified staff and supervisors.

Child Care Centre ManagerThese managers are in charge of operating centre-based facilities. Their responsibilities include creating development programs, managing staff members like childhood educators and making sure that their centre complies with the national quality standards.

Status: State-wide shortage with only 58% of vacancies filled

Employment growth: Very Strong until at least November 2018

How to Apply for these Jobs: The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the standard qualification for child care centre managers. This qualification helps students develop the skills and knowledge essential to run a child care facility. It includes sections on directing employees, complying with local and national regulations and promoting high quality services. Managers with current qualifications and relevant experience are most sought after by employers.

Related Careers: Many managers start out as early childhood educators which allows them to gain valuable work experience in this industry. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the latest standard for those who want to build a career in child care.

2. Secondary School Teachers

Secondary School Teachers

School teachers have the important responsibility of educating our youth.  They typically teach one or more subjects and are in charge of their students’ intellectual, social and physical development. They also implement a prescribed curriculum by using a variety of teaching techniques.

Status: Recruitment difficulty for teachers of specific subjects

Employment growth: Very Strong until at least November 2018

How to Apply for these Jobs: The vast majority of teachers hold either a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Diploma in Education. Teachers who specialise in subjects like mathematics, physics and technological and applied studies are particularly in demand. Candidates who already hold a degree in a field other than education (eg. a bachelor degree in mathematics, English, history, science etc) may qualify to work as a teacher by completing a Graduate Diploma in Education.

Related Careers: Many teachers choose to become trainers and assessors to make use of their facilitation skills. This allows them to become a corporate trainer or teach nationally accredited courses in TAFE institutes and RTOs. The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the Australian standard for those who want to become a qualified trainer.

3. Hairdressers

Hairdressers are in shortage in Australia's metropolitan areasHairdressers help people look their best by styling and cutting hair. They may also assist with treating scalp conditions. They typically work in unisex salons or specialist barbers in metropolitan and regional areas. Hairdressers are in short supply across the state of NSW with many advertised job vacancies left unfilled.

Status: State-wide shortage with only 42% of vacancies filled

Employment Growth: Moderate growth until November 2018

How to Apply for these Jobs: 90% of employers are looking for qualified workers who have completed an apprenticeship and have experience on-the-job. The typical entry path to this career is gaining the Certificate III in Hairdressing which can be done through a 4 year apprenticeship.

4. Registered Nurses

Registered nurses provide health services to a wide range of clients. This includes hospital patients, aged care residents and those in community centres. They work as a team with other health professionals to provide treatment, therapy and medication based on accepted standards.

Aged and Disabled CarersStatus: Regional shortage with recruitment difficulties

Employment Growth: Very strong until November 2018

How to Apply for these Jobs: Many registered nurses start their career by attaining a Bachelor Degree in Nursing, and more than half of all registered nurses have this as their highest qualification. Nurses must register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia before they can practise anywhere in the country.

Related Careers: Aged carers work alongside nurses in aged care facilities, community centres and even private residences. This occupation is expected to grow very strongly due to the ageing population of Australia. The Certificate III in Aged Care or in Home and Community Care qualifications are two of the most popular ways to start work as an aged care professional.

5. Architects

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Architects design all sorts of buildings for different purposes like recreational, commercial or residential use. They consult with both clients and contractors to create structural plans that combine structural and mechanical elements with quality standards.

Status: Recruitment difficulty for specific industries

Employment Growth: Strong until November 2018

How to Apply for these Jobs: All architects hold either a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Diploma in Architecture. Architects must register with their state/territory Architects’ Board before they can offer services to the public.

Career Recap

Employers in Metropolitan and regional areas in New South Wales, including Sydney, are having trouble filling many jobs in a range of industries. If you’re looking for new job and career opportunities, this is an ideal time to seek more education & training or “brush up” your current qualifications in order to apply for these vacancies.

You can find the complete list of in demand jobs and find out what employers are looking for by visiting the Department of Employment website.

Once you’ve seen a job that interests you, find out what qualifications and experience you will need to get the jobs you want. Make your plan and start on your new career today!

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  • Colin mooney says:

    Im interested in moving to Australia I have a NVQ Level 3 and a D32 and D33 assessing qualification how can I go about applying

    • Luke Imbong Luke Imbong says:

      Hi Colin! Do you have copies of your NVQ Level 3 and other qualifications? You can use these to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Australian courses that are related to your previous work and training experience. It’s important to get your foreign qualifications recognised and count towards Australian standards since many employers look for these national qualifications from their candidates.

      In your case, the NVQ Level 3 looks to be closely related with the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cert IV TAE), which is the national standard for trainers and assessors. You can get this qualification by enroling in the course online and completing the requirements. You can even decrease the number of units you have to take if you have copies of your NVQ and proof of any recent training-related work experience.

      If you’re not sure how to start, you can request an information pack on the Cert IV TAE page with all the course details. You can also speak with our Course Coordinator to ask any questions you might have 🙂

      Cheers!
      -Luke

  • Barbara Pashut says:

    I’m interested in getting more information
    Thanks
    Barbara

  • Bartlett Workplace says:

    Hey thanks Luke… Great research and analysis done… Please let such informative stuff keep coming from you…

    • Luke Imbong Luke Imbong says:

      Thank you! You can check out our other blog articles if you want to know more about in demand jobs and skill shortages Australia-wide 🙂

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