February 1, 2021

Educational level and employability in Australia

According to the most recent Australian Jobs Report , Health, Personal Service and Professional sectors are the industries with higher demand of workers nowadays. And what is interesting to see is that a large majority of people employed in those sectors (over 85%) have completed a Bachelor or higher degree. Nonetheless, there are also opportunities rising for those studying VET courses or those looking for, but who doesn’t qualify for a Master’s degree entry.

One of the major impacts that COVID-19 had in our life was the unprecedented fall of employment opportunities all around the country, as a result of massive shutdowns of non-essential services and trading restrictions in place. Nonetheless, some industries have been stronger than others and have succeeded to pick up faster due to their nature.

It is possible to say that today, the following industries in Australia are performing better than in other countries,

  • Machinery Operators and Drivers (Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators and Delivery Drivers).
  • Professionals (for example, Speech Professionals and Audiologists, Other Medical Practitioners and Midwives).
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (Aged and Disabled Carers and Security Officers and Guards).

The agro sector

Workers involved in the Agricultural and Operations services are mainly living and working in Regional areas of Australia. The majority of them holds an educational degree that equals a Certificate III or higher VET qualification.

Moreover, most of those workers are young people within their 15 to 25 years of age.

Occupations such as packers; agricultural, forestry and horticultural plant operators; gardeners and nursery labourers are picking up faster than others. These, as well, have a tendency to employ a good amount of international students and temporary visitors on work visas.

In order for International Graduates of Regional Areas of Australia to be qualified to perform these jobs, VET courses are available and in higher demand since 2020 such as Cert. III, IV and Diploma in Horticulture, Cert. III in Production Nursery , Diploma of Conservation and Land Management and Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness.

These courses provide a path to a Regional Visa as well and is still not a saturated educational path for those that are looking to stand out from the multitudes.

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The health and personal services sector

Opposite to what is happening in the Agro sector, professionals involved in the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of the australian citizens are mostly graduated from Bachelor or Master´s courses. And while 10 to 26% of those professionals are self-employed, most of them are working for private and public companies in the industry.

Registered Nurses, Aged and Disabled carers, Child Carers, Support Workers and Receptionist are some of the professions in highest demand in the sector.

At the same time, professionals involved in Software developing, ICT, Civil Engineering and Accounting have been resilient to the misfortunes that COVID-19 brought.  This is a highly skilled workforce, with more than 80% holding post-school qualifications. Professionals represent 59% of this industry and more than a quarter are self-employed.

Courses such as Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Social Work, MBA and MBA in Health Services Management have seen a rise in students enrolments and at the same time many education providers are being empathic with the current situation and offering scholarships of up to a 50% of the price.

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