Looking for a new career?

There comes a time where we all need to hit ‘refresh’ on the work front. 

Sometimes the solution is short-term (like going on a well-deserved break), but other times it may need to be more long-term, such as moving into a new industry for better career fulfilment.

If you’re looking to make a big career change but haven’t pinpointed exactly what you want to do, it might be time turn to your interests and strengths to help guide you to your ideal role.

Here are five popular industries to consider when planning your move, and the courses that could open doors to your new career…

Looking for a new career? Courses that open doors

Child Care

Are you great with kids, have boundless energy and don’t mind a bit of finger painting fun? A career in childcare could be for you.

There are a range of different paths you could take in the child care field such as early childhood teaching, working at a pre-school or family day care centre or being a nanny.

Each day is guaranteed to be different from the next so it’s the ideal role for someone who loves a bit of variety at work.

If a rewarding career working with children sounds like you, take the first step into the childcare industry with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC30113).

Building and Construction

If you’re fascinated by construction sites, enjoy working with your hands and love taking things apart to figure out how they’re put together, you could have a career in building ahead of you.

Construction, whether it’s of the commercial or residential variety, is Australia’s third largest industry and offers varied roles such as builder, construction manager or trade contractor.

If you’re looking to build a new career in this industry, a course such as a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110) can help you establish yourself in this field.

Real Estate

If you’re a people person who loves checking out property sites just for fun and counts real estate reality TV shows as the ideal binge-watching experience, a career in real estate could suit you to a tee.

With property values in Australia experiencing an upward trajectory over the last few years, real estate has proven to be a dynamic industry to get into.

Whether you want to become a real estate agent or a property manager, or you’re aspiring to run your own real estate agency one day, there’s no better time than now to make the change into an exciting new career.

Are you sold on this career? Start your training now with a Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management) (CPP50307).


If computers are your thing and you can often be found trying to tinker with new programs or trying to soup up your PC, you could be destined for a career in IT.

A report into Australia’s digital economy conducted by Deloitte Access Economics has projected IT will continue to grow rapidly over the next few years and is estimated to become a $139 billion industry by 2020.

Along with its growth potential, there’s also a variety of different roles you could explore in this industry whether it be an IT office manager, a systems manager or an IT systems administrator.

Get the start of your IT career off the ground with a Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115) via OTEN – Open Training Education Network (RTO 90004).

Youth Work

If you’re able to easily develop a rapport with anyone you meet, and are looking for a career that’s both challenging and rewarding, it might be time to consider a career in youth work.

The job opportunities in this industry range from residential youth workers to youth and family resources officers and youth case workers.

The roles and responsibilities in this area of work can be varied, and at times challenging, but it's ultimately a rewarding career that would allow you to make a difference in a young person’s life.

Relevant training is highly regarded in the youth work field, as it demonstrates experience and the ability to put theory into practice. A course such as the Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413) trains graduates to work with adolescents and requires no educational entry requirements to get started.

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