The future is in your hands
Want to learn new skills for your current job? Ready to explore an occupation you’re dreaming about?
Curious where the jobs of the future will be? Keen to start your own business and need skills?
Whatever pathway you’re on, when you build your skills, you build a more secure future.
Unless you already know exactly what you want to do, finding the right course or occupation can feel a bit overwhelming.
So let’s break it down.
The best place to start is with you. It’s helpful to start by asking yourself:
- What interests you or makes you curious?
- What are you good at?
- What do you already know about?
The answers to these questions can often uncover your best starting point.
Don’t forget the bigger picture
Learning new skills can certainly get you into a job quicker — but it’s not always about securing a job today.
Each skill you build can be a stepping stone towards great opportunities in the future.
That’s why it’s good to keep the big picture in mind.
Knowledge is power
Before you rush into a career decision:
- read about your options on relevant websites such as this site and the Australian Government’s Your Career
- speak with others who have knowledge on careers, courses and training
- take the time to reflect upon what’s going to be right for you
This way you'll know the skills you learn today will prepare you for your best future.
Stretch your opportunities further
Most people living in Australia will make five to seven career moves in a lifetime.
This requires some planning and flexible thinking, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Building a career that grows with you is one of the best ways to expand your options and to enjoy new and dynamic experiences.
Finding it a challenge to know which career or training is going to be right for you?
It’s important to know that most people feel like this at some stage. It’s actually rarer to know exactly what you want to do!
The good news is you can easily access support to figure out what you want.
Visit Your Career for lots of Australian Government resources about different opportunities that might suit you.
For course information or to explore a traineeship or apprenticeship, chat with us at the Skills Infoline on 1800 673 097.