If you or someone you know is affected by COVID-19 there is information to help students, parents, education/training providers and job seekers on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment's website.
The information includes:
- Support for apprentices and trainees
- Information for job seekers, and participants
- Support for Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees.
Find other news, updates and advice from Government agencies about COVID-19 on australia.gov.au.
Understanding your skills as the jobs in demand change
The Australian labour market is changing rapidly as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.
Despite the considerable uncertainty around what job opportunities may be available in the future, it is important to understand the skills you have built in past jobs and how this experience equips you to work in a range of different jobs you may not have previously considered, but might be in demand.
Skills Match is designed to help you identify your skills, then present you with new job ideas you may be able to transfer these skills into. For example, using Skills Match, we found that people employed in the largest five occupations (Waiters, Kitchenhands, Bar Attendants and Baristas, Chefs and Sales Assistants) in the Accommodation and Food Services industry may have the necessary skills to transition into the jobs in demand now that support important services like:
- Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers
- Commercial Cleaners
- Food and Drink Factory Workers
- Pharmacy Sales Assistants
- Shelf Fillers
- Truck Drivers
- Stock Clerks
- Hospital Orderlies
- Aged and Disabled Carers
- Nursing Support Workers
- Personal Care Assistants
- Call Centre or Contact Centre Operators
Search the Job Outlook website to find out more about the work environment and skill requirements for these jobs. Additional information about Skills Match can be found here: https://www.employment.gov.au/newsroom/new-tool-help-workers-pave-way-their-next-career-move