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Job market information gives you details of what jobs are in demand by industry and employers at the moment, and also predicts the jobs that will be needed in the future.

Knowing this will help you decide on a career that will lead to lots of great job opportunities. There are many useful websites that can give you lots of job market information.

Government Websites

The commonwealth and state governments gather data from all industries in Australia to help them identify industry trends and to plan for economic growth. They have the latest information on skills and jobs currently in demand by Australian industry, and predictions about what jobs and skills will be needed in the future. A couple of these websites are:

Australian Government Department of Employment - Commonwealth Govt. website with information on:-

  • Labour Market

  • Industry

  • Industry reports and charts

  • Regional information

  • Skills Shortages by occupation

  • Regional reports & charts

  • Education & training links

  • Employment

Labour Market Insights - Commonwealth Govt. information portal which covers:-

  • Skills shortages

  • Labour market reports

  • Labour market statistics

  • Employment projections

  • Industry information

  • Job outlook

Industry Association websites

Industry associations are made up of a number of different member organisations, usually companies selling or providing the same product or service.

They represent and promote the interests of their members and provide support to businesses at a national, state or regional level. They often have up to date information on jobs, training and careers in their industries.

There are industry associations for music and the arts; community services; engineering; information technology; retail; manufacturing, and many more.

It’s worth checking out their websites to find out the latest news on industry trends, and the jobs and careers that are in demand.

Visit Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to access the full directory of Australian industry associations.

Company websites

Most companies have their own websites, and any have information about jobs and careers inside their business. They advertise current job vacancies, and some have regular recruitment programs for entry level positions such as apprenticeships, traineeships and cadetships.

Visit company websites regularly to find out about the jobs and careers available, and the skills and training you'll need.

News media

News media, such as newspapers, TV and radio news, are a great resource for finding out information about industry developments, new companies and new jobs in your local area and other places.

Visit Online Newspapers to link to these websites across Australia.

Other employment services and supports

There are many federal and state government programs that can help support young people get into a job and stay in the workforce. Many are run through community based organisations, and are probably available in locations close to you.

Federal and state government programs (all links open in a new window)





Interview Clothing Assistance


Fitted for Work (Vic & NSW)

Dress for Success

Ready Set (Vic)

Wage Check

Advice on wages and conditions

Fair Work Ombudsmen - Minimum wages

Employment Rights

Employment rights legal centre


Centrelink Services

Contact page for Centrelink youth services

Services Australia - Contact us

Work for the Dole

Work experience program

Workforce Australia - Work for the Dole

Employment Services


Australian Government Department of Social Services - Disability and Carers

Workforce Australia Jobsearch

Centre for Multicultural Youth

Services and programs for young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds

Centre for Multicultural Youth

Aboriginal Services

Job notifications and support services for looking for work, studying and training


Services Australia

LGBTIQA+ Services

List of, and links to, state and national community services and organisations

Star Observer

Business Start up

Crowd funding, business enterprise centre and business angels


Business Enterprise Centre (BEC)

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