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Western Australia's most in demand industries


    Western Australia (WA) is home to a diverse range of industries; with a mix of emerging startups, global businesses and long-established companies. WA has plenty of career opportunities on offer. Some of the most in-demand jobs are found in WA's mining sector, but there's growing demand in healthcare, education and accounting as well.

    To give you an idea of the incredible variety of career opportunities available, here's our guide to WA's most in-demand industries.


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    Most businesses and people need to use bookkeeping and financial reporting skills at some point. Accounting qualifications from TIWA will provide you with a wide range of career options.

    If you have a talent for numbers, consider our accounting courses – FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting.

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    Aged and disability care

    Aged and disability care workers provide necessary care and support to people who require it due to age or disability. Depending on a person's needs, an aged care or disability worker may be assisting clients with their daily activities, mobility, and providing companionship and emotional support. Managing medication and recreational activities is also part of the job.

    Australia has an aging population that is requiring more support and care workers. If you're interested in pursuing this career, consider the course CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

    Early Childhood Education and care


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    There are many different careers that you can pursue within the healthcare industry and in WA. Nursing is a very in-demand career and a rewarding and fulfilling profession, enabling you to provide care and support for those who need it. You can choose to study enrolled nursing at TIWA and use it as a pathway to higher level nursing programs at university.    

    If you're interested in enrolled nursing, consider our courses – 52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies and HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing.

    Information technology (IT)

    Businesses are relying more on digital technology. Therefore, the demand for IT specialists continues to rise. 

    An IT role largely involves managing and operating computer systems. These systems can include internet networks, software, online data, and cybersecurity. Due to the widespread reliance on digital networks and computer systems, people working in this industry can find work in almost any sector. 

      What makes an in-demand career?

      The Skills Priority List 

      Every two years, the Australian Government releases the Skills priority list, which provides a rating of the current and future demand for occupations. View the current Skills Priority List(opens in a new tab)

      The WA graduate occupation list

      The WA Graduate occupation list (WAGOL) is a list of Western Australia’s in-demand professions for graduates. Should you meet requirements, additional migration pathways may also become available. View the WAGOL(opens in a new tab)

      To develop strong links with industry to succeed in the future employment market, choose TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) for globally recognised courses delivered by dedicated lecturers with industry experience and connections. Check out the wide range of courses that TIWA has to offer and detailed information on the application process

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      Last updated on November 6, 2023