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Careers of the future

The world is changing, and the future of work changes with it. Over the coming years, employment will be impacted by many factors that affect jobs and careers. 

But change represents opportunity. While some industries may shrink over time, other industries are expected to grow and adapt. 

Choosing the right course now means you’re qualified in an industry that will remain in demand over time. 
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Some of Western Australia’s most in-demand industries

Information Technology

Early Childhood Education and care


Aged and disability care 



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)

Last updated on March 15, 2024