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Jobs of the future

by TAFE NSW

Many of the professions predicted to enjoy future popularity are due to the ageing population and the digital boom

Life isn’t static. And neither is the job market. Times will always be changing and this means the demand for different jobs and trades will change with them. Jobs that were popular and in high demand 10 years ago might be waning now, due to a change in technology, method of service delivery, consumer demand or other trends or factors.

Here is our pick of six professions that look set to increase in popularity over the next five to 10 years. Some of them are professions that have already been around for many years and are enjoying a steady increase in popularity. Others are roles that barely existed 10 or 15 years ago. Read more…

University isn’t the only road to success

by TAFE NSW

Close to 80 per cent of VET graduates were employed within the first six months of completing their training

Some of the most successful and well-known Australians have made their fortune bypassing university altogether. Big names like fashion designer Alex Perry, AFL super star Adam Goodes, and even former Prime Minister Paul Keating chose TAFE rather than university to get their start.

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How to be a computer hacker

by TAFE NSW

Ethical hackers… need to be able to think like hackers and be capable of identifying vulnerabilities in their client’s computer system

Computer hacking involves seeking out and then exploiting weak points in a computer system or network. It’s believed that members of the ’70s counterculture in America pioneered computer hacking and that it started off as a form of protest that sought to inconvenience or embarrass corporations and governments.

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What my Dad taught me

by TAFE NSW

No matter what you do or what you want to achieve in life, never give up, always keep going and never stop

Dad is usually our first hero and though he may not have all the formal qualifications, he is often our first teacher as well (sure, Mum may have also played a role here :P).

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Your career path – choose wisely

by TAFE NSW

Whatever career (or backup career) you decide is right for you, there’s likely a course at TAFE NSW that can help you achieve your goals

Unsure of what’s the right job for you? Pondering the following should help clarify what kind of career you should pursue. Read more…

My Story: Becoming a real life superhero

by TAFE NSW

Education gives us choices, improves our self-confidence and ensures we are more capable of dealing with life

Jumping into study can be daunting, but when you have been out of the game for 35 years it can be petrifying! Doubts start creeping in, you tell yourself you’re not smart enough or you’re too old to start all over again. This fear may be robbing you of the career you’ve always wanted. That’s what Patricia McGrath found when she toyed with the idea of heading back to study after a long break from education.

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How TAFE can prepare you for study

by TAFE NSW

TAFE can assist you in overcoming the language or numeracy difficulties standing in the way of you achieving your goals

Part of TAFE’s mission is to make sure those who might otherwise fall through the cracks – people who left school early, migrants from non-English-speaking backgrounds, refugees – can access the kind of educational opportunities others take for granted.

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