There are a few areas of employment where skilled workers are always in demand somewhere, and the right qualifications could enable you to travel and work anywhere in the world.
You want… to work in hospitality
Possible careers: Chef, baker, hotel manager, café manager, restauranteur
The hospitality industry is hugely important in Australia and New Zealand, and both countries take training for it extremely seriously! With strong employment opportunities all over the world it’s a great profession to be involved in. Courses in Australia and New Zealand are strongly industry focused and will set you on the right path for your career in the hospitality industry, whether you fancy opening up a coffee shop or aspire to your own Michelin star.
Find colleges offering courses in Cooking & Bakery or Tourism & Hospitality.
You want… to learn a new trade
Possible careers: Bricklayer, cabinet maker, mechanic, locksmith, painter and decorator, plasterer, floor and wall tiler, wall and ceiling liner, welder, fitter
Would you like to retrain in an internationally recognised trade, and gain a new, sought-after skill? Tradespeople are in high demand all over the world at the moment, including in Australia and New Zealand. These trades courses provide the practical and theoretical training that will allow you to work in your chosen trade. You need to be physically fit for these courses, and be prepared to spend a lot of time on your feet – but it’ll all be worth it, particularly when you think of the job prospects available when you qualify.
Find colleges offering courses in Trades or Building, Construction & Engineering.
You want… to be involved in the engineering industry
Areas: Oil and gas, mechanical, electrical, mining
Australia is often described as one big quarry – dig down and you’ll find resources and minerals aplenty! Engineering is a booming industry in several parts of the country with great opportunities available, whether you want to work in the mines themselves, on an oil-rig or somewhere a bit closer to your (Australian) home.
Find courses offering courses in Building, Construction & Engineering.
There are many transferrable qualifications that you can gain at colleges, talk to Study Options to talk about your different options.