My advice to job seekers in tough times is, if in doubt, go back to study. It was a truism when I was in my teens and 20s, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and it’s true now.
Just watch out for paying huge fees. Check out if the Federal or state government will fully pay or part pay for you to study.
I’ve copied and pasted some information below from the Australian Government’s Future Outlook for jobs website. Beware about construction work as that varies highly from state to state.
The Covid-19 restrictions means there are less migrants, so there will be less demand for houses.
There is likely to be demand in industries where employment has grown strongly in recent years, including:
Workers will be needed in the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry to support the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), investments in hospitals, and the growing demand for aged care, childcare, and home-care based services. Some of the jobs likely to need workers are:
Qualified and highly educated workers will be needed in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry. Check out career pathways for jobs like these:
Workers will be needed in the Education and Training industry. The number of school-aged children is growing, and there’s demand for adult and community education. This means teachers and support workers like these will be needed:
Below TAFE has drilled down and included some typical salary figures. You might want to check out how accurate they are in the job market, as TAFE tend to pump their courses up.
Also, some TAFE courses are better than others, if you know what I mean. Read student course reviews closely. You don’t want a dinosaur teacher!