The Central West Job Market.
According to the Australian Government’s Labour Market Information Portal, industries in the Central West which employ the most people are:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Education and Training
- Retail Trade
- Public Administration and Safety
The industry which is expected to have the most employment growth over the next 5 years in the Central West is Health Care and Social Assistance. According to the National Skills Commission, the Health Care and Social Assistance sector provides opportunities for both high and low skilled careers, with approximately 41% of its employment requiring a Diploma or higher education level and approximately 24% requiring skills to a Certificate II/III level (The shape of Australia’s post COVID-19 workforce, National Skills Commission, 2020).
This program received grant funding from the Australian Government’s National Careers Institute.