Top 10 Jobs in High Demand Over the Next 5 Years

Post by Open Colleges on August 30th, 2022

Thinking of upskilling? Now is the time!

Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor said: “One of the biggest challenges facing businesses is they are struggling to find workers with the skills for the jobs available.”

According to the Albanese government, it is projected that over the next five years, nine out of 10 jobs will require a post-secondary qualification. So, what are the top 10 in demand professions?

Keep reading to find out!


1. Construction Managers and Civil Engineering Professionals

A construction manager ensures that projects are completed on time and under budget. According to Payscale, the average median wage is $111, 709.

2. A civil engineer designs and oversees the construction of public works, and other large infrastructure projects. 

At Open Colleges, we offer the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) and the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Whether you’re looking to get a builder’s licence or take the next step in your career and get off-the-tools, now is the perfect time to do it.

3. Early Childhood Teachers

Early Childhood Teachers are responsible for the basic health and well-being of their students. They help children develop vocabulary, as well as numeracy skills.

If you love working with children and want to give them the best start in life, a career in early childhood education could be very rewarding. 

Check out our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Courses Online

4. Registered Nurses

A registered nurse (RN) is a healthcare professional who provides direct patient care, assesses a patient’s health needs, and provides critical emotional support to both patients and their families. RNs work in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Want to become a registered nurse? Learn from experienced nurses and clinical specialists onsite at Open Colleges School of Health's  state-of-the-art campuses in Adelaide and Perth.

5. ICT Business and Systems Analysts

The cyber security industry is facing a massive skills shortage, with a cyber crime being reported every ten minutes in Australia. This is why Systems analysts are so vital, as they are the ones responsible for maintaining and improving computer systems for an organisation and its clients.

This in-demand career offers variety, challenges, and a host of exciting job opportunities.


6. Software and Applications Programmers

Open Colleges has partnered with Avanade to bring it to you. On completing this course and passing the exams, you’ll obtain four globally recognised Azure certifications from Microsoft, as well as an AIICT Certified Data Science Professional certification. Please Note: This course is not avalible anymore. 

7. Electricians

Electricians are tradesmen and women who design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical wiring systems. According to, the average wage for an Electrician is an enviable $103, 838!

Get started today! We offer the Certificate IV In Building & Construction and the Diploma of Building & Construction Online

8. Chefs

A chef is a professional cook who oversees food preparation and manages all aspects of a kitchen, including the other cooks. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer any cooking courses. But maybe in the future!

9. Child Carers

childcare worker is a qualified professional who takes care of children and assists with their development. For working parents, a childcare worker provides an essential service, which is one of the reasons they are in high demand.

Our nationally recognised courses in Early Childhood Education and Care will prepare you for a career in childcare, helping you develop the skills and knowledge to provide a healthy, safe and caring environment for children. Check out our CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support and our CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

10. Aged and Disabled Carers

This booming industry is in dire need for workers. Aged care workers arrange and facilitate activities designed to enhance the different kinds of wellbeing — emotional, social and physical. This growing sector offers a variety of job prospects, including Care Worker, Community Care Worker, Nursing Assistant or Home Care Assistant. 

Check out our:

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

One in five people has a disability and as the sector continues to grow, employers are actively seeking qualified, compassionate workers. Enrol in our popular CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability   

Upskill today with Open Colleges! We also offer a 7-day free trial for many of our courses.

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