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South Australia needs skills

Over the next few years, 42 out of the 50 careers predicted to have the highest growth will need technical skills, like the ones you get through an apprenticeship.

Research shows that, five years after completing their education, VET graduates are 25% more likely than Bachelor Degree graduates to have a full-time job. Chances are, the VET grads will be on higher incomes and they won’t have significant study debt.

5,200

new jobs in defence

11,000

new jobs in cyber security

20,000

new jobs in the space industry

You can build a skilled career in an emerging industry

Defence projects, including building fleets of submarines and frigates, are expected to create around 5,200 jobs in South Australia by the mid to late 2020s.

Cyber security is also set for growth, with an estimated 11,000 new jobs to be created over the next decade.

The Australian Space Agency will open in Adelaide later this year, bringing world-class technology and up to 20,000 jobs by 2030.

An estimated 6,000 new full-time jobs will be needed over the next few years in health and disability, with the recent rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) significantly increasing demand for qualified carers.

Explore your career options now, and take note of the projected job openings. This will tell you whether the career you’re interested in is going to grow over the next five years.

Shipbuilding jobs on the rise

South Australia is the national centre of naval shipbuilding. As more shipbuilding projects start and ramp up, there will be a range of jobs for boilermakers, welders, electricians, fitters, machinists, sheet metal workers, and more.

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