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  • Certificate II in Skills for Work and Training
    National Course Code: 10089NAT
    Skills for Work and Training

    This course is for people who wish to access employment, education and training to: - enhance career opportunities and employment pathways; - develop communication…

      • Location
      • Meadowbank Campus
      • Qualification
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  • Certificate III in Automotive Sales
    National Course Code: AUR31012
    Automotive Sales

    This qualification is for people who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to perform sales-related tasks in the automotive retail, service or repair industry …

      • Location
      • Ultimo Campus
      • Qualification
      • Certificate (III)
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  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting
    National Course Code: HLT31812
    Dental Assisting

    This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to assist a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during all health care procedures, to help…

      • Location
      • OTEN - Distance Education
      • Qualification
      • Certificate (III)
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  • Arts, media and entertainment

    The creative arts offer you an incredible industry of design and communication: from the power of photography, music and visual arts through to the disciplines of radio and television. It's a massive industry employing over 151,000 people.

    Whatever your interest there's a role in the industry for you.

    Career possibilities

    • Actor
    • Animator
    • Artist/Painter
    • Arts administrator or manager
    • Author
    • Band manager/music agent
    • Binder and finisher
    • Cameraman/operator (film, TV, video)
    • Ceramic artist/potter
    • Cinema theatre facilities manager
    • Community cultural development officer
    • Desktop publisher
    • Digital media developer
    • Digital photographic printer
    • Digital printer
    • Director (film, video, TV, radio, stage)
    • Exhibition developer and manager
    • Fashion designer
    • Gallery or museum manager
    • Gallery or museum technician
    • Gallery or museum volunteer guide
    • Glass artist
    • Graphic designer
    • Graphic pre-press trades worker
    • Illustrator
    • Industrial designer
    • Interior decorator
    • Interior designer
    • Jeweller
    • Jewellery designer
    • Journalist or writer
    • Lighting technician
    • Media producer
    • Multimedia specialist
    • Museum assistant/conservator/curator
    • Music professional
    • Musician
    • Painter (visual arts)
    • Photographer
    • Photographer's assistant
    • Printing machinist
    • Printmaker
    • Production and post-production assistant/technician (media, film, video, TV, radio, stage)
    • Screen printer
    • Sculptor
    • Singer
    • Stage manager
    • Teacher of Visual Arts
    • Technical director
    • TV equipment operator
  • Business and finance

    Are you focused on success? If you're a great communicator and goal-driven then you're made for business. You might choose a path in accounting, financial planning, marketing, management or business administration. You'll be set to work in businesses large and small, or set out and start your own.

    Career possibilities

    • Accountant
    • Accounts clerk
    • Advertising professional
    • Auditor
    • Bookkeeper
    • Business administration manager
    • Call or customer contact centre operator/supervisor
    • Clerical and office support worker
    • Customs broker
    • Debt collector/commercial agent
    • Events operator/manager
    • Financial professional (investment, credit, debt, superannuation, mortgage)
    • Human resource adviser
    • Importer/exporter
    • Items and information coordinator/manager
    • Keyboard operator
    • Legal professional
    • Local government legislator
    • Manager/chief executive
    • Market research analyst
    • Marketing professional/manager
    • Medical administrator
    • Occupational health and safety adviser
    • Private investigator
    • Project manager
    • Property manager
    • Public relations professional
    • Purchasing officer
    • Receptionist
    • Retail manager
    • Sales assistant
    • Sales representative/manager
    • Secretary/personal assistant
    • Shorthand reporter
    • Supply and distribution manager
    • Team leader/frontline manager
    • Teller (financial institution)
    • Training and development officer/manager
    • Warehouse administrator
    • Workers' compensation manager
  • Construction and property

    Do you enjoy working with your hands? If you want to take on major projects, a career in construction or property could be for you. Whether you're working as a plumber, a builder, a carpenter or in another important trade you're helping to secure and build great new structures.

    Career possibilities

    • Architectural draftsperson
    • Architectural technician
    • Bricklayer
    • Builder's labourer
    • Builder/building contractor
    • Building inspector
    • Cabinetmaker
    • Carpenter and/or joiner
    • Cartographer
    • Civil engineering draftsperson
    • Commercial cleaner
    • Construction project manager
    • Construction rigger
    • Fibrous plasterer
    • Floor finisher
    • Furniture finisher
    • Glazier
    • Painting trades worker
    • Plumber
    • Property manager
    • Real estate agent
    • Scaffolder
    • Security consultant
    • Signwriter
    • Signwriter
    • Solid plasterer
    • Stonemason
    • Surveyor
    • Tiler (roof)
    • Tiler (wall, floor)
    • Valuer
    • Wood machinist
  • Childcare, health and community

    Do you feel rewarded when you care for others? Whether you want to work with the young or the old, across a variety of workplaces, there are so many great opportunities in the health and community sectors.

    Career possibilities

    • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health worker
    • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health worker
    • Aged carer
    • Aged carer
    • Allied health assistant
    • Allied health assistant
    • Aromatherapist
    • Audiometrist
    • Audiometrist
    • Carer for people with disability
    • Carer for people with disability
    • Childcare centre manager
    • Childcare centre manager
    • Childcare worker
    • Childcare worker
    • Community worker
    • Community worker
    • Dental assistant
    • Dental assistant
    • Dental prosthetist
    • Dental prosthetist
    • Dental technician
    • Dental technician
    • Disability worker
    • Disability worker
    • Drug and alcohol counsellor
    • Drug and alcohol counsellor
    • Enrolled nurse
    • Enrolled nurse
    • Health administration worker
    • Health administration worker
    • Health care assistant
    • Health care assistant
    • Health promotion officer
    • Health promotion officer
    • Hospital orderly
    • Hospital orderly
    • Laboratory technician
    • Laboratory technician
    • Marriage celebrant
    • Marriage celebrant
    • Massage therapist
    • Massage therapist
    • Mental health worker
    • Mental health worker
    • Nutrition and dietetic assistant
    • Nutrition and dietetic assistant
    • Optical dispenser
    • Optical dispenser
    • Optical mechanic
  • Hair and beauty

    If you have an eye for beauty and enjoy helping others to feel their best, then you're well suited for a career in the hair and beauty industry.

    Career possibilities

    • Aromatherapist
    • Beauty therapist
    • Cosmetic retail assistant
    • Hairdresser
    • Makeup artist
    • Nail technician
    • Salon assistant (hair or beauty)
    • Salon manager (hair or beauty)
  • Information technology

    Technology is at the heart of our modern world. If you love working with cutting edge hardware and systems, then a career in technology is for you. Australia's ICT industry generates $85 billion every year. The federal government aims to make Australia one of the world's leading digital economies by 2020.

    Career possibilities

    • Business analyst
    • Business equipment technician
    • Computer network professional
    • Computer salesperson
    • Computer service technician
    • Computer systems auditor
    • Data processing operator
    • Database administrator
    • Home network integrator
    • ICT helpdesk officer
    • ICT project manager
    • ICT support engineer
    • Information officer
    • Items manager
    • Knowledge manager
    • Library assistant
    • Library technician
    • Multimedia developer
    • Network administrator
    • PC user support person
    • Programmer/developer
    • Smart grid installer
    • Software and application programmer
    • Systems administrator
    • Systems analyst
    • Systems designer
    • Telecommunications broadband technician
    • Telecommunications cabler
    • Telecommunications engineer/technician
    • Telecommunications fibre technician
    • Telecommunications network integrator
    • Telecommunications network planner
    • Telecommunications optical technician
    • Telecommunications RF technician
    • Telecommunications rigger / installer
    • Telecommunications trades assistant
    • Web designer
    • Web developer
  • Language and communication

    Do you speak more than one language? Do you want to help others communicate better? Then studies in language and communication is the perfect place for you to begin.

    Career possibilities

    • Bilingual aide
    • Interpreter
    • Languages tutor
  • Manufacturing and engineering

    Do you love to work with your hands? Enjoy finding practical solutions to problems? Then you're a perfect fit for a career in manufacturing and engineering.You'll join an industry that will challenge you every day, whether you're designing, installing, repairing or manufacturing products. From working in mechanical engineering to air conditioning to electrical services, you'll be part of the industry that keeps Australian businesses strong.

    Career possibilities

    • Airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic
    • Blacksmith
    • Boilermaker
    • Cabler (data and telecommunications)
    • CAD operator/draftsperson
    • Cheesemaker
    • Chemistry technician
    • Clay, concrete and stone machine operator
    • Cleaner
    • Confectioner
    • Conservation officer
    • Electrical engineer
    • Electrician
    • Electronic instrument trades worker
    • Electronics engineering technician
    • Engineering production systems worker
    • Engineering technician – electronics/electrical
    • Engineering tradesperson – fabrication
    • Engineering tradesperson – mechanical
    • Fitter
    • Locksmith
    • Manufacturer
    • Mechanical engineering associate/technician
    • Mechanical engineering draftsperson
    • Metal machinist
    • Metal trades assistant
    • Metallurgical or materials technician
    • Plastics technician
    • Precision instrument maker and repairer
    • Production manager (manufacturing)
    • Science technician
    • Sheetmetal tradesperson
    • Telecommunications engineering technician
    • Toolmaker
  • Primary industries and animal science

    Australia is an amazing land. If you love working on its soils, in its oceans or with its animals then a career in the primary industries is right for you.

    Career possibilities

    • Agribusiness manager
    • Aquaculture farmer/worker
    • Aquaculture worker
    • Arborist
    • Beef cattle farm worker
    • Beef cattle farmer
    • Conservation officer
    • Cotton grower
    • Dairy cattle farmer
    • Dog or horse racing official
    • Environmental manager
    • Farm manager
    • Farrier
    • Fisheries officer
    • Fishing hand
    • Florist
    • Flour miller
    • Food processor
    • Forestry production manager
    • Forestry worker
    • Fruit or nut farm grower
    • Fruit or nut farm worker
    • Gardener
    • Grain, oilseed or pasture farm worker
    • Greenkeeper
    • Horse breeder
    • Horse trainer
    • Horticultural nursery worker
    • Jockey
    • Landscape contractor
    • Landscape designer
    • Landscape gardener
    • Life science technician
    • Logging assistant
    • Mine deputy
    • Miner
    • Mixed crop and livestock farmer
    • Paper products machine operator
    • Park ranger
    • Pest or weed controller
    • Pet groomer
    • Safety inspector
    • Saw maker and repairer
    • Seafood process worker
    • Shearer
    • Sheep farmer
    • Tree faller
    • Veterinary nurse
    • Viticulturalist
    • Wine processor
  • Sport and recreation

    Do you love to stay in good health or thrive working outdoors? If you want to be your very best and help others do the same, a career in sport and recreation is for you.

    Career possibilities

    • Aqua instructor
    • Aquatics centre operator
    • Fitness instructor
    • Fitness/aerobics/gym instructor
    • Lifeguard
    • Outdoor activity instructor
    • Outdoor adventure guide
    • Outdoor adventure instructor
    • Personal trainer
    • Pool attendant
    • Pool/leisure centre supervisor
    • Recreation facility manager
    • Recreation officer
    • Sports administrator
    • Sports centre manager
    • Sports coach
    • Sportsperson
    • Tour guide – nature, eco tours
  • Textiles, fashion and furnishing

    Are you passionate about beautiful design? Whether you want to create amazing works in clothes, interiors or furnishings this is a career for you.

    Career possibilities

    • Apparel cutter
    • Clothing patternmaker
    • Clothing trades worker
    • Dressmaker or tailor
    • Dry cleaner
    • Fashion designer
    • Footwear production machine operator
    • Furniture finisher
    • Laundry worker
    • Leather goods maker
    • Milliner
    • Production manager (manufacturing)
    • Sewing machine mechanic
    • Sewing machinist
    • Shoemaker
    • Soft furnishing maker
    • Upholsterer
  • Tourism, hospitality and events

    If you savour fine cuisine and coffee, love organising events or simply enjoy the feeling of walking into an outstanding hotel – a career in tourism and hospitality is for you.

    Career possibilities

    • Baker
    • Bar attendant
    • Barista
    • Butcher or smallgoods maker
    • Café or restaurant manager
    • Caravan park/camping ground manager
    • Catering manager
    • Chef
    • Conference and event organiser
    • Cook
    • Gaming worker
    • Hotel/motel front office clerk
    • Hotel/motel manager
    • Kitchenhand
    • Meat process worker
    • Pastrycook
    • Room attendant
    • Tour guide
    • Tourism manager
    • Tourist information officer
    • Travel consultant
    • Waiter
  • Transport

    Do you enjoy keeping moving? If you want to build, repair or drive big machinery, then it's time to start your career in transport.

    Career possibilities

    • Aeroplane pilot (commercial)
    • Air flight operator
    • Aircraft maintenance engineer
    • Airline ground crew
    • Airline services operator
    • Automotive accessories fitter
    • Automotive air-conditioning fitter
    • Automotive detailer
    • Automotive electrician
    • Automotive parts interpreter
    • Automotive salesperson
    • Automotive service adviser/manager
    • Aviation ground operator/serviceperson
    • Aviation instrument flight operator
    • Aviation rescue crewperson
    • Bicycle mechanic
    • Boat builder
    • Deck hand
    • Driving instructor (rail, light vehicle, heavy vehicle, motorcycle etc)
    • Freight forwarder (international)
    • Heavy vehicle motor mechanic
    • Helicopter pilot (commercial)
    • Integrated rating (merchant marine, sailor)
    • Light vehicle mechanic
    • Logistics (material logistics) operator/manager
    • Marine surveyor
    • Mobile crane operator
    • Mobile plant mechanic
    • Mobile plant operator (earthmover)
    • Motorcycle mechanic (light engine mechanic)
    • Motorsport support person
    • Outdoor power equipment mechanic
    • Panelbeater (autobody repairer)
    • Rail operator
    • Ship's engineer
    • Ship's officer (captain, master, mate)
    • Shipwright
    • Transport administrator/clerk
    • Truck driver
    • Tyre fitter and repairer
    • Vehicle body repairer
    • Vehicle painter (spray painter, autobody refinisher)
    • Vehicle trimmer
    • Warehousing and storage operator/supervisor
    • Windscreen fitter
    • Wrecker (vehicle dismantler)
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