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Top 10 enrolled TAFE courses of 2016

Are you unsure about what direction you want to take in your career? Are you wondering which TAFE courses or career areas are on-trend at the moment?

Here's a countdown of the 10 most popular enrolled courses from 2016.

10. Certificate IV in Accounting

Sooner or later we all need the services of a good accountant, and here's where it starts. With just over 2,300 enrolments in 2016, the Certificate IV in Accounting manages to make our top 10, proving that all those "numbers nerds" are certainly on to something big.

9. Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

For future sparkies, the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is where your journey begins. This in-demand qualification is a popular pathway to becoming a general electrician or electrical tradesperson.

8. Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Digital media is all around us these days. If you'd like to be part of the "IT Crowd", this qualification can be your golden ticket to lucrative jobs across different IT areas.

7. Diploma of Leadership and Management

Good leadership and management skills often seem to be in short supply, so the 3,000+ people who enrolled in this course will be helping to address the shortfall. Do you have what it takes to inspire and motivate others?

6. Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The early childcare industry is always in need of well-trained professionals. With over 3,200 enrolments in 2016, this qualification has always been a popular choice. In recent years more and more men have been showing interest in this traditionally female-dominated area.

5. Certificate II in Animal Studies

Lots of us love animals! Whether furry, feathered or even finned, there'll be many grateful recipients of the quality training these 3,600+ students have been receiving.

4. Diploma of Community Services

Are you a people person? This qualification is a popular pathway for community services professionals who wish to advance their careers. This is another sector that is always in desperate need of well-trained professionals.

3. Certificate III in Business Administration

Strong knowledge and skills in office administration will open career doors in multiple sectors and industries. The Certificate III in Business Administration qualification came in as our third most enrolled course for 2016.

2. Certificate III in Individual Support

Another community services qualification that proved extremely popular in 2016. Working one-on-one with older people or people with disability is something that more than 4,500 people decided in 2016 was what they wanted to do.

1. Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Taking the top spot on our list is another early childcare course, this time the Certificate III. An entry-level qualification, this course attracted almost 5,500 new students committed to a career working with and nurturing young children.