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The top skills you need for your career

Take a shortcut to a great career: know the skills that employers are looking for.

The top skills you need for your career

Whether you’re looking to start your career, progress to the next level, or you just want to try something new, it's always best to do a little bit of research to ensure that you make the best choice for you. 

To help you do that, TAFE NSW has organised a cheat-sheet. We have broken down the top skills employers are looking for by industry. 


Business and Finance

  1. Customer service
  2. Teamwork and collaboration
  3. Risk management
  4. Stakeholder management
  5. Project management

Whether you are interested in small or large enterprises, specialist work, or general management roles, TAFE NSW offers a range of Business and Finance qualifications to suit your career goals.

Aged Care 

  1. First aid
  2. Teamwork and collaboration
  3. Meal preparation
  4. Dementia care
  5. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Australia has an ageing population. This is increasing the demand for aged care and allied health services. Working with older people can be an important, rewarding, and meaningful career, where you can be instrumental in improving the quality of someone's life.  Explore Aged Care courses available at TAFE NSW.


Early Childhood Education and Care 

  1. Anaphylaxis management
  2. Educational programmes
  3. Teamwork and collaboration
  4. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  5. Child protection

Choose a rewarding career where you can connect with young minds and inspire learning and growth. TAFE NSW has plenty of Early Childhood Education and Care study options to help you enter and advance within the profession.



  1. Massage therapy
  2. Teamwork and collaboration
  3. Customer service
  4. Hair-styling
  5. Skin-care

In the Beauty profession, you’ll be dedicated to helping people feel their best by helping them look their best. Industry-experienced educators will help you develop the skills and knowledge required to provide beauty therapy treatments and services. Explore your career in Hair and Beauty.

TAFE NSW offers hundreds of courses, from online courses to short courses, diplomas and degrees.

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