Job Outlook

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Job Outlook is your online guide to careers and trends in the jobs market. It can help you find careers that match your interests, experience or skillset, and has the information you need to make a decision in your job search, study or training pathway.

If you need help planning your future career, or you’re looking for a change, the Job Outlook website can help you find the careers that suit your skills and interests, and identify growth industries in need of people like you.

Job Outlook has useful information on more than 1000 different types of jobs, including job tasks, required skills, future prospects, and pay. This is a free resource that can support you at any age or stage of your working life to move into or between jobs.

The popular Job Outlook Career Quiz helps you to understand your work preferences and explore career options suited to your interests. The Career Quiz is quick and easy to complete and is a great source of inspiration for what to do for work.

Skills Match on Job Outlook helps you to identify the skills you have built in past jobs, and suggests new jobs or careers you might be able to move into that use your skills. This is a great resource to help build a resume and provides language around skills that can be used in discussions with employers. Skills Match also shows the training or skills you might need to build on to move into a new career.

The Explore Australia feature shows the largest employing jobs at a regional level, changes in local job opportunities over time, and the skills commonly sought after by local employers. Explore Australia can be used to better understand the jobs and skills in demand in your local area.

Who uses Job Outlook?

Job Outlook helps many different people find the right career for them.

The main users of Job Outlook are students and recent graduates, job seekers, and workers considering options for their next step. It is also used widely by careers advisors in various settings and the network supporting people exploring their career options, like parents, friends or trusted advisors.

If you need help in your job search, or want a change, visit Job Outlook and:

  • explore your career options
  • learn about job tasks, prospects and pay
  • discover which skills are in demand
  • find careers that suit your work style and interests
  • help someone decide what to do for work, study or training
  • learn more about your skills and discover the jobs you could do with your work experience

For more information, visit the Job Outlook website.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Job Outlook.

Big data: mapping a path to a new career

News | 10 September 2019

A new paper that explores how large, local and international data sets can help workers and job seekers transfer their existing skills to new jobs and identify new skills to develop was published today.

A bigger, better outlook on employment

News | 13 August 2019

Job Outlook has had an upgrade! A number of enhancements help inform people looking to make a decision about their job search, study or training.

New tool to help workers pave the way to their next career move

News | 24 July 2019

Skills Match is the latest online, interactive tool now available on the Job Outlook website to help workers and job seekers match their current skills and experience to new jobs.

Future jobs growth to favour skilled workers

News | 16 October 2018

Employment projections indicate that over 90% of new jobs over the next five years will require post-school education.

Turn a hobby into a career

News | 8 October 2018

Wednesday 10 October is National Cake Decorators’ Day which seems as good an excuse as any to talk about cake.

Explore Australia uncovers skills in demand where people live

News | 19 September 2018

A new tool launched this week will help people looking for work—or a career change—to find out what skills are in demand where they live.

Exploring future careers

News | 20 April 2018

Trying to work out what jobs will be in demand in the next five years can be a challenge.