Find out more about the key employment industries – what people who work in these industries do, what kind of jobs are available and where you can get more information from industry associations, peak bodies and government organisations.
In this section:
Agriculture, forestry & fishing
Covering things like fruit and veggie production, livestock farming, agricultural services, hunting and trapping, forestry and fishing.
Covers car manufacturers, component, tooling, design and engineering firms as well as businesses that retail, repair and service vehicles.
Building & construction
Covers planning, residential building, non-residential building, construction engineering, architecture and the building trades.
Business & professional
Covers accounting, business management, finance, economics, sales, marketing, project management, administration and employment.
Defence & security
Includes police, fire, ambulance, emergency and rescue, defence forces and security.
Education & training
Includes learning, teaching and training services provided to people of all ages in both the public and private sector.
Electricity, gas & water
Jobs in the electricity, gas or water industries cover a diverse range of areas.
Environmental & animal management
Covering environmental management, parks and gardens, waste management, recycling, animal care and pest management.
Finance, banking & insurance
Providing a range of services like borrowing, lending, superannuation, insurance cover, leasing and investing.
Government & justice
There are job opportunities in a range of different fields across the three tiers of government – local, state and federal.
Health & Community
Covers a range of jobs including medical, dental and health services, community and child care, religious organisations, political parties.
Hospitality & tourism
Jobs in these sectors include: accommodation, food and beverage services, tourism, conferences, exhibitions and events.
Information & communications technology
Considering a career in information and communication technology (ICT)? Then look no further…
Involves a large cross-section of industries including textile, clothing, furnishing, printing, food processing, petroleum, chemicals, plastics, metal
Media, Arts & Entertainment
Covers jobs in movie, video, radio ,television, newspaper, magazine, publishing, performing and visual arts, library, museum and archiving services.
Covers the areas of mineral exploration, extraction and processing, dredging and drilling, refining and smelting, quarrying, oil and gas extraction and treatment
Science & engineering
Coving careers in biological and physical sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences, research and engineering.
Sport & recreation
Jobs in this sector include: the fitness industry, outdoor recreation services, community recreation services, sports services, gambling and racing.
Transport, storage & logistics
Jobs include: customs, freight, courier, dispatch, delivery, postal services, warehousing and inventory, forklift and crane operation, road, rail and air freight, airlines, public transport
Wholesale, retail & service
Covers a whole range of jobs including salespeople, shopfitters, service providers and people who work in marketing, support services or administration.