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Secure jobs: Occupations that will survive and thrive

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Secure jobs: Occupations that will survive and thrive


Secure jobs: New report reveals occupations that will survive and thrive

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An analysis by the National Skills Commission will provide a better understanding of the latest labour market.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, jobs in health care and social assistance have proved the most resilient occupations.

However, a new report by the National Skills Commission has also found education and training, construction and mining are among occupations that have best been able stand up to the impact of the coronavirus impact.

The commission has developed a resilient occupations framework that ranks 358 professions.

“By developing this framework, we have improved our understanding of what has been a highly volatile labour market,” National Skills Commissioner Adam Boyton said, releasing the report on Monday.

“Jobs are starting to return even in some of the industries and occupations most impacted by the shutdowns, but recovery is uneven, and young people are most affected.”

Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash said the report shows where the new jobs would be created.

“Given the disruption in the labour market caused by COVID-19, knowing that the job you are training for now will still be there in the future is critical for all Australians and our future prosperity,” Senator Cash said.

“The list of resilient jobs also provides for a mix of training requirements, which means Australians can train for them in the short and long term.”

She said it reinforced the Morrison government’s work to make skills and vocational education and training (VET) more flexible and relevant to actual labour market demand.

She said since coming to office, the government had focused on reforming the VET sector.

“COVID-19 has expedited these reforms,” Senator Cash said.

“We have made the necessary changes to the VET sector to ensure the training that Australians are undertaking is relevant and fit for purpose.”

She said the government had invested almost $7 billion in the VET sector in this year alone.