Top 3 In-Demand Jobs You Need Without A Bachelor Degree

PUBLISHED20 May 2024

Let’s face it – the job market in 2023 was tough and there is no doubt that Australia recovered well with our record low unemployment rates. Now that we are in 2024 and there are quite a few opportunities opening up, we are predicting significant growth in the following three sectors: Health, Human Resources, and Education.

Here are some of Australia’s most in-demand jobs on the market this year:

Reinvent 2021 with a career in Mental Health

Interested in starting in one of the most in-demand markets in Australia? Mental health awareness is on the rise and there is an increased industry demand for Mental Health professionals. With such a new industry, there are already over 65,000 Australian professionals working in Mental Health.

Reinvent yourself in 2024 with a Certificate IV in Mental Health to start your new career today! Mental Health Support Workers earn well above the average wage and the projected job growth is growing by over 32% within the next 5 years!

The main industries that you can work in are:

  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration
  • Professional Scientific and Technical Services

Sound interesting? Speak to one of our Course Consultants today about gaining employment in Australia’s most in-demand market!

Leap into the new year with a career in Early Childhood Education

Keen to grow in one of the most in-demand markets in Australia? The childcare industry is set to grow by over 21% within the next 5 years and the most common salary for an entry-level role is still above the average wage.

The minimum qualification to become a Childcare worker is Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the most common is the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. By completing this Diploma, you will be able to gain employment in a Supervisor or Management role.

Interested? Speak to one of our Course Consultants today about gaining employment in Australia’s most in-demand market!

Discover a career in Human Resources

Want to to start in a career that is very in-demand? The number of Human Resource Officers in Australia is set to increase in 2025 by over 15%. You will be required to assist the Human Resources Manager with recruitment, employee performance and rewards, as well as workplace health and safety.

With this qualification, you can work in the following industries:

  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Administrative and Support Services and 
  • Health Care and Social Assistance

Discover where a career in Human Resources can take you by completing a Certificate IV in Human Resources. On completion of this course, you can become a:

  • Human Resources Assistant/Administrator
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Officer

Sound interesting? Speak to one of our Course Consultants today!


Q: Is a career in Mental Health for me? 

Mental health workers work with patients to resolve psychological issues, by providing counselling and refer them to relevant services.

if you wish to work in Mental Health, you are required (or develop) a caring personality, have interpersonal and excellent listening skills, show empathy towards patients as well as having critical thinking skills.

Q: What are some daily tasks for a Human Resource Clerk?

There are many tasks that need to be completed for a Human Resource Clerk:

  • Managing company staff, including coordinating and supporting the recruitment process
  • Onboarding newcomers to the company
  • Sending out announcements of job openings and job examinations
  • Issuing job application forms
  • Raising records for newly appointed workers and checking records for completeness

Q: Should I study for a Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care?

When you study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, this is the minimum requirement to become qualified as an educator. This course is suitable to those with no training or experience in this industry. This will help you start your career and enter into the world of teaching our future leaders!

On other hand is the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the ideal qualification for someone looking to advance their career in Childhood Education. This course will give you the skills to take on a more senior role in the industry.

If you are interested in taking up a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you can enrol right away! It is not necessary to undertake the Certificate III and then move to the Diploma.

Here are some career pathways to those who complete the:

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Nanny
  • Family Day Care Worker

Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Centre Manager
  • Childhood Educator
  • Authorised Supervisor
  • Group/Team Leader/Coordinator

Q: Are there any other in-demand jobs on the market?

Another large industry that is booming right now is the Aged Care industry.

The Aged Care sector is set to expand to match the growing aging Australian population. The number of people working as Aged and Disabled Carers grew very strongly over 5 years, in 2014 to 2019.

Aged care is a very large occupation sector and it is expected that more than 179,000 new job openings will be created for Aged and Disabled carers over the next 5 years. Getting qualified with an aged care course can give you a competitive advantage in this market.

An aged care course can lead to meaningful job opportunities such as:

Aged Care Management Care Supervisor or Team Leader Aged Care Nurse
Aged Care Assistant Assistant in Nursing (AIN) Care Worker
Home Care Assistant Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and in Residential Care Work

Want more information about this industry, check out our YouTube Channel for more information.

Interested in reinventing your 2021 with a new qualification that can lead to working in Australia’s most in-demand market?

We have an extensive range of qualifications to suit your next career move. From Certificate to Diploma and Advanced Diploma level, we offer nationally recognised qualifications to help you grow into that next promotion or career move. Contact us today for more information.

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