New skills are changing Australian jobs

To mark National Skills Week 2020, the National Skills Commission (NSC) has released a list of emerging occupations that could offer a new pathway for those wanting to reskill or find new employment.


The list of 25 emerging occupations includes jobs which have been developing for some years, like data analysts and research assistants, and also new roles that require new skills, like DevOps engineers. The list also includes respiratory therapists and logistics analysts, roles which have been increasingly valuable during the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Over the past decade Australia’s labour market has undergone large-scale structural shifts as we see traditional roles morph into those that simply have not existed previously,” Adam said. “This report helps us better understand those emerging occupations and their skills needs, which will in turn, help build the skilled, resilient and adaptable workforce needed both now, and into the future.”


The NSC will continue to provide useful insights for job seekers, employers, educational institutions, researchers and policy makers throughout the economic recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.