- Getting Started
- Career Planning
Want a career and not just a job?
With a little planning you can be on your way and TAFE NSW is a great way to start. Developing your career is something you need to actively manage. It's up to you to plan, build and develop your lifelong learning, work and career journey. But don't despair, there's lots of help out there to get you where you want to go. Support and free advice on career planning is available from TAFE NSW Counsellors before you enrol, or if you are still at school visit your school Careers Counsellor.Our WSI Careers & Employment Portal might also be helpful.
Plan your future
Building a career is about looking forward. There are industry areas that are growing and skills shortages in many areas. It is important to consider a career that offers you good employment prospects. Governments across Australia are focused on employment and training for Australians of all ages. There are websites to help you choose a career, research job opportunities and skills shortages, prepare for employment or re-entering the workforce and of course, find the training and support options offered by TAFE NSW.
Plan your future: read more
Your personal Career and Study Plan
Deciding what it is that you want to study or do as a career can be a daunting task.
CAREER VOYAGE: read more
Re-entering the workforce
Are you re-entering the workforce after a long break? Some people are ready to commit to specific job training but others need to regain some general workplace or study skills first.
Either way, OTEN offers a range of courses from preparatory, entry level workplace skills through to something more advanced. The aim is to give you educational and workplace confidence through completing courses suited to your needs and goals. These include courses to help you improve your English language skills, or your basic literacy and numeracy, or your job seeking skills. We also have some special programs that are just what you're looking for.
Re-entering the workforce and starting a new career requires some planning. What are you looking for? Do you want to refresh old skills or start an entirely new career direction? You might like to look through a range of resources on this topic on our WSI Careers & Employment Portal and Your Decision.
Support and additional career advice is available before you apply to enrol with OTEN through our fee free Counselling and Career Development Service. You can also search 'find a course' for the courses OTEN offers.
Re-entering the workforce: read more