About this website

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work.

Now, more than ever it is important for people of all ages and stages to have easy access to information and support about finding jobs, or how to start study or training.

The National Careers Institute website is a front door to careers information connecting people of all ages and stages to information, advice and support to help them find the job or study options that's right for them.

The website connects to information about:

About the National Careers Institute

The National Careers Institute (NCI) was established so that Australians have access to accurate and up to date career information and support regardless of their age and stage.

Established on 1 July 2019, its aim is to provide a single, independent and impartial government source of careers information, with a particular focus on marketing and promoting vocational careers and pathways.

The NCI is working with the National Skills Commission to provide Australians information about labour market, workforce changes and emerging skills needs.

Over the past year the NCI has:

  • Consulted with people around Australia to find out what kind of career information people want.
  • Begun designing a digital platform to help people find quality career and study information.
  • Established a grants program to help develop better career services for people at all stages of their career.
  • Worked with the National Careers Ambassador to promote apprenticeships and the vocational education and training (VET) sector.

The NCI also administers:

Background to establishment

The NCI was announced as part of the 2019-20 Federal Budget measure, ‘Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow’ which laid the foundation for the Government’s commitment to strengthening and modernising the skills and careers sectors.

The activities and direction of the NCI is based on the following policy initiatives: