Why was the NCI established?

The NCI was established to ensure people have access to authoritative and accurate careers information and support irrespective of their age or stage.

The NCI was established through the 2019-20 Federal Budget measure, ‘Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow, which lays the foundation for the Government’s commitment to strengthening and modernising the skills and careers sectors.

The Your Career website can help you.

Your Career has a specific COVID-19 support page and can connect you with a range of careers information including how you can:

  • Get career ideas
  • Learn and train
  • Get job ready
  • Work support.

The National Careers Institute (NCI) has launched the School Leavers Information Kit and the School Leavers Information Service to help young people in school navigate their career pathways across further education, training and work.

Learn more

I need specialised employment services, where do I go?

job active providers can help you find work in your area. There is also dedicated support for:

  • people with a disability
  • those who are older than 45
  • new parents
  • 15-24 year olds

For more support visit the Work Support page on Your Career.

How can the NCI help with my career?

The Your Career website can help you to take the next step in your career – no matter what age or career stage you are at.

Your Career has a specific COVID-19 support page and can connect you with a range of careers information including how you can:

  • Get career ideas
  • Learn and train
  • Get job ready
  • Work support.

My business has been affected by COVID-19. Where can I go for help?

Support for businesses during COVID-19 can be found at business.gov.au.

This website has information on financial assistance, eligibility and timing for COVID-19 government support for Australian businesses.

How does the NCI reach people looking for careers information?

The NCI reaches people with careers information and support through its Your Career website and supporting programs. Your Career is designed to provide clear and simple careers information and to help people better plan and manage their career.

Visit Your Career.

Who is the National Careers Ambassador?

Scott Cam was named Australia’s first National Careers Ambassador in October 2019 to help people make informed decisions about education, training and work pathways. He knows first-hand how an Australian Apprenticeship can lead to a rewarding career path.

Learn more about Scott Cam and his role.

What is the Partnerships Grants Program and how can I apply?

NCI research has identified gaps in the coverage of career advice services. To assist in filling this gap, the NCI Partnerships Grants Program offers grants from $20,000 to $700,000.

The grants enable employers, schools, tertiary institutions, industry, governments and researchers to work collaboratively to improve career outcomes and education and training pathways.

The Australian VET Alumni comprise over 450 VET graduates, registered training organisations, VET practitioners and businesses who are dedicated to encouraging greater participation and best practice in VET.

Learn more about the Australian VET Alumni or book an Alumnus for your next event.