Don’t waste time chasing a career that leaves you on ‘Struggle Street’ due to lack of available jobs. Competition in the employment market is ever changing and often tough; however some industries struggle more than others to find skilled workers. Much sought after employment skills can vary across the country depending on the region, so if you want to give yourself the best chance at job security, then knowing which jobs are most in demand in Victoria is important.

Luckily, there’s a simple way to plan for a strong career future, as we reveal the hottest jobs in Victoria in 2014, with many of the industries listed having long term skills shortages, and short training periods, meaning you can undertake vocational study now, and be employable in 12 months or less.


Victoria’s Skill Shortages 2014

  • Café and Restaurant Managers
  • Retail Managers
  • Health Information Managers
  • Welfare Workers
  • Mechanical Industries
  • Building Industries
  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Community Workers
  • Family Support Officers
  • Child Care Workers
  • Aged or Disabled Carers


The positions above are just a small selection of a much longer list printed by the Victorian State Government. The great thing about the careers listed here is that they are accessible without university degrees, and all offer pathways that allow you to begin at entry level with basic training, and work your way up if that’s your goal.

MCIE takes pride in offering training solutions that leave our graduates in a great position to obtain employment after graduation, and our hands on training means those who study with us have work skills that make transition from study to employment a smoother and satisfying process.

We offer some of Melbourne’s best training courses for in demand career industries such as Aged Care, Disability Care, Home and Community Care, Cookery, Hospitality, Management and Small Business.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to re-train into a new industry as a mature aged student, or you’re a school leaver looking to follow your dreams, you can’t go wrong by training in an industry that has growth and large numbers of employment opportunities. With a little strategy now, training for an industry that urgently needs staff opens up a huge window of access to a career of your dreams.

Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE) is a vibrant and innovative registered training organisation, which offers a range of courses in Melbourne to help students to fulfil their career goals.

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