New guide for careers in government and community safety!

New guide for careers in government and community safety!

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Government Skills Australia (GSA) is pleased to announce the release of a new career guide and industry resource designed to attract recruits and promote career development in the government and community safety sector.

The national career resource, “Career Opportunities – What’s your plan?” highlights the many and varied career options, pathways and jobs available in the Correctional Services, Local Government, Public Sector, Public Safety and Water industries. The resource also provides helpful information to assist with career planning and presents profiles of people in successful careers who are working within the sector.

Alun Gallie, National Industry Career Specialist (NICS) for government and community safety said the guide provides the most up-to-date information on careers, training and pathways available to new and existing workers in the sector.

“The sector is facing workforce challenges such as staff recruitment and retention and skills needs that deepen with demographic changes,” said Alun. “The primary drivers affecting the sector include an ageing workforce, competition from other industries and the growing need for staff to develop a high level of technological literacy.”

“This career guide will help people make informed decisions about careers in the government and community safety industries as demographics change in urban areas in 2017.”

The guide forms part of GSA’s highly successful NICS project funded by Career Advice Australia (CAA) which regrettably has recently come to the end of its four year contract term.

2000 copies of the guide will be distributed to key industry associations, registered training organisations, careers practitioners, and high schools and to other interested people to inform them about entry into employment in the sector.

The guide is available for download from the resource library.