Regions fastest-growing occupations revealed

The most in-demand occupations in the Dubbo electorate have been revealed with locals encouraged to get ready for a jobs boom by equipping themselves with skills and training through TAFE NSW.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the region’s jobs market is changing with supply and distribution managers expected to be the fastest-growing occupation over the next three years, climbing by 23.2 per cent.

“We need a workforce that will continue to underpin NSW as the nation’s leading economy, and the strongest workforce is one that’s continually learning, upskilling, and keeping up-to-date with new technologies,” Mr Saunders said.

“TAFE NSW is addressing skills demand and training the workforce of the future to help turbocharge our local economy.”

Other occupations expected to see rapid growth locally are childcare workers (14.6 per cent), farm, forestry and garden workers (13.7 per cent), vocational education teachers (12.5 per cent) and teacher’s aides (11.8 per cent).

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens urged locals to consider how TAFE NSW could help them further their careers.

“There has never been a better time to study at TAFE NSW,” Mr Henskens said.

“If you want real-world skills for a job that is in-demand, explore the range of course options available at a campus near you.”

TAFE NSW graduate and Mudgee resident Chloe Hopson is one of many locals to fast track their career with a TAFE NSW qualification.

The 22-year-old completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, and now works at Milestones Early Learning Mudgee.

“Working with children is the most rewarding role; being a positive influence in children’s lives is something I’m so passionate about,” Ms Hopson said.

“I’ve struggled with dyslexia all my life and I wanted to make it my mission to help others and particularly children who have to deal with learning issues.

“TAFE NSW boosted my confidence to be able to talk to people and parents as well as providing me with the practical skills and work experience to educate children and enable them to have the best start in life.”

For more information about TAFE NSW courses, phone 13 16 01 or visit

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