Careers NSW

Careers NSW will provide career guidance to all NSW residents at any stage in their career.

When fully operational, Careers NSW will provide a wrap-around service to:

  • Provide tailored career guidance
  • Identify educational pathways and qualifications that match you to the skills you need to enter or progress in your career
  • Connect you with workers currently in the industries you are looking to enter so they can provide insight into the skills you will need to succeed

The creation of Careers NSW is a recommendation from the review of the NSW vocational education and training sector led by Mr. David Gonski AC and Professor Peter Shergold AC.

Have your say

Help us understand what you want out of a career advice service.

We want to know what elements of a career advisory service would be essential to the success of this initiative. We want to understand what good looks like.

Your feedback will help us to understand the important elements needed in a careers advisory service in NSW and ensure many voices contribute to the development of this innovative, new service.

Do a quick poll, complete the survey, share ideas or email us a question. You can participate in as many ways as you choose.

We are also asking industry and professional careers advisors to have their say and invite them to become involved as a volunteer.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

Careers NSW will provide career guidance to all NSW residents at any stage in their career.

When fully operational, Careers NSW will provide a wrap-around service to:

  • Provide tailored career guidance
  • Identify educational pathways and qualifications that match you to the skills you need to enter or progress in your career
  • Connect you with workers currently in the industries you are looking to enter so they can provide insight into the skills you will need to succeed

The creation of Careers NSW is a recommendation from the review of the NSW vocational education and training sector led by Mr. David Gonski AC and Professor Peter Shergold AC.

Have your say

Help us understand what you want out of a career advice service.

We want to know what elements of a career advisory service would be essential to the success of this initiative. We want to understand what good looks like.

Your feedback will help us to understand the important elements needed in a careers advisory service in NSW and ensure many voices contribute to the development of this innovative, new service.

Do a quick poll, complete the survey, share ideas or email us a question. You can participate in as many ways as you choose.

We are also asking industry and professional careers advisors to have their say and invite them to become involved as a volunteer.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

  • Careers NSW pilot update

    by AnnaS,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback and recommendations for Careers NSW services, the initiative that was announced by the NSW Premier in March 2021.

    The results of this consultation informed the creation of the Career NSW pilot program and a summary of the analysis will be published on this page.

    The Careers NSW pilot program was launched on 3 November 2021, offering three key services to NSW residents:

    • A self-service website to navigate all aspects of career advice. This service is available to all NSW residents regardless of age or job status: careers.nsw.gov.au
    • Connection with Industry Experts for industry and occupation insights. Appointments with an Industry Expert from one of seven priority industries initially, with more coming on board in the next months, is available online to all people 18 years and over.
    • Access to tailored career guidance from a professional Career Advisor. Career advice services delivered online to NSW residents, aged 18 years and over, across four priority regions (Western Sydney, South-west Sydney, New England and North-west NSW and Mid-north Coast NSW). Priority cohorts and industries (including construction, aged care, health, and tourism) have been identified within these regions.


  • Career revolution

    Students, graduates and adults looking to turbocharge their careers will have access to tailored career advice through the establishment of Careers NSW, a groundbreaking new service announced by the NSW Government today.

    The bold initiative is an Australian first and will drive the NSW COVID-19 recovery by ensuring every worker and student in NSW has access to careers advice regardless of their job, experience or education.

    The initiative is a key recommendation in the Review of the NSW vocational education and training sector led by Mr David Gonski AC and Professor Peter Shergold AC, which will be released shortly.

    Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Careers NSW will allow our workforce to change and evolve following the threats of the pandemic, leaving no one behind.

    “NSW is the driver of innovation, research and development in Australia providing unique and incredible career opportunities for people including at Tech Central, the Aerotropolis and in our record infrastructure boom,” Ms Berejiklian said.

    “The pandemic has forced us to reflect on the workforce and it has never been more crucial for people across NSW to access quality advice to make informed decisions about their professional future.

    “Careers NSW will allow people to be guided by the experiences of workers ingrained in the industries they are looking to enter.”

    The NSW Government will also target highly-credentialed volunteers from major and emerging industries, to lend their time and industry expertise to provide advice in areas including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and construction.

    Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the NSW Government is committed to providing a dedicated careers service to people across NSW.

    “Students and people looking to change careers or develop their skills deserve access to lifelong careers advice to make informed decisions on their future,” Mr Lee said.

    “Careers NSW will provide a wrap-around service to not only connect people to accessible and quality careers guidance but to advise on educational pathways and qualifications that exist to match people to the skills they need to be employed faster.”

    A pilot of Careers NSW will begin online through Service NSW later this year with a full rollout expected in mid-2022.