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The changing landscape of the labour market

Task outline

In pairs, investigate the profile of 2 allocated jobs. Present your findings in a simple but informative PPT MIX (Blank template here). Interview each other about your job and its future trends saving this audio/video to your PPT. Save to MIX and email your PPT MIX to your teacher.


Required topics include:

  • Job description (skills, training, duties, hours, salary, average hours, personal requirements, related specialty areas etc.)
  • Factors of change e.g. state of economies, technology, global workforce etc.
  • Recent changes
  • Future predictions



Write the Due Date in your diary now

Possible job profile websites

  • The Good Careers Guide: 400 job descriptions connected with every accredited course in Australia, allowing you to visualise what you need to study in order to get into that dream career.
  • Job Outlook: Job Outlook is a careers and labour market research information site to help you decide on your future career. Use the search options below to find a wealth of information covering around 350 individual occupations.
  • Open Universities - Careers: Research different careers with up-to-date information on salaries, demand, work-life-balance, and the skills and qualifications you need to get the career you want.

General resources

The Future of Work

Just as the Australian labour market has changed over the past century, it will continue to change going forward. To help us to understand possible futures for jobs and employment markets in Australia over the coming twenty years, towards 2035, a new report, Tomorrow’s  Digitally  Enabled  Workforce  –  megatrends  and scenarios  for  jobs  and  employment  in  Australia  over  the  next twenty years, has been released.

Here is a brief summary of some of key issues - The Future of Work.

Google search suggestions

Use Google Advanced to fine tune your search terms. Check these Google Advanced tips.

Google search suggestions include your job plus:

  • australia "employment trends"
  • "impact of technology"
  •  "impact of globalisation"
  •  "changing nature of work"
  •  "future trends"
  • "job outlook"
  • "job prospects"
  • "changing face"
  • "new ways of working"

For example:

Reference Generator:

It is important you show your teacher you used a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

sample bibliography for 3 resources provided on this page would look like:

The Changing World of Work n.d.Department of Training and Workforce WAPdf, accessed 22 March 2017, <>.

The Good Careers Guide 2017, Good Education Group, accessed 22 March 2017, <>.

Paikin, S 2013, How Technology is Changing the Labour Market, 22 February, accessed 22 March 2017, <>.