When choosing a career, there’s lots to consider, such as:
- your interests and strengths,
- what lifestyle you want to live, and
- how you want to spend your time.
To help you choose a career that suits your goals and aspirations, we recommend following the below career planning steps.
As you explore these steps, you’ll find resources that help match your interests to careers and courses. Plus, we've incorporated some insights from our past students about what motivated them to choose their courses.
Explore your interests, careers and related courses
Our career pages help you explore a range of occupations, including useful skills and traits, and what it might be like in your career of interest. Getting to know a career a little better may help you see where your likes, dislikes, values, and priorities could take you. You’ll also be able to view the study options that will help you reach your career aspirations, and other related fields that may spark an interest.
If you’re business savvy and like crunching numbers explore accounting careers, job insights and courses to help you reach your dream accounting career.
Allied health careers
Discover rewarding careers in Allied Health and improve the well-being of others. Learn about courses that will help you reach your career goals.
Diagnostic imaging careers
Explore rewarding careers and courses in diagnostic imaging for those passionate about helping people and interested in medical sciences.
Digital media careers
Unlock your creativity and build technical skills in digital media. Explore careers in interactive design and courses to help you reach your dream job.
Information Technology Careers
Solve problems and make a positive impact on businesses with a career in IT. Explore job insights and courses that will help you reach your career goals.
Use your creativity and problem-solving skills to make a real-world impact. Explore engineering careers and degrees to help you land your dream job.
Medical Science Careers
If you want to help others and investigate health issues, consider a career in medical sciences. Discover courses to help you reach your goals.
Make a difference by caring for others. Consider nursing as a career and explore courses and job insights to reach your goals in this rewarding profession.
Paramedic Science Careers
Become a paramedic and help save lives and provide medical care in emergencies. Explore job insights and courses to help you reach your career.
Intrigued by human behaviour and want to gain deeper insight? Explore careers in psychology and the courses that will help you reach your goals.
Learn to develop innovative ways to teach your students, and help shape the future by educating the next generation.
Build your occupational awareness
Use the resources below to learn more about your career of interest. Explore specific job roles, including the typical tasks and responsibilities you would perform in the role. Plus, find out more about expected job prospects and average salary.
A comprehensive career planning tool. You'll need to 'Create New Client Account' and enter the Organisation ID: 005996 to then create your own username and password. Select ‘CQUni Careers’ as your adviser.
Labour Market Insights
The latest insights from the National Skills Commission to help you understand your local labour market.
The Good Careers Guide
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Explore our career videos and find a snapshot of the skills needed for various technical and professional careers.
Explore our broad range of courses from varying study levels, including short courses, TAFE certificates and diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees.