3 Australian training providers that connect academics to ambition
Source: TAFE NSW

Since the expectations of today’s workforce have altered, career makeovers and new-collar jobs have become two major topics.

In their Future of Jobs report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) clarifies that by 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have presented us with advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Therefore, it has become a pressing requirement for students to upgrade their skills and to future proof their careers with courses that understand and integrate the importance of today’s rapid technological change.

Outlined by Forbes, “New collar jobs span multiple disciplines and you don’t require a college or university degree. To qualify for them, you need vocational training in relevant technical and soft skills.”

A growing category, classic new-collar jobs include cloud computing technicians, cybersecurity analysts, user interface designers, and other IT-based roles.

Regardless of your current career stage, switching over to a new-collar job is possible. By undertaking a career makeover with vocational and niche training courses that equip you with desirable soft skills, you’ll be adding another dimension to your CV by appealing to both emerging and traditional job roles.

Source: Deakin College

“Employers like self-directed learners who update their skills and refresh themselves. You must be agile and resilient to successfully navigate your way in the workplace of today. The good news is that continuous learning will place you leaps and bounds ahead of other professionals when it’s time for a career makeover, “ Forbes notes.

Connecting fresh academics to inner ambition is an equation for career success. Yet, you must ensure that the training provider you opt for has an open-minded outlook on the future of workplaces and caters for 21st-century career changers.

That’s why flexible programmes are becoming more popular as students want to learn at their own pace or further their studies while working.

Driven to keep up with the digital transition, students that opt for additional vocational courses speed ahead of those that are staying put in the third industrial revolution instead of evolving alongside the fourth.

Here are 3 Australian training providers that connect academics to ambitions…


An integral partner of the global higher education pioneer, Navitas Group, Deakin College is known as a melting pot of cultures, attracting students from all over the world and preparing learners for a globalised workspace.

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It doesn’t matter if you doubt your education or job history, because this College provides a direct pathway to future success through its three diverse campus locations and supports a successful transition to further studies at Deakin University.

In Australia, you can choose to study from three different campuses in the state of Victoria; Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus.

By connecting programmes and diplomas to your professional aspirations, you can study a variety of disciplines such as foundation studies, business, commerce, communication, construction management, design, engineering, film, tv & animation, health sciences, information technology and a Masters Qualifying Program (MQP), which leads to postgraduate studies at Deakin University.

Delivering innovative teaching and learning, positive student experience and engagement with digital learning technologies, Deakin College acknowledges the industry demands and pressures students face, that’s why the Student Learning Advisors are always available to support students in areas such as understanding their assignments, research skills and valuable study skills such as time management, referencing and how to avoid plagiarism.

With a reputation for being unique and visionary, consistently forging new paths both locally and globally, Deakin College is a smart study destination that enables you to achieve your career ambitions and encourages you to kickstart your future.

To find out more or apply to study at Deakin College click here.


Preparing students for the future with the development of soft skills and real-world experience, TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest training and education provider.

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Standing for Technical and Further Education (TAFE), this education provider has campuses all across New South Wales, meaning international students can choose to study at over 50 locations!

By providing high quality, personalised vocational education and training to build prosperity, sustainability and innovation throughout New South Wales and beyond, more than 500,000 students enrol in TAFE NSW courses and training each year.

With over 230 courses available to international students and flexible English language courses commencing every Monday, 50 weeks of the year, TAFE NSW has always been a trusted choice, connecting you to teachers who excel in their profession and bring their expertise to the classroom.

Passionate about helping you build skills, to be ambitious and become inspired to achieve a brighter future, this Australian training provider offers you widely-recognised qualifications that meet national standards and is based on the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

For international student, Ron Rocio from the Philippines, TAFE NSW allowed him to grow as both a person and a professional.

“I gained a practical and efficient education and I’m very excited to show the world what a TAFE NSW graduate can really do!  So, if you want to learn practical I-need-these-skills-to-actually-become-employable skills, go for TAFE NSW!” Ron explains.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s your time to be trained by industry experts, to be job-ready and feel connected to a diverse community with TAFE NSW.

TAFE NSW: Registered Training Organisation 90003, CRICOS Provider Number 00591E, Higher Education Provider PRV12049.


With the slogan, “Learn it. Work it”, TAFE SA in Adelaide takes a direct approach to work-integrated learning and vocational training.

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Believing that international students from more than 70 countries choose to study at TAFE SA for their quality of education and the enviable South Australian lifestyle, this training provider has both a location appeal and a learning appeal on their side.

Built in the heart of Adelaide, their English Language Centre (ELC) offers affordable, intensive English language programmes tailored to international students. Taking your employability skills to the next level; TAFE SA intensive English language courses will develop your English skills for future employment.

Understanding what’s required from employees during the fourth industrial revolution, TAFE SA places innovation at the forefront of their ambitions. Boasting a growing list of industry partners, the training provider is constantly updating their courses, facilities and methods of delivery to suit the latest career trends.

To meet industry demands, TAFE SA even has a new Simulated Business Community that operates like a real business with products and brands developed, marketed and traded, but in a no-risk virtual economy where students in business administration, finance, marketing and procurement can gain critical workplace skills in a practical environment regardless of their location.

Pushing student industry insights five steps further, TAFE SA is thinking ahead.

*Some of the institutions featured in this article are commercial partners of Study International

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