Australia’s front door to careers information and support.
The National Careers Institute (NCI)
The National Careers Institute (NCI) was established to ensure people have access to authoritative and accurate careers information and support irrespective of their age or career stage.
The NCI was formed by the Australian Government through its 2019-20 Federal Budget measure, Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow.
The foundation of the NCI’s work is the world-leading labour market intelligence provided by the National Skills Commission.
Are you looking for your first job, a change in career or a return to the workforce?
Visit the NCI’s Your Career website to be connected to further education, training or work options to support your current career needs or goals.
My Skills is the national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses, and the home of the JobTrainer initiative.
My Skills enables you to search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers.
1800 CAREER - Support for school leavers
If you are leaving school, the NCI’s School Leavers Information Kit, Your Career: What’s next for you? provides tailored information about education, training and work options as you take your next steps.
To get help navigating the Information Kit or the Your Career website, or to know more about relevant government programs or support services to help you when you finish school, you can also use the School Leavers Information Service by:
- Calling 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337)
- Texting SLIS2020 to 0429 009 435 (Minimal call/text costs may apply)
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Where needed, the Information Service can provide you with a personalised career guidance session with a qualified career practitioner for up to 45 minutes.
NCI Advisory Board
The Board guides and supports the NCI’s strategic direction by providing independent, expert advice.