The Tertiary Education Commission’s careers website,, has helpful tools to guide you with career planning, discovery and ideas, including:

  • CareerQuest – to help you discover your top five job preferences
  • Subject Matcher – to explore what career options open up for you based on your school subjects
  • Skill Matcher – generates a list of career options based on the skills you like using
  • Jobs Database – to help you research over 400 jobs by industry sector
  • Tip: Register for My Account and you can save all of your findings in the tools above.
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Tips to help you research careers in the tech sector:

  • There are many different names used for IT: Technology careers and study options can be described as IT (Information Technology), ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and digital technology.
  • Applied engineering is also very dependent on technology for things like robotics, design and artificial intelligence (AI). So make sure you check out the engineering and applied science options as well.
  • Every industry sector uses IT/Digital Technology. Applied technology has become increasingly important to industries such as health, food production, manufacturing and construction. The creative industries are also using cutting edge technology.
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