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Job InformationCOL’s Job Guide contains descriptions of over 500 Australian Occupations.

You can get into them by browsing these pages…

There’s also a separate page so you do a keyword search.

On each individual job page, you’ll find the following details… Our explanations of each section are shown in GREEN text below 🙂

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Job Name Appears Here

VOC Course Year 12 PreferredUniversity Course Subject Prerequisites
These icons idicate the general entry requirements for the occupation. They also link to lists of jobs with the same requirements.

This first section below provides an outline of what the job involves… eg

Accountants analyse, report and give advice about the financial dealings of organisations and individuals, and advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.

Accountants may work on their own or with other accountants. Accountants in private practice have a high level of public contact.

Some positions involve travel, which is often interstate or overseas.


This section lists several of the normal things that are done in the job – eg:

    Accountants may perform the following tasks:

  • assist with the formulation of budgetary and accounting policies
  • prepare financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders and statutory bodies
  • examine the income and expenditure of institutions


This section identifies several of the personal skills that might be needed – eg:

  • good communication skills
  • good presentation skills
  • able to build rapport with clients
  • able to analyse and solve problems
  • good organisational skills
Very Good Outlook
Very Good Outlook for this career!

If shown, this icon links to Joboutlook.gov.au

Interest Area


Icon shows which Interest Area this career “fits”, and links to page with all jobs in that group.


With some occupations you may be able to specialise in other areas after initial training. This section summarises those… eg

Job Title – description

Job Title – description

Job Title – description



VOC Course Year 12 Preferred University Course Subject Prerequisites
These icons are the same as Educational Requirements
icons at top of page.

These paragraphs in this section outline the range of education and training needed to prepare for this occupation.

Additional Information


Extra info about this occupation is included here if available.


This section outlines places that people in this occupation normally work.

It may also mention the current supply/demand for the position.

Similar Jobs

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links to other
similar job
descriptions in
COL’s Job Guide

The GREEN button links directly to our Job Vacancies section for this occupation.

The BLUE button opens our HELP file which explains the Icons etc. Try it 🙂

More Information – External Links

Most of the jobs link to their relevant Joboutlook page shown in the first icon below:
Job Outlook for Accountant

Other relevant external website links will be displayed here:
CPA Australia Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Institute of Public Accountants

These icons provide navigation to other lists of jobs here…

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