Dreaming real career dreams for
Geelong, in Careers in Caring.


All Dream Real statistics are drawn from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011. All projections are determined from current national and regional industry trends informed by ABS and City of Greater Geelong statistics.

The Geelong Careers app links to eight trending regional industries:


Careers in caring are the largest employers in our region, employing 15% of Geelong’s workforce. Entry level jobs are often already skills shortages and don’t require an ATAR or university degree. There are also an exciting range of professional roles developing as a result of the Deakin university and Gordon TAFE research and training partnerships with the caring profession in Geelong.

Trending employment in Careers in Caring Number of jobs Percentage increase
(2006 to 2011 census)
Registered nurses 3458 ▲ 20%
Aged and disability carers 2328 ▲ 37%
Child carers 1252 ▲ 36%
Support and personal care workers 784 ▲ 14.6%
Welfare support workers 147 ▲ 23%
Fastest growing
Specialist physician 51 ▲ 100%
Health professionals/researcher 57 ▲ 238%
Nurse educators and researchers 76 ▲ 43%

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