Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM)​

The need for Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills is growing and can provide you with a
long-term career.

Why is everyone talking about STEM?

New technologies, processes and equipment are changing how we work and the type of work we do.

With strong growth in STEM-based jobs in recent years, South Australia’s Training and Skills Commission estimate that by 2025, about 1 in 7 workers in South Australia will have a STEM-based job.

While the rapid pace of change may be unsettling, it is also inspiring and exciting. STEM skills can help you to be flexible and adapt to new innovations and opportunities.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career that will last, explore the wide range of STEM-based occupations you can work in.

Explore STEM careers

Australia's total STEM workforceSTEM jobs are broader than you realise, with Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualified workers making up the highest portion of Australia’s STEM workforce.

In Australia and around the world, STEM refers to jobs in:

  • natural and physical sciences (eg. biology, chemistry, geology)
  • information technology
  • engineering
  • architecture and building
  • agriculture and environment
  • medical and health care

See STEM careers.

STEM skills will offer you opportunity and choice for your future

Learn more about careers and training opportunities in:


Image source: Infographic from the Office of the Chief Scientist 2016,
data source is the 2011 ABS Census

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