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Practice Aptitude Quizzes

Practice Aptitude Quizzes are a general resource designed to illustrate some of the key literacy, numeracy and comprehension learning standards required of people attempting an Australian Apprenticeships entry level qualification. Questions in these Quizzes are presented in the context of a specific industry sector. These industries include:

  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Animal Care
  • Business Services
  • Children’s Services
  • Electrical
  • Hospitality
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Retail Services

The Practice Aptitude Quizzes also provide industry specific careers information and links.

Current Skill Shortages in Australia

The Federal Government keeps an eye on which jobs are the easiest to get. This is good to keep in mind when you are thinking of your future career. For 2013 this is the current situation:

Employers recruiting in 2013 generally filled their vacancies with ease and had large fields of applicants from whom to choose. In 2013,

  • employers filled a higher proportion of vacancies than they have at any time in the last seven years
  • job seekers applying for skilled vacancies faced relatively strong competition, with an average of 13.9 applicants per vacancy.

There is less competition in the following areas:

  • Automotive Trades
  • Food Trades
  • Hairdressers

There is a large amount of competition in the following jobs:

  • School Teachers
  • ICT Professions
  • Nurses

Perth is in the top three most competitive job markets in Australia.

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