OF THE BEST JOBS THAT CAN CHANGE LIVES
This job involves organising events and campaigns to raise money for organisations such as charities and human rights groups. It requires communication and presentation skills, the ability to motivate and manage others, to work under pressure and within a budget. Fundraising Institute of Australia chief executive Katherine Raskob says she has seen an increase in job listings for fundraisers across the country. FIA provides training from fundraising essentials to certificate and diploma programs, plus skillspecific areas such as fundraising copywriting and governance foundations for charity board members. Kate Larkin, head of nonprofit at Beaumont People, says her firm specialises in placing professional fundraisers and has never been so busy across all areas. “There’s a huge demand out there and with the growth in need, there’s an increasingly shorter supply of really experienced fundraisers,” she says. “Sales, commercial acumen and a proven background in meeting financial targets are critical skills alongside an ability to build longlasting, prosperous relationships.”
WELFARE CENTRE MANAGER
This role involves planning, directing and co-ordinating centres, programs or projects concerned with social welfare support. Workers must have completed a relevant qualification comparable to a bachelor degree or higher, and have at least three years of experience in the industry. A common degree is a Bachelor of Human Services, which allows students to specialise to help people in areas such as child and family services, youth services, gender crime, indigenous health, or policy skills and management.
For people in chronic pain, surgery can be life-changing. In some cases, it is also lifesaving. An extra 1400 surgeons are forecast to be needed across Australia between 2017 and 2022, Federal Government data predicts. Students begin with a medical degree that takes between four and six years to complete, then complete another six years of workplace training.