Pivot - Career Navigator

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What is Pivot?

Pivot is a prototype, online career-navigation tool that helps current and future workers think about and prepare for the future of work.

It can be used at any stage of the career journey and generates individualised results to help workers explore their skills developed through work and study, areas of work (the 7 job clusters) that match skills and/or interests and employment opportunities available to workers in South West Victoria. Pivot is a part of the New Work Mindset in South West Victoria Project. It will be used to form the basis of new career management thinking for the current and future workforce, between TAFE and industry partners.


When thinking about future job opportunities, instead of thinking about the 1,000+ occupations that exist in Australia you can actually think about your skills, strengths and interests and which job clusters they fit into. You can have a dream cluster instead of a dream job!

For example if you’re looking at a job within ‘The Carers’ cluster, which comprises jobs requiring skill in providing mental, physical or emotional care or support to others, you will be able to more easily shift between roles in a job cluster with the right portable technical skills. There may be a few skill gaps which can be filled with additional training or experience, through focussing on building a portfolio of skills relevant to an area of work you will more easily be able to navigate a changing world of work.

The 7 job clusters include:

The Carers
Requires skills in mental, physical or emotional care provision. Jobs include: Child Carers, Personal Care Workers, Enrolled Nurse.

The Coordinators
Requires administration, process or service skills. Jobs include: Human Resource Clerks, Cafe Workers, Domestic Cleaners.

The Designers
Requires skills in science, maths and design. Jobs include: Architects, Engineers, Food Scientists.

The Generators
Requires interpersonal skills like communication and teamwork. Jobs include: Retail Managers, Call Centre Workers, Bank Workers.

The Informers
Requires skills in information, education or business services. Jobs include: Librarians, Teachers.

The Artisans
Requires construction, production or maintenance skills. Jobs include Machinery Operators, Farm Workers, Aquaculture Workers.

The Technologists
Requires skill using digital tools and technologies. Jobs include: ICT Business and Systems Analysts, Software Programmers.

Ability To Multitask
The ability to perform more than one task, or activity, at the same time.

Administrative Support
The ability to complete tasks related to general office management and support/assistance. This includes: answering phones, speaking with clients, assisting an employer, data entry, or a variety of other tasks.

Business Management
The ability to deal with complex issues, lead teams and make business decisions applicable across a variety of organisational structures.

Client Service Management
The ability to provide customers or clients assistance in a helpful, efficient manner, and ensuring that customers are satisfied with the product or service they are receiving.

The ability to support others to achieve a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance.

The ability to speak clearly, listen actively and write for different audiences to express thoughts and opinions and disagree respectfully; ensuring that all voices are heard.

Conflict Management
The ability to limit the negative elements of conflict while increasing the positive elements in order to enhance learning and group outcomes.

Continuous Learning
Being motivated to seek out new learning and experiences.

The ability to imagine possibilities, come up with new ideas and make those ideas reality.

Cultural Awareness
The ability to communicate respectfully with people from different cultures and to appreciate different perspectives.

Customer Service
The ability to ensure customer satisfaction with a product or service, usually while performing a transaction for the customer, such as making a sale or returning an item.

The ability to make a choice from a range of possibilities, using different approaches, as well as reflection on the outcomes.

Detail Oriented
The ability to pay attention to the specifics and making a conscious effort to understand causes instead of just the effects.

Digital Literacy
The ability to use digital technologies to communicate with others, create solutions and do research.

The ability to see and seize upon new business opportunities, the commitment and drive required to pursue them and the openness to failure.

Financial Literacy
Being aware of the thinking and feeling that drives your financial decisions, using maths skills to manage money and using tools such as budgets to achieve future financial goals.

The ability to be ready and able to change and adapt to different circumstances.

Goal Oriented
Focussed on reaching a specific objective or accomplishing a given task.

Highly Motivated
Proactive and showing initiative.

Independent Thinking
The ability to process information on your own and make a judgement on your experiences, observations and thought processes.

Independent Working
The ability to take ownership of a task or project without the need for constant assistance or supervision.

Information Management
The ability to collect and manage information from one or more sources and distribute it to others.

The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

Interpersonal Skills
These are the skills used by a person to get along with others this usually ranges from communication and listening skills to attitude.

The ability to lead oneself, a group of people or an organisation. This often includes skills such as the ability to delegate, inspire and communicate effectively.

Leadership Development
The ability to expand the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organisations.

The ability to correctly interpret messages during communication.

The ability to coordinate the efforts of a team to accomplish its objectives through the application of available resources, such as financial and human resources.

Meeting Deadlines
The ability to manage schedules and prioritise well, to deliver work on time.

The ability to reach a compromise or agreement while avoiding arguments or disagreements. Where there are disagreements, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for their organisation or team.

Planning And Scheduling
The ability to break down a project or work plan into individual tasks and defining times and due dates that will deliver the outcome.

The ability to confidently and clearly speak in front of an audience, and to use different technologies and formats to share information.

Prioritising Tasks
The ability to order tasks based on importance and estimated effort, in a way that is flexible and adaptable to changes.

Problem Solving
The ability to find effective solutions to varied and challenging problems.

Process Improvement
The ability to create, apply and recognise the value of new ideas to solve problems, improve or develop new processes, products or strategies.

Program Development
The ability to observe, evaluate and identify actions to improve a program.

Project Management
The ability to break a project down into smaller tasks, use timelines and share tasks between group/team members to achieve project goals.

Public Speaking
The ability to confidently and clearly speak in front of an audience.

The creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methods or understandings.

Resource Management
The efficient and effective development or use of an organisation’s resources when they are needed.

Risk Assessment
The ability to identify, analyse, and evaluate the potential events that may negatively impact individuals, assets, and/or the environment involved. This usually is done through risk analysis

The ability to make your own decisions about how to organise and complete your work, rather than being directed by someone else

Having the drive to work, put effort into self-development, and achieve your goals.

Strategic Thinking
The ability to plan out the future and organise actions that work towards a goal.

Team Building
The ability to improve social interactions and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks, in order for teams to better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests.

The ability to collaborate with others to make decisions and reach shared goals; managing disagreements and respecting ideas different from your own.

Time Management
The ability to plan, organise and oversee people, activities and timelines to achieve goals and complete projects.

Work Ethic
The ability to continuously apply oneself to work based off the belief that hard work is a moral virtue.

Workforce Planning
A continual process used to align the needs and priorities of the organisation with those of its employees to ensure it can meet its goals.