What you’ll learn

  • Students will gain a very good overview of the key technologies impacting on all our lives, now and into the future
  • Other forces of change are also discussed such as Globalisation, Climate Change, Population Growth and the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • Students will understand the key hard and soft skills needed to prepare for the future of work and how to up-skill and re-skill
  • Students interested in career change will learn which types of jobs are in and which type of jobs are out over the coming years to 2025 and beyond
  • Apart from jobs the course examines the need for you to become more entrepreneurial and diversify your livelihood
  • Students will be able to advise others such as their own children on the skills and careers of the future as we look towards 2030
  • The course also looks at how the COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the future of work


Today we are at the beginning of what has been termed the 4th Industrial Revolution. This isn’t about some ‘far future’ of work.  In many ways the future is already here!  The pace of change is rapid and the world of work is being transformed by technology at an ever increasing pace.  In 2020 & 2021 the Covid-19 pandemic across the world has accelerated the changes which were already underway.  Will you be left behind or will you be ready for change?  To be prepared for the future you have to understand it.  Will there be enough employment in the future, and if so what will that work be? How should you upskill or reskill and what do these terms mean anyway?  Should you become an entrepreneur and start your own business to diversify your livelihood?  Should you develop a portfolio career with multiple sources of income?  Which occupations will thrive, and which ones will decline?  By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist!

This course gives you an overview of the different new technologies and other forces that are driving change in our world.  The course describes the skills you and your loved ones need to develop to survive and thrive in this new world of the 4th industrial revolution.  This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold around you.  What actions should you take today? What should you tell your children and grandchildren, colleagues, friends and neighbours about the future of work?

Those individuals and organisations that understand the future of work, and prepare for it, will be the best placed to succeed.

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