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The Career Cluster Wheel

Explore the Clusters and learn about the specialisations

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Makers are the people who use their hands to operate equipment. They like familiar, repetitive processes, and are precise with strong attention to detail.

Makers who focus on constructing undertake the physical work of constructing new buildings and infrastructure


Makers who create prepare, process, and produce goods using their skills with tools and equipment.

They can be further grouped into:

PrepareThese Makers prepare equipment, food, and materials for further processing
ProcessThese Makers process materials and resources
ProduceThese Makers use equipment to produce items and build components

Makers who maintain keep things running as they should, so they clean spaces, inspect for defects, and move items.

They can be further grouped into:

CleanThese Makers assess cleaning requirements, and use equipment to clean work areas, medical equipment, or domestic spaces
InspectThese Makers inspect products, equipment, technology, vehicles, and systems
MoveThese Makers handle hazardous materials, dispose of waste materials, move stock, and sort products

Makers who operate focus on running their specific equipment, technology, or vehicle.

They can be further grouped into:

EquipmentThese Makers operate specific equipment in industrial, medical, or laboratory settings
TechnologyThese Makers operate computers, data storage, software, and audio-visual equipment
TransportThese Makers operate aircraft, trains, trucks, forklifts, buses, and other vehicles

Makers who repair use their skills to fix broken items and return them to operation


Informers use their deep knowledge of their specialist area to support others. This could be through applying their knowledge to advise for decision making purposes, to upskill others so they can enact their own solutions, or to complete work on behalf of another.


Informers who advise use their knowledge to suggest solutions to specific problems.

They can be further grouped into:

EnvironmentalThese Informers advise on environmental conservation, sustainability, and agriculture
FinancialThese Informers advise on accounting, financial management, and budgeting
InterpersonalThese Informers provide advice on political matters, human relations, and present information to the public
LegalThese Informers provide legal advise to clients
MedicalThese Informers provide medical advice to patients or other medical professionals
ScientificThese Informers advise on scientific matters and may communicate with the public

Informers who analyse conduct research to expand their knowledge, which is often then used to advise.

They can be further grouped into:

CollaborateThese Informers work with others to provide holistic analysis for business, government, and organisations
ResearchThese Informers are researchers who conduct scientific experiments, gather data, and prepare reports
TranslateThese Informers are linguistic experts who translate information into another language

Informers who educate share their knowledge with others


Informers who guide assist or coach others so that they can do the work themselves, with support from the Informer.

They can be further grouped into:

AssistThese Informers prepare documents for others, provide advice, and discuss issues for others to enact a solution
CoachThese Informers provide encouragement, advice, and support to others

Guardians are focused on supporting health and wellbeing, and use their skills and knowledge to treat others. Similar to Makers, they often work physically.


Guardians who assess use their skills to evaluate clients and patients, and then monitor progress.

They can be further grouped into:

EvaluateThese Guardians diagnose conditions, and develop treatment and training plans
MonitorThese Guardians perform tests and track progress so they can identify problems

Guardians who work in this section focus on physical appearance and helping others look as they desire


Guardians who are primarily focused on treating patients and clients often work with their hands to provide medical or alternative therapies. 

They can be further grouped into:

AlternativeThese Guardians treat patients and clients using alternative therapies
MedicalThese Guardians treat patients and clients using medical therapies

Guardians who focus on safety and wellbeing respond in emergencies, protect us from harm, and ensure our spaces are safe.

They can be further grouped into:

ComplyThese Guardians ensure compliance with safety regulations, conduct risk management, and develop emergency plans
RespondThese Guardians respond to emergencies and act swiftly to protect life and property
SecureThese Guardians maintain security using physical force and investigate threats and criminal activity

Guardians who support others provide guidance and assistance to support their client's progress


Guardians who train participate in or supervise physical fitness and ensure training occurs in a safe environment


Innovators use their creativity and problem solving skills to design solutions, which are often then enacted by Makers.


Innovators who design work with digital and physical platforms to create aesthetically pleasing compositions as artists, creators, and designers


Innovators who develop create digital programs and develop programs for a range of purposes.

They can be further grouped into:

DigitalThese Innovators focus on using software and digital technology to develop programs 
ProceduralThese Innovators develop procedures and programs for things like learning and policy development

Innovators who engineer use specialised technical skills to create infrastructure, machines, products, and more


Linkers are the people who help other people connect with the services, things, and support they need. They do this by combining a strong knowledge of their subject area with good listening and communication skills which allow them to join the dots where others can’t.


Linkers who connect bring people together, referring clients on to additional services, or working to resolve disputes.

They can be further grouped into:

ReferThese Linkers refer clients to external, additional support and services
ResolveThese Linkers help bring parties in dispute together to connect and resolve issues

Linkers who promote raise public awareness about a cause, brand, or organisation


Linkers who sell help people purchase goods or services from businesses and organisations


Linkers who serve assist people to use, engage with, and enjoy services and experiences


Coordinators have strong organisation and planning skills. They can see the bigger picture and are able to bring multiple diverse elements together into a format which is useful and manageable.


Coordinators who focus on Administration complete documents, manage records, and handle schedules

They can be further grouped into:

AccountsThese Coordinators work with financial records and business transactions
RecordsThese Coordinators work with documents, records, and information using paper and digital files
SchedulesThese Coordinators manage calendars and arrange schedules

Coordinators who manage projects and people use their skills to keep things on track, ensure all parties have what they need, and monitor progress.

They can be further grouped into:

ProjectsThese Coordinators ensure projects meet deadlines and are completed according to plan
TeamsThese Coordinators keep their teams operational and functioning well

Coordinators who are strategists use their skills to plan for the future and anticipate what management and administration will need to take place for the project

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