Education and Training

This image shows that there were 1,035,400 people employed in Education and Training as at November 2018, up 15.8% since November 2013. Employment is projected to grow by 11.2% over the five years to May 2023.
31% of jobs are regional. 9% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 6% of workers are self-employed. 65% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 19% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 3% of workers hold an other qualification. 13% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Education and Training is a large and fast growing industry. A significant share is female (72%) and part-time work is common (39% of jobs). Almost two thirds of workers in this industry are Professionals (62%).

This workforce is highly educated and university education is often required. Just 9% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years, due largely to the time taken to gain the required qualifications.

Education and Training employment is projected to increase strongly over the five years to May 2023, influenced by growth in the school aged population, continued strength in international education and the growing demand for adult and community education. In addition, the relatively large share of workers who are aged 55 years or older (22%) indicates that retirements will create opportunities in the industry over the next decade.

Education and Training, Annual employment growth (%)

Education and Training

Education and Training
Top employing occupations This industry All industries
Primary School Teachers 164,100 164,700
Secondary School Teachers 132,200 133,000
Education Aides 92,600 102,100
University Lecturers and Tutors 47,900 49,200
Private Tutors and Teachers 41,200 43,200
General Clerks 29,900 281,800
Child Carers 26,600 143,900
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 24,900 38,000
School Principals 23,200 27,000
Vocational Education Teachers 23,100 29,100
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 21,600 48,300
Education Advisers and Reviewers 18,600 25,100
Special Education Teachers 17,600 23,200
Commercial Cleaners 14,100 156,500
Receptionists 9,200 179,600
Office Managers 9,200 150,700
Other Education Managers 9,200 9,200
Contract, Program and Project Administrators 8,400 131,100
Fitness Instructors 6,800 33,800
Personal Assistants 6,700 48,900

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; Department of Education and Training, Higher Education Statistics; NCVER, Total VET Students and Courses

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