Education and Training

This image shows 32% of jobs are regional. 9% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 7% of workers are self-employed.

64% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 20% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 5% of workers hold an other qualification. 11% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Annual Employment Growth (%)

Education and Training is one of Australia’s largest employing industries and includes teaching occupations across all levels of schools, as well as University Lecturers and Tutors. Around 71% of the workforce is female, the second highest percentage for any industry within Australia. Part-time work is also relatively common (around 40% of jobs).

Top Employing Occupations

Occupation
Primary School Teachers
Secondary School Teachers
Education Aides
University Lecturers and Tutors
Private Tutors and Teachers
General Clerks
Child Carers
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers
Special Education Teachers
Vocational Education Teachers
School Principals
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
Education Advisers and Reviewers
Commercial Cleaners
Office Managers
Counsellors
Other Education Managers
Contract, Program and Project Administrators
Receptionists
Bookkeepers

Most people who work in Education and Training have post-school qualifications, with almost two-thirds of workers holding a bachelor degree or higher (the highest of any industry). Reflecting the time taken to gain these qualifications, only 9% of this workforce is aged 15 to 24 years old. While most jobs need a university degree, lower skilled jobs like Education Aides can provide an employment pathway.

In addition, a relatively large share of workers are aged 55 years or older (22%), which suggests retirements will create employment opportunities in this industry over the next decade.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.