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After completing an education course, you may work as a teacher or teacher’s assistant, performing tasks to enable to social, educational and physical development of children and young people. In your role, you can expect to perform tasks such as:
After completing an education course, you may choose to seek work as a:
You’ll enjoy working in the education sector if you:
The education sector in Australia is generally growing, and job opportunities are increasing in a range of different roles in most areas of Australia.
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts that over 10,000 new secondary school teachers, 9,000 new primary school teachers and 6,000 new special education aides will be required in Australia by 2020. Currently employing approximately 200,000 people, the education sector in Australia is extremely large and has been growing strongly for several years. Job opportunities in all professions within the sector are likely to expand in the next decade, with general growth in employment opportunities across all fields predicted to rise at a rate between 10 and 30 percent.
PayScale offers a range of salary predictions for different education areas. According to PayScale, a primary school teacher can expect to earn an average annual salary between $40,000 and $90,000 per year, with an average of approximately $60,000. PayScale notes that while there is a strong correlation between years of experience and earning potential, 45 percent of primary teachers have less than five years’ experience in their roles.
A secondary school teacher can expect to earn between $45,000 and $92,000 per year, with an average salary of approximately $64,000. PayScale notes entry-level secondary teachers can expect to earn a competitive average salary of $61,000 per year.
A teacher’s aide can expect to earn between $23,000 and $50,000 per year, with an average salary of approximately $44,000. Similarly, entry-level educational aides can expect to earn competitive average salaries, averaging approximately $40,00 per year.