If you relate well to people, particularly younger people, are patient, caring, and feel you have a flair for passing on your knowledge and skills to others, then you might like to consider a career in education and training.
The Education and Training sector has experienced strong growth over the past decade, creating a strong demand for trained staff in this field.
If you are someone that has a passion for education and is interested in supporting young people in their learning and development, then you should seriously explore the pathways to becoming a Primary or Secondary teacher.
If you have practical skills and knowledge you could share with others, you may want to consider the merits of becoming a Vocational Education Teacher/Trainers or Trade teacher.
If you enjoy working with children in their early years - helping with their daily care and encouraging their personal development and learning - you may be interested in working in the rapidly growing child care industry. There is a strong demand for qualified child care workers in community, government, and private establishments around the country and it is a very rewarding vocation.
Training & Qualifications
Training and study options for this industry can include Traineeships (including school-based options), VET and University pathways.
The types of courses and qualifications you can use to make a career in this industry begin at the Certificate II level and progress all the way to university level.
Teachers in Australian schools and some kindergartens need Degrees in Education, but Certificate III and IV qualifications are available for many support roles and other positions within the Education and Industry. Examples include:
- Child Care Assistants – Certificate III in Children’s Services
- Child Care Team Leader – Diploma of Children's Services
- Child Care Centre Managers – Advanced Diploma of Children's Services
- Vocational Education Teachers - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or and Diploma of Vocational Education and Training with further options such as a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education at University.