Education and Training

Industry Overview

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.

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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.


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Occupations In This Industry

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Job Stream

Featured Job
  • Trainee Childcare Worker

  • Your Kids Our Kids
  • The successful candidate will be employed on a full time basis for a 12 month Traineeship to complete your Certificate III in Children’s Services. Your studies will be completed by correspondence and you will have the support of your colleagues to guide you through your course work. A traineeship is a fantastic option and allows you to be paid while you study and put your knowledge into practice.
    • One of the best childcares in Western Sydney
    • A traineeship is a fantastic option and allows you to be paid while you study
    • Above award Wage
  • Education and TrainingEarly Child Educators
  • Sun 14 Jul , 2019
  • Chipping Norton, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Childcare Trainee

  • Explore & Develop Lilyfield
  • This is an entry level job and you will be nurtured in this role as you work alongside and assist educators. You will complete a Certificate 3 in Education and Care (within 12 months) whilst gaining paid industry experience in a fun, dynamic and professional environment.
    • Entry level role
    • Study and learn on the job
    • Fun, supportive environment
  • Education and TrainingEarly Child Educators
  • Thu 11 Jul , 2019
  • Lilyfield, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Certificate III Trainee - Early Childhood - Full Time

  • Children's Early Learning Company Pty Ltd
  • We are looking for a caring and motivated person who wishes to study the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as a full time Trainee in our centre. We are seeking someone who has a passion for children and an interest in growing their knowledge while gaining valuable hands on experience in a child care setting.
    • Amazing working environment
    • Access to a Mentor to guide you through your studies and career
    • High staff to children ratios
  • Education and TrainingEarly Child Educators
  • Fri 21 Jun , 2019
  • Sylvania, New South Wales
  • Wed 17 Jul , 2019
  • Macarthur , New South Wales
  • Wed 17 Jul , 2019
  • Sydney, New South Wales