Discover industries – Education and Training

A large and fast-growing industry. Many school and university teaching jobs require a degree, but jobs such as teacher’s aides provide a pathway into the industry.

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This is a fast-growing industry with significant demand for teachers, and other education and training professionals.

View top 10 occupations in this industry

About Education and Training

Education and Training is a large industry. Employees in this industry work in a range of settings, such as: 

  • preschools 

  • schools 

  • technical colleges 

  • training centres 

  • universities 

  • the workplace or the home. 

Most workers have a university or a vocational education and training (VET) qualification.

More than half the workers in this industry are employed full-time. 

Source: Labour Market Insights, Jan 2024

Workforce share in Australia

Percentage of workers who have their main job in this industry.

8.4 %
Employed in Australia

The number of people this industry employs in Australia.

Industry growth in Australia

This is the projected amount this industry will grow in Australia over the next 5 years.

7 %

Source: Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), Employment Projections, May 2023.

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Current and future employment in Australia

See how Australia's Education and Training industry is projected to grow by 13.4% over a 10-year period compared to an average Australian industry growth rate of 14.2%.

Largest employing occupations

This table shows the top-10 occupations in Education and Training by employment numbers.

Primary School Teacher
Secondary School Teacher
Education Aides
University Lecturers and Tutors
Private Tutors and Teachers
Child Carers
General Clerk
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
Vocational Education Teacher
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2021

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