Careers in Education and Training


Education and Training is a fast growing, large employing industry. In Brimbank, the industry employs 7,199 people or 8.4% of local jobs. The largest sub-sectors in Brimbank for employment are Preschool and School Education followed by Adult, Community and Other Education, and Tertiary Education which includes university lecturers and tutors. Source

Most jobs need a university degree, but there are lower-skilled jobs like Teacher's Aide that can provide a pathway. The older age profile suggests there could be opportunities as workers retire. Source

Nationally, trends for the Education and Training industry are as follows:

Very strong growth in:

  • Child Care Centre Managers - average weekly income $1,272 before tax
  • Child Carers - average weekly income $953 before tax
  • Counsellors - average weekly income $1,584 before tax
  • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers - average weekly income $1,488 before tax
  • Education Aides - average weekly income $1,094 before tax
  • ICT Support Technicians - average weekly income $1,498 before tax
  • Psychologists and Psychotherapists - average weekly income $1,857 before tax

Strong growth in:

  • Primary School Teachers - average weekly income $1,801 before tax
  • Science Technicians - average weekly income $1,500 before tax
  • University Lecturers and Tutors - average weekly income $2,511 before tax

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