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Explore career paths in education and training

The world-class Australian education sector is widely considered a vital resource to Australian society and has also become a $20 billion export industry that attracts international students from far and wide.

Introduction to careers in education and training

The education and training sector involves school teachers, academics and university staff, TAFE instructors, and a range of administrative and support roles.
Education and training industry overview
Education and training industry overview
The education and training sector involves school teachers, academics and university staff, TAFE instructors, and a rang…
How to become a teacher if you haven’t yet studied teaching
How to become a teacher if you haven’t yet studied teaching
Three ways to become a teacher if you haven't completed an education degree.
Pros and cons of a career in education and training
Pros and cons of a career in education and training
We’ll go over the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision about whether teaching is the right career for you.
Education and training industry overview
Education and training industry overview
The education and training sector involves school teachers, academics and university staff, TAFE instructors, and a rang…
How to become a teacher if you haven’t yet studied teaching
How to become a teacher if you haven’t yet studied teaching
Three ways to become a teacher if you haven't completed an education degree.
Pros and cons of a career in education and training
Pros and cons of a career in education and training
We’ll go over the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision about whether teaching is the right career for you.

Career stories

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Education and training career stories


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Zahida Chan

Zahida Chan studied a Bachelor of Business Info Systems at The Singapore Institute of Management in 2018 and is now a Delivery and Support Engineer at FDM Group.
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Zahida Chan

Zahida Chan studied a Bachelor of Business Info Systems at The Singapore Institute of Management in 2018 and is now a Delivery and Support Engineer at FDM Group.
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Cliff Mutyavaviri

Cliff Mutyavaviri studied a Bachelor of Business (International Business) at the Western Sydney University - Parramatta and is now a business intelligence trainee at FDM Group.
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Cliff Mutyavaviri

Cliff Mutyavaviri studied a Bachelor of Business (International Business) at the Western Sydney University - Parramatta and is now a business intelligence trainee at FDM Group.
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Zoe Ferguson

Zoe Ferguson studied ​a Bachelor of Occupational Health ​at University of Adelaide, and is now a Program Development Officer in Student Success / Academic Services at The University of Melbourne.
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Zoe Ferguson

Zoe Ferguson studied ​a Bachelor of Occupational Health ​at University of Adelaide, and is now a Program Development Officer in Student Success / Academic Services at The University of Melbourne.
  • Day in the life

Zahida Chan

Zahida Chan studied a Bachelor of Business Info Systems at The Singapore Institute of Management in 2018 and is now a Delivery and Support Engineer at FDM Group.
  • Day in the life

Zahida Chan

Zahida Chan studied a Bachelor of Business Info Systems at The Singapore Institute of Management in 2018 and is now a Delivery and Support Engineer at FDM Group.
  • Day in the life

Cliff Mutyavaviri

Cliff Mutyavaviri studied a Bachelor of Business (International Business) at the Western Sydney University - Parramatta and is now a business intelligence trainee at FDM Group.
  • Day in the life

Cliff Mutyavaviri

Cliff Mutyavaviri studied a Bachelor of Business (International Business) at the Western Sydney University - Parramatta and is now a business intelligence trainee at FDM Group.
  • Day in the life

Zoe Ferguson

Zoe Ferguson studied ​a Bachelor of Occupational Health ​at University of Adelaide, and is now a Program Development Officer in Student Success / Academic Services at The University of Melbourne.
  • Day in the life

Zoe Ferguson

Zoe Ferguson studied ​a Bachelor of Occupational Health ​at University of Adelaide, and is now a Program Development Officer in Student Success / Academic Services at The University of Melbourne.

Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in education and training?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue education and training further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in education and training, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Certificate

Gain important foundation skills in literacy and numeracy with a Certificate I in General Education for Adults at Victoria University Polytechnic. During this course you'll develop skills and knowledge in: reading and writing numeracy communication digital literacy.

Bachelor

In a fast-changing world, tomorrow belongs to people who are ready for anything. We’ll train you to be a critical thinker, not a narrow specialist.

Bachelor

The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education  at La Trobe University is an undergraduate degree, which prepares students for a career as an early childhood and primary educator.