Education Advisers and Reviewers conduct educational research, develop course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions, and review and examine the work of teachers and the results from curriculum programs in school settings.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around four in five workers have a university degree.

Tasks

  • consulting with teachers, principals and administrative officials of educational institutions to coordinate educational programs and provide advice
  • identifying and evaluating developments in education by conducting research into educational systems
  • serving on committees to identify present and future needs within the educational system, and planning, developing and modifying facilities and programs
  • documenting subjects and courses developed, and evaluating new courses
  • organising and conducting workshops and conferences to train teachers in new programs and methods
  • applying knowledge of learning processes and school structures to develop operational and training programs, and submitting them for decision and funding
  • visiting schools and observing teachers in the classroom, noting pupil response, motivation and teaching techniques
  • discussing programs, records and teachers with School Principals to record academic performance of schools, welfare of pupils and performance of individual teachers
  • making suggestions to government officials about improvements to educational facilities, equipment, buildings and staff to ensure continued standards of education

Job Titles

  • Education Adviser
  • Education Reviewer
  • Education Adviser

    Conducts educational research and develops course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions.

    Specialisations: Adult Education Teacher, TAFE Lecturer, TAFE Teacher, Workplace Trainer and Assessor

  • Education Reviewer

    Reviews and examines the work of teachers in classrooms and schools, and observes the results of the application of curriculum programs in primary, middle or intermediate school, or secondary educational institutions.

    Specialisations: Curriculum Advisory Teacher, Education Officer, Home-School Liaison Officer, Preschool Adviser

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    $1,378 Before Tax
  • Future Growth

    moderate
  • Skill Level

    Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Employment Size

    14,700
  • Unemployment

    below average
  • Male Share

    25.4%
  • Female Share

    74.6%
  • Full-Time Share

    67.9%

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This is a medium sized occupation employing 14,700 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.
Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Education Advisers and Reviewers work in most parts of Australia.
  • They mainly work in: Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Full-time work is fairly common. Full-time workers, on average, work 35.0 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $1,378 per week (higher than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • The workforce is fairly mature. The average age is 46 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years) and around 5 in 10 workers are aged 45 years or older.
  • Around 7 in 10 workers are female.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was below average.

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.
YearNumber of Workers
200512800
20068100
20079900
20089500
20099700
201011600
201111400
201211500
201310500
201412100
201514700
202015800

Weekly Earnings

Full-time Earnings

All Jobs Average

Weekly Earnings (before tax)

Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report. Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
EarningsEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings13781230

Hours

Weekly Hours Worked

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Hours actually worked by people who usually work full-time, and share of employment by full-time and part-time status, for this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs Average
Full-time67.968.4
Part-time32.131.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)35.040.0

Main Industries

Top Industries

Main Employing Industries (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Education and Training61.0
Public Administration and Safety18.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5.7
Other Services4.5
Other Industries10.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs Average
NSW29.431.8
VIC21.925.5
QLD20.419.8
SA8.26.8
WA14.511.2
TAS1.92.0
NT1.11.1
ACT2.61.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.9-5.45.4
20-242.0-9.99.9
25-3420.8-23.423.4
35-4424.8-21.721.7
45-5424.7-21.121.1
55-599.6-8.78.7
60-6410.3-5.95.9
65 and Over7.1-3.83.8

Gender

Male Share

Female Share

Gender (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Male and female share of employment in this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryEducation Advisers and ReviewersCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males25.4Males53.6
Females74.6Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

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A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job.
Around four in five workers have a university degree.

If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job.
The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.

It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.

Employers look for Education Advisers and Reviewers who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Knowledge

The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Education and Training

    98% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  2. English Language

    95% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Psychology

    76% Important

    Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.

  4. Administration and Management

    75% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  5. Mathematics

    75% Important

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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Activities

The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    98% Important

    Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  2. Training and Teaching Others

    95% Important

    Identifying the educational needs of others, developing training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

  3. Getting Information

    93% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

    91% Important

    Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.

  5. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

    90% Important

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

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