Private Tutors and Teachers teach students in the practice, theory and performance of subjects, such as art, dance, drama and music, in private training establishments.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around half of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.

Tasks

  • planning programs of study for individual students and groups
  • preparing and presenting material on the theory of the subject area
  • instructing and demonstrating practical aspects of the subject area
  • assigning problems and exercises relative to students' training needs and talents
  • assessing students and offering advice, criticism and encouragement
  • revising curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction
  • preparing students for examinations, performance and assessments
  • keeping abreast of developments in the subject area by attending professional conferences, seminars and courses, reading current literature, and talking with colleagues
  • may arrange visits and tours to professional exhibitions and performances
  • may organise for exhibitions or performances of students' work

Job Titles

  • Art Teacher (Private Tuition)
  • Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)
  • Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)
  • Music Teacher (Private Tuition)
  • Other Private Tutors and Teachers
  • Art Teacher (Private Tuition)

    Teaches art in private training establishments.

  • Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)

    Teaches dance in private training establishments.

    Specialisations: Ballet Teacher (Private Tuition)

  • Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)

    Teaches drama in private training establishments.

    Specialisations: Elocution Teacher

  • Music Teacher (Private Tuition)

    Teaches music in private training establishments.

    Specialisations: Singing Teacher (Private Tuition)

  • Other Private Tutors and Teachers

    Includes Dressmaking Teacher (Private Tuition), Handicrafts Teacher (Private Tuition), Language Tutor (Private Tuition), Maths Tutor (Private Tuition)

Fast Facts

  • $1,250 Weekly Pay
  • 35,000 workers Employment Size
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • Average unemployment Unemployment
  • 20.3% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40.5 hours Average full-time
  • 33 years Average age
  • 67.8% female Gender Share

The number of Private Tutors and Teachers grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 35,000 in 2017 to 39,400 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 30,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

  • Size: This is a large occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
  • Location: Private Tutors and Teachers work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in the Education and Training industry.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,250 per week (similar to the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (20.3%, fewer than the all jobs average of 68.4%), showing there are many opportunites to work part-time.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40.5 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 33 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (35.1%).
  • Gender: 67.8% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
YearNumber of Workers
200723300
200825700
200930100
201034900
201132800
201231200
201330300
201430900
201532900
201640400
201735000
202239400

Weekly Earnings

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.
EarningsPrivate Tutors and TeachersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings12501230

Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, 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 Training94.9
Arts and Recreation Services2.0
Public Administration and Safety0.9
Retail Trade0.8
Other Industries1.4

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 2017, 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.
StatePrivate Tutors and TeachersAll Jobs Average
NSW38.331.6
VIC23.126.2
QLD15.919.7
SA7.36.7
WA11.210.8
TAS0.92.0
NT0.71.1
ACT2.61.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketPrivate Tutors and TeachersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-1911.9-5.25.2
20-2423.2-9.99.9
25-3417.2-23.623.6
35-4414.7-21.721.7
45-5414.7-20.820.8
55-595.2-8.88.8
60-642.9-6.06.0
65 and Over10.0-4.04.0

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, Education and Work (2016). Findings based on use of ABS TableBuilder data. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Skill level requirements can change over time, the qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationPrivate Tutors and TeachersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate14-8.68.6
Bachelor degree32.4-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.3-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV6.5-18.918.9
Year 1227.4-18.718.7
Years 11 & 104.8-17.717.7
Below Year 103.6-8.18.1

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job.
Around half of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Training and Education and Community Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

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

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    86% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Education and Training

    85% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  3. English Language

    72% Important

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

  4. Communications and Media

    63% Important

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  5. Administration and Management

    53% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

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Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Coaching and Developing Others

    85% Important

    Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping others to improve.

  2. Training and Teaching Others

    79% Important

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

  3. Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

    78% Important

    Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

  4. Getting Information

    77% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Building Good Relationships

    75% Important

    Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-3021.00 - Self-Enrichment Education Teachers.

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