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.

    You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in education to work as an Education Adviser or Reviewer. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    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

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    • $2,020 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment
    • 28,400 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 46 years Average age
    • 71% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Education Advisers and Reviewers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 28,400 in 2018 to 33,300 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 26,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 5,200 a year).

    • Size: This is a large occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was above average in 2018.
    • Location: Education Advisers and Reviewers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $2,020 per week (very high compared to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (67%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (54%).
    • Gender: 71% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    200810800
    20098400
    201011100
    201112000
    201211600
    201310700
    201410100
    201516500
    201615200
    201725600
    201828400
    202333300

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. 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 Earnings20201460

    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Education and Training70.0
    Public Administration and Safety9.7
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6.9
    Health Care and Social Assistance5.1
    Other Industries8.3

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, 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
    NSW29.131.6
    VIC28.625.6
    QLD19.520.0
    SA8.07.0
    WA9.110.8
    TAS1.82.0
    NT1.51.0
    ACT2.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.4-5.05.0
    20-243.2-9.39.3
    25-3418.9-22.922.9
    35-4423.7-22.022.0
    45-5424.6-21.621.6
    55-5912.2-9.09.0
    60-649.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over7.3-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate45.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree34.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV4.3-21.121.1
    Year 124.9-18.118.1
    Year 110.6-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below1.2-12.512.5

    You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in education to work as an Education Adviser or Reviewer. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • national police check
    • working with children check

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    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.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and Training

      95% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. English Language

      80% Skill level

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

    3. Clerical

      70% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    4. Customer and Personal Service

      70% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. Personnel and Human Resources

      68% Skill level

      Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

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    2. Face-to-Face Discussions

      99% Important

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    3. Telephone

      99% Important

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    4. Contact With Others

      97% Important

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    5. Work With Work Group or Team

      95% Important

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