Education Advisers conduct educational research and develop course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions.

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

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

Tasks

  • Consults with teachers, principals and administrative officials of educational institutions to co-ordinate educational programmes and provide advice.
  • Identifies and evaluates developments in education by conducting research into educational systems.
  • Serves on committees to identify present and future needs within the educational system, and plan, develop and modify facilities and programmes.
  • Documents subjects and courses developed, and evaluates new courses.
  • Organises and conducts workshops and conferences to train teachers in new programmes and methods.
  • Applies knowledge of learning processes and school structures to develop operational and training programmes, and submit them for decision and funding.

More about Education Advisers and Reviewers

All Education Advisers and Reviewers

  • $2,020 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

Education Advisers

  • 8,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 72% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Education Advisers (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
from 8,100 in 2011 to 8,800 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Location: Education Advisers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Education and Training; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Public Administration and Safety.
  • 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 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (52%).
  • Gender: 72% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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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 Training79.9
Health Care and Social Assistance3.3
Public Administration and Safety2.8
Administrative and Support Services2.0
Other Industries12.0

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: 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 AdvisersAll Jobs Average
NSW28.631.6
VIC28.725.6
QLD19.820.0
SA8.07.0
WA9.010.8
TAS1.82.0
NT1.61.0
ACT2.51.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketEducation AdvisersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.5-5.05.0
20-243.4-9.39.3
25-3419.6-22.922.9
35-4424.4-22.022.0
45-5424.5-21.621.6
55-5911.8-9.09.0
60-649.1-6.06.0
65 and Over6.7-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: 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 AdvisersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate45.2-10.110.1
Bachelor degree34.2-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma9.3-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV4.5-21.121.1
Year 124.7-18.118.1
Year 110.6-4.84.8
Year 10 and below1.3-12.512.5

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in education to work as an Education Adviser. 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

Thinking about study or training?

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

  • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
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  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
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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.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

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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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-9031.00 - Instructional Coordinators.

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