Music Teachers (Private Tuition) teach music in private training establishments.

Specialisations: Singing Teacher (Private Tuition).

You need a high level of musical ability to work as a Music Teacher (Private Tuition). Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Music Teachers (Private Tuition).

Tasks

  • Plans programmes of study for individual students and groups.
  • Prepares and presents material on the theory of the subject area.
  • Instructs and demonstrates practical aspects of the subject area.
  • Assigns problems and exercises relative to students' training needs and talents.
  • Assesses students and offers advice, criticism and encouragement.
  • Revises curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Prepares students for examinations, performances and assessments.
  • Keep 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 exhibitions or performances of students' work.

All Private Tutors and Teachers

  • $1,122 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Music Teachers (Private Tuition)

  • 11,000 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 17% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 65% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Music Teachers (Private Tuition) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 9,200 in 2011 to 11,000 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Location: Music Teachers (Private Tuition) work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in the Education and Training industry.
  • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (17%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 65% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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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 Training96.0
Arts and Recreation Services1.1
Retail Trade1.1
Health Care and Social Assistance0.6
Other Industries1.2

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.
StateMusic Teachers (Private Tuition)All Jobs Average
NSW36.131.6
VIC25.825.6
QLD16.320.0
SA7.07.0
WA9.810.8
TAS2.02.0
NT0.41.0
ACT2.71.9

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 BracketMusic Teachers (Private Tuition)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-196.5-5.05.0
20-2414.0-9.39.3
25-3419.6-22.922.9
35-4417.8-22.022.0
45-5417.4-21.621.6
55-598.2-9.09.0
60-646.9-6.06.0
65 and Over9.7-4.24.2

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 QualificationMusic Teachers (Private Tuition)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate17.0-10.110.1
Bachelor degree38.4-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma14.9-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV4.6-21.121.1
Year 1218.7-18.118.1
Year 112.3-4.84.8
Year 10 and below4.1-12.512.5

You need a high level of musical ability to work as a Music Teacher (Private Tuition). Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Music Teachers (Private Tuition).

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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.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Communications and media

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

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Demands

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

  1. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  2. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  3. Contact with the public

    84% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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, 25-3021.00 - Self-Enrichment Education Teachers.

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