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Training and Education


The Training and Education sector is aimed at meeting the competency development needs of individuals and organisations providing education, training and assessment services within the Vocational Education and Training Sector (VET).

The VET sector is responsible for developing the competence of individuals in areas of work required by industry, enterprises and organisations as well as providing general education for the community.

What does this industry cover?

  • Enterprise training
  • Vocational education and training (VET)
  • Training design and development
  • Language, literacy and numeracy provision
  • Digital education

Industry Information

There are 23,300 people employed in this industry. The main sectors are Training and Assessment and Product Development.

Traineeship and apprenticeship commencements in this industry are minimal as few qualifications are approved as traineeships, and not in all states and territories.

Employment and wage data for this industry

Apprenticeships Employment Size

This is a small industry for Australian Apprenticeship commencements. In the year to September 2018, commencements were: 83

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 28/03/2019AATIS analysis.

Commencements Change

Commencements in the year to September 2018 in this industry have increased, compared with the previous year.

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 28/03/2019AATIS analysis.

Apprentice Employment Outcomes

For Australian Apprentice graduates from this industry, employment outcomes are high.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Employment Size

This is a small to medium sized industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Employment Change

Over the past 5 years, change in employment in this industry has remained stable.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

The average wage of all employees in this industry is medium to high.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018. AATIS analysis.

Key Occupations



This industry is positioned in the following groups

What does this industry cover?

Business, Clerical & Financial Services

Work Type

Helping & Advising

Organising & Clerical

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Career Pathways

Training and Education has career pathways from Certificate II through to Diploma. Look at the Job Pathway Chart to see what is of interest.

Job Pathway Charts

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Further Research


Industry information is published by peak level associations, government and major employers.  Accessing industry association sites, including member lists, is a good way of building up an understanding of an industry.  Visiting employer websites and looking for careers or employment menus helps identify how employers recruit and the skills they are recruiting.

Use Google to search for the associations and organisations listed below. 


  • Skills for Australia
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Council for Private Education and Training
  • TAFE Directors Australia
  • Australasian Curriculum and Certification Authorities
  • Australian Council for Adult Literacy
  • Australian Council for Educational Research


  • Department of Education and Training

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