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.

If you undertake an Australian Apprenticeship, or training through a TAFE or private provider, you will be trained by someone with qualifications in Training and Education.

What does this industry cover?

More students enrol in VET than the primary, secondary or university sectors. The industry is made up of a combination of training organisations including secondary schools and universities, and Registered Training Organisations with the best known being TAFE.

The other registered organisations are: Private Registered Training Organisations that may be for-profit, Enterprise Registered Training Organisations that are both training provider and employer, and Community Registered Training Organisations such as Community Colleges which are not-for-profit.

Education is Australia’s 4th largest export and the VET sector has a very good reputation overseas for its training. The Asian market in particular is either coming to Australia or more importantly accessing VET training offshore.

Job hunting information

There are regulatory requirements for you to become a VET teacher or practitioner. Employers will look favourably on those that have or are working towards a TAE qualification, and who already have a current qualification and industry experience in the sector they would like to teach in.

Top skills for this industry are: teaching skills, digital communication, learning agility, intellectual autonomy, adaptability, compliance, creativity and problem solving and language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Job prospects are good especially for those that can teach in current skill shortage sectors. People employed in this industry are predominately casual or part time.

Information for 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.

Employment and wage data for this industry

Apprenticeships Employment Size

This is a small industry for Australian Apprenticeship commencements. In the year to September 2022, commencements were: 342

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 11/4/2023. AATIS analysis.

Commencements Change

Commencements in the year to September 2022 in this industry have increased, compared with the previous year.

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 11/4/2023. AATIS analysis.

Apprentice Employment Outcomes

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

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Employment Size

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

Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Employment Change

In the next 5 years, change in employment in this industry is predicted to increase.

Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022. AATIS analysis.

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