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Education

Career information for your major

Discipline overview

Education is a rewarding career that can truly change lives. Few other jobs let you have such a profound impact on the lives of so many children. As an educator you’ll play an important role in the social, cognitive and emotional development of your students and become a respected member of your community.

Key employability skills

  • Communication skills
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Creative problem solving and critical thinking
  • IT/Technical literacy
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership and collaborative skills
  • Classroom and education environment management

Specialised areas

  • Early years
  • Primary teaching
  • Secondary teaching
  • Special education
  • TESOL
  • Educational leadership

Related occupations

Researching current job titles in this profession will assist you gain an understanding of what types of positions you could apply for.

  • School Teacher – catholic, independent or government
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Educational Consultant
  • Educational Manager
  • Outdoor Education Teacher
  • PDHPE Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Recreational Activities Coordinator
  • School Counsellor
  • School Principal
  • Sport Development Officer
  • TAFE Teacher
  • Training and Development Officer

Employers

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

Early years

  • Albion Park Children Centre
  • Balls Paddock Children's Centre
  • Big Fat Smile
  • Chatterbox Child Care
  • Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre
  • Gotgame
  • Grandma Rosie’s Childcare Centre
  • Illawarra Children’s Services
  • I-Teach
  • ITN Mark Education
  • Jigsaw Corporation Childcare
  • Junior Einstein Nurturing Centre
  • Koala Child Care Centre
  • KU Children’s Services
  • Noah’s Ark Shoalhaven
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities
  • Sunshine Kids
  • The Oaks Kindergarten
  • Tinkerbell Preschool & Long Day Care

Primary

  • ACT Department of Education
  • AIME Indigenous Corporation
  • Anglican Youthworks
  • Anglicare
  • ASPECT
  • Autism Spectrum Australia
  • Barnardos Australia
  • Big Fat Smile (Child Care)
  • Camp Australia
  • Catholic Education Office
  • Illawarra Children’s Services
  • Independent Education Union
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Department of Education & Communities
  • PlayAbility
  • School Tutoring Academy
  • St Joseph’s School, Hindmarsh
  • Terry Street Kids Child Care Centre
  • Tutor House School
  • University of Wollongong
  • Vincentia High School
  • YMCA

Secondary

  • Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience
  • Australian Technical College Illawarra
  • Cambridge Education Centre
  • Catholic Education Office
  • Catholic Care Wollongong
  • Kumon Education Centre
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Department of Education & Communities
  • OshClub Before and After School Care
  • Oxford Learning Centre
  • Performance School of Music
  • SmartTeachers UK

Physical & health education

  • AFL NSW
  • Australian Sports Commission
  • Bluescope Steel
  • Bowral High School
  • Burgmann Anglican School
  • Catholic Education Office
  • Endeavour Hills Secondary College
  • Melbourne Storm Football Club
  • Nowra Christian School
  • Office of State Revenue
  • Optimum Experiences
  • Optimum Experiences Outdoor Adventures
  • Royal Life Saving Society
  • Southbound Adventures
  • Southwest Tradeoff
  • Sportspro
  • The Disability Trust
  • University of Wollongong

Key industry job websites

Professional bodies and associations

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Post graduate/additional studies

UOW offers a Master of Teaching for students with a bachelor degree who wish to qualify as a teacher.  

Various other postgraduate qualifications are offered for those who wish to further or specialise their education studies, including the Master of Education, Doctor of Education, Master of Autism, Graduate Diploma in TESOL, Graduate Certificate in TESOL, Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate in Autism

Course information

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools

 

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