Education Advisers and Reviewers
Education Advisers and Reviewers conduct educational research, develop course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions, and review and examine the work of teachers and the results from curriculum programs in school settings.
consulting with teachers, principals and administrative officials of educational institutions to coordinate educational programs and provide advice
identifying and evaluating developments in education by conducting research into educational systems
serving on committees to identify present and future needs within the educational system, and planning, developing and modifying facilities and programs
documenting subjects and courses developed, and evaluating new courses
organising and conducting workshops and conferences to train teachers in new programs and methods
applying knowledge of learning processes and school structures to develop operational and training programs, and submitting them for decision and funding
visiting schools and observing teachers in the classroom, noting pupil response, motivation and teaching techniques
discussing programs, records and teachers with School Principals to record academic performance of schools, welfare of pupils and performance of individual teachers
making suggestions to government officials about improvements to educational facilities, equipment, buildings and staff to ensure continued standards of education
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. The latest data are for the five years from November 2021 to November 2026. Over this period, the number of workers:
- is expected to grow strongly
- is likely to reach 34,700 by 2026.
Source: Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Notes: The number employed includes people who work in this occupation as their main job. People who work in more than one job are counted against the occupation they work the most hours in.
Employment projections figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Calculations based on these rounded figures may result in differences to the numbers that are displayed on this page. Employment projections data (including occupations) can be downloaded from the Employment Projections page.
Number of Workers
Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Earnings and hours
Around 67% of people employed as Education Advisers and Reviewers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is similar to the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 43 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).
More than a third of workers regularly work overtime or extra hours (either paid or unpaid).
Median full-time earnings are $2,067 per week, this is much higher than the all jobs median ($1,593):
- 3 in 4 workers earn more than $1,828
- 1 in 4 earn more than $2,384
Median hourly earnings are $56, this is more than the all jobs median ($41 per hour).
Sources: Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average. Overtime hours: ABS, Characteristics of Employment, 2021. Full-time median earnings and median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021. Compared to all jobs median.
Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
|Earnings||Education Advisers and Reviewers||All Jobs Average|
Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Education Advisers and Reviewers||All Jobs Average|
Around 69% of Education Advisers and Reviewers live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
Victoria has a large share of employment relative to its population size.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Education Advisers and Reviewers is 46 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 45 to 54 years.
Females make up 71% of the workforce. This is 23 percentage points above the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Education Advisers and Reviewers||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||7.3||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
A bachelor or postgraduate degree in education is usually needed to work as an Education Adviser or Reviewer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.
- Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
- ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
- My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
- AAPathways website to explore Training and Education and Community Services VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Education Advisers and Reviewers||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||45.4||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||1.2||12.5|
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.
Skills and Knowledge
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.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Reading work related information.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Talking to others.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Teaching people how to do something.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
55%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
55%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
52%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
52%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Looking for ways to help people.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
95%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
70%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
68%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
65%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
62%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
60%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
60%Therapy and counselling
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
57%Philosophy and theology
Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.
55%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
50%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
49%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
36%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
34%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Read and understand written information.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Communicate by speaking.
Write in a way that people can understand.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
54%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
See details that are far away.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
45%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.
Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Do two or more things at the same time.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
83%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
82%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
80%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
80%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
80%Training and teaching others
Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.
78%Coaching and developing others
Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.
77%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
74%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
73%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
73%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
70%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
69%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
69%Coming up with systems and processes
Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.
67%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
67%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
62%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
62%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
62%Guiding and directing staff
Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.
57%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
Interests and demands
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.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Use electronic mail.
Talk with people face-to-face.
Talk on the telephone.
97%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
Work with people in a group or team.
88%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
86%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
84%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
81%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
Deal with conflict or disagreements.
76%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
Work to strict deadlines.
73%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
73%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
70%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
70%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
69%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
Talk to a group of people.
68%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
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