Education Advisers and Reviewers

ANZSCO ID 2491

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
25,600
Future Growth
10.1%
Weekly Earnings
$2,067
Full-Time Share
67%
Female Share
71%
Average age
46

Summary

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.

Tasks

  • 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

Characteristics

Job Type
Professionals
Skill Level
Very high skill
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
Average
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • University
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Interests
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Helping
Physical Demand
  • Sedentary

Outlook

Employment Outlook

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.

Projected Change
10.1%
(or 3,200 jobs)
From
31,500
in 2021
To
34,700
in 2026

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Year Employment
2011 12,100
2012 11,700
2013 12,000
2014 12,500
2015 14,200
2016 13,900
2017 30,300
2018 21,700
2019 28,300
2020 21,000
2021 31,500
2026 34,700

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • 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)

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.
Earnings Education Advisers and Reviewers All Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings 2,067 1,593
Total Earnings 0 0

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.


Industries

Main industries

1
Education and Training
74.7%
2
Public Administration and Safety
13.9%
3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
4.6%
4
Health Care and Social Assistance
4.3%
5
Other industries
2.5%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

29.1% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

28.6% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

19.5% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

8.0% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

9.1% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

1.8% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.5% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

2.4% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Education Advisers and Reviewers All Jobs Average
NSW 29.1 31.6
VIC 28.6 25.6
QLD 19.5 20.0
SA 8.0 7.0
WA 9.1 10.8
TAS 1.8 2.0
NT 1.5 1.0
ACT 2.4 1.9


  • 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.


Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
46
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
71%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • 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)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Education Advisers and Reviewers All Jobs Average
15-19 0.4 5.0
20-24 3.2 9.3
25-34 18.9 22.9
35-44 23.7 22.0
45-54 24.6 21.6
55-59 12.2 9.0
60-64 9.7 6.0
65 and Over 7.3 4.2
Median Age 46 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

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.

Visit

  • 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)

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 Qualification Education Advisers and Reviewers All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 45.4 10.1
Bachelor degree 34.8 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 8.9 11.6
Certificate III/IV 4.3 21.1
Year 12 4.9 18.1
Year 11 0.6 4.8
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

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 64%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 64%

    Learning strategies

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  • 61%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 61%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 59%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 59%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 57%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 57%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 57%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 57%

    Time management

    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.

  • 54%

    Social perceptiveness

    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.

  • 52%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  • 52%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 52%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 52%

    Systems evaluation

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  • 50%

    Systems analysis

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.


Knowledge

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.

  • 80%

    English language

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

  • 70%

    Clerical

    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.

  • 66%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 66%

    Psychology

    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.

  • 47%

    Geography

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  • 41%

    Foreign language

    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.

  • 27%

    Fine arts

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 66%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 64%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 64%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 63%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 57%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 55%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 55%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 55%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 55%

    Originality

    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).

  • 52%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 52%

    Brainstorming

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  • 52%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 48%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 46%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 45%

    Selective attention

    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.

  • 43%

    Mathematics

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  • 41%

    Memorization

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  • 41%

    Multitasking

    Do two or more things at the same time.


Activities

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.

  • 73%

    Thinking creatively

    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

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 95%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 71%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 62%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  • 62%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 43%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 29%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 86%

    Independence

    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.

  • 86%

    Relationships

    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.

  • 81%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 69%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 67%

    Recognition

    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.

  • 43%

    Support

    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.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 100%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 99%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 99%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 97%

    Contact with people

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

  • 95%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 88%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 87%

    Unstructured work

    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.

  • 80%

    Conflict situations

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  • 76%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 75%

    Time pressure

    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.

  • 68%

    Public speaking

    Talk to a group of people.

  • 68%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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