1. 13 Australian Universities are ranked in world’s top 100 schools for Education
  2. Education and Training is one of Australia’s fastest growing industries
  3. Since 2010, the Australian Government has invested billions into schools to help build Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs)

What is education and training?

Undertaking a course in education and training prepares you for the real-world where you will train to become confident facilitators of learning. You will develop strong skills in communication and organisation, and expertise in a range of topics to teach learners at various stages of life.

Inside this field, you can choose to be an educator in:

What are my course options?

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET courses provide you with a practical approach to learning. A common VET course in this field is a Diploma in Early Childhood Education which offers you on-the-job experience in creating healthy and safe environments for children to learn.


Studying at an undergraduate level in this field, you will learn best practice teaching techniques on a variety of topics.

You will learn how to confidently and creatively present information as well as how to facilitate learning for students of all ages. A Bachelor in Primary Education and Bachelor in Secondary Education are two of the most common degrees in this field.

Most Australian institutions offer work experience and supervised work placements which prepares you to be classroom ready. A portion of your degree will be work placement where you will gain real life experience in leading classrooms, learning and supporting student development.


Further study in this field provides you with the skills to become a successful leader in the education sector.

A Master of Education (Research) is designed for teachers and education professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skillset and become an education professor within high education institutions.

What could my future look like?

Australia is home to a range of education institutions – childcare, kindergarten, preschool, primary school, high school, university, TAFE and VET.

Just like your options to study in Australia, your employment opportunities for education and training are diverse. A degree in the education and training field can be a rewarding profession that sees you transform lives and inspire futures.

Did you know… Employment in rural and regional Australia post study is recommended?

For recent graduates, doing time in regional areas is considered favorable on your resume when wanting to secure employment in metropolitan areas.