Teaching careers span a wide range of settings and the work can vary depending on the ages being worked with, working with pre-schoolers is a very different kind of teaching to that undertaken by a university academic, juggling in depth teaching with their own research and writing. You can find yourself teaching adults too, such as workplace training or those going back to education to help them switch careers.
If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.
With 178,800 persons employed in the 4th quarter of 2018 the education sector made up 7.8% of national employment. Employment rose by 25% between 2013 to 2018.
The National Skills Bulletin 2019 notes it is proving difficult to source qualified secondary teachers for certain key subjects (e.g. foreign languages, science). Changes in government policy in relation to the introduction of other subjects (such as career guidance) will require the sourcing of teachers with the required skills. Demand for secondary teachers is expected to continue in the near future as the population grows.