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Educator

Support students and promote their academic progress and learning.

What's it like to be an Educator?

An Educator teaches and supports students in a range of settings to help promote their academic progress and learning. Educators may work with children, teenagers and adults. Educator is a broad term generally used to encompass a range of education professionals, such as early childhood educator, primary teacher, secondary teacher or university lecturer.

Educator

Tasks and duties

  • Developing lesson plans and presenting learning opportunities to students, ensuring that curriculum requirements are met.
  • Assessing, evaluating, recording and reporting on students’ progress, development and learning.
  • Addressing students’ challenges by developing individual learning plans and liaising with relevant individuals (e.g. parents, principals).
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Educators may work in public or private schools, universities, childcare, government organisations or community services.

What can I earn as an Educator?

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Educator roles in AUS were typically advertised between $50k and $55k over the last 3 months.
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How to become an Educator


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To become an Educator in Australia, you’ll need a relevant tertiary degree. These are typically four-year courses, for people over 17 years of age or who have completed year 12 with an appropriate Universities Admission Index. The courses provide a blend of theory and practical teaching experience.

  1. Choose which area you want to specialise in. You may wish to become an early childhood educator, primary educator or an educator who works in secondary schools. Undertake a relevant bachelor degree in the field of education, or for students with previous tertiary qualifications, complete a two-year masters degree.
  2. If you wish to work in early childhood, primary or secondary settings, you’ll need to lodge an application for teacher registration in your state.
  3. There are many opportunities for career progression for educators such as becoming a leading teacher, assistant principal or principal.

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Latest Educator reviews

Latest reviews from 64 Educators surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Working with children requires a true respect for children!
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Preschool education
The good things
Working in a centre that truly reflects your beliefs and passion for early childhood education makes all the difference in the world to being happy in this field. There are long day care centres and t...
The challenges
Challenges are poor Directors who don’t follow the EYLF principles and practices. Many pretend to but really being child centred is obvious to everyone. Staff who aren’t up to date with the EYLF but ...
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May 2021
Educating the future citizens of the world, the country and the State...what a privilege
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Children's Services
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Childcare Educator
The good things
You are responsible for educating and caring for children; assisting them to learn life skills that will stay with them for their entire life.
The challenges
You need to learn strong life skills yourself; including compassion, empathy, time management and multi-tasking.
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