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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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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Educator is between $45k and $55k

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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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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This diploma gives you the skills and knowledge to supervise staff and children in an early childhood setting.
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This certificate provides you with the skills to supervise and provide care for children, and to facilitate their learning, leisure and play.
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Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

This certificate prepares you to deliver training in the vocational education and training sector.
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How do Educators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 15 Educators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.2
Job satisfaction
4.5
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.9
Variety of work
4.3

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Aug 2019
Being a Grade 3 educator is such a rewarding role
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Education
The good things
Being an educator is rewarding BUT being a Grade 3 Educator is more than just rewarding. You still have the ability to help shape the learners into being the best possible version of themselves. The...
The challenges
Although teaching this year level is so rewarding, they are required to take part in the NAPLAN process. This is a huge part of their school career and it does become a little stressful for the teache...
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Aug 2019
Being an educator is rewarding and tough but watching kids grow and thrive and then become confident school aged kids is worth the sacrifice
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Family daycare
The good things
Being able to watch children grow and thrive and knowing you have been an integral part of their lives as young developing people
The challenges
Finding a work life balance and time for yourself
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Working hours for Educators

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What are the job opportunities for Educators?

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