Why Australia?

Practical, hands-on learning and work experience

Having knowledge is important but showing that you can put that knowledge to good use is even more valuable in teaching, education and training.

Globally recognised qualifications

With five listed in the top 50 universities in the world for education and training courses, Australia provides world-class qualifications that will help you succeed in your career.

A vibrant, multicultural place to broaden your worldview

Australia values learners of all cultures. Its vibrant cities house students from more than 190 different countries. You can experience the Australian way of life while feeling a safe sense of belonging.

Study options 

The teacher education and training field of study prepares you to shape the future of learning. By following this inspiring and rewarding career path, you could make a real difference in people’s lives.  

A teacher education and training course can help you:  

  • become a registered teacher or training professional 
  • develop specialist skills for teaching young children, school-aged children, university students or professionals 
  • learn how to use the latest education technologies 
  • develop expert knowledge and skills to guide and support learners 
  • build on your existing qualifications or change your career  
  • build strong skills in communication and organisation  
  • open up opportunities to work in a range of education and training settings, like schools and workplaces. 

If you have a passion for seeking knowledge, love being organised, and care about helping others to be their best, teacher education and training is a great option to consider.  

Popular courses include: 

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education 
  • Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching 
  • Bachelor of Education in Secondary Teaching  
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 


Fast facts

Quality education

5 Australian universities are ranked in the world’s top 50 for education and training courses.

Industry demand

Education and training is one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia.

Strong job prospects

Australia employs more than 1.12 million people in this field.

Career options

Studying for a teacher education or training qualification can open up some of the most rewarding career options. 

There are many to choose from, depending on:  

  • the setting you’d like to work in, whether it’s in a classroom or an office 
  • the kinds of learners you’d like to focus on  
  • whether you want a more hands-on job like teaching or training, or want to provide research or expert advice. 
  • Your qualification could lead you to work in schools and higher education settings, businesses, and even online to support learners from a distance. You might work with pre-school or school-aged children, adult learners in universities or workplaces, or other experts in research organisations.  

Career outcomes include: 

  • teaching (in early childhood, primary or secondary education settings) 
  • specialist teaching (including becoming a teacher librarian, or English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher) 
  • facilitating learning for adults (as a course designer, lecturer or tutor in universities and vocational education settings like technical colleges) 
  • professional training in workplaces (in person and online) 
  • education research (investigating issues in education and training to help improve practices and policies). 

Whichever path you choose, you could play a vital role in supporting learners to succeed in life and work and shape the future.  

Jobs in demand 

The industry for qualified teaching, education and training professionals in Australia is growing, and there are more career opportunities opening up every year.  

In Australia, education is one of the fastest-growing industries. It employs more than 1.12 million people. The need for teachers, and education and training professionals keeps increasing, and it is expected to grow by more than 10 per cent by 2027.   

Qualified teachers are in demand. Australia has almost doubled its funding for schools over the last decade so that even more students can have access to high-quality education.  

Find out more about jobs and salaries. 

Ready to chat with one of our student ambassadors?