Early Childhood Teachers – As always, we continue to see high demand for qualified Early Childhood Teachers, particularly with leadership experience, and nominated supervisor status. But the long working hours, low salary and high cost of completing the required degree all lead to a shortage of suitable talent. Instead, many candidates are attracted to roles within primary schools, where the salaries are higher and the hours shorter.
Diploma and Certificate 3 in Children’s Services – Once again, the long working hours and low salary on offer in early childhood results in a shortage of candidates willing to work in, or remain in, this industry.
Directors – There is a severe shortage of good quality Directors for early childhood centres. As above, the working hours and salary are the main contributing factors for this shortage.
Trainees – The salary on offer for trainee positions turns a lot of candidates off pursuing these vacancies.
Early Childhood Cooks – This too is a low paying position. As a result, there is a shortage of candidates willing to consider these roles.
Vacation Care/OOSH candidates – Given the unstable hours and low salaries, there is a shortage of experienced candidates for these positions.
Science Teachers (senior chemistry, physics and agriculture), Mathematics Teachers and Heads of Department – Throughout this quarter we saw huge demand for secondary high school teachers as schools recruit for the new school year in 2014. Candidates for technical subjects and Head of Departments are in the highest demand.
Educational Technology Integrators – We are seeing a trend for schools investing in specialist technology integrators to review and improve their teachers’ technology integration and pedagogy.
VET Teachers – Demand is rising for VET Teachers as the vocational and adult training sector bounces back. Growth is strong and is driven by increasing student numbers and the progression of RTO's towards offering degree level qualifications.
Childcare centres now need waivers to cover any candidates who are studying their ECT qualification. This applies to anyone who has completed 50 per cent of their course. There are many ECT jobs available, but a severe shortage of quality candidates.
Changes in ratios and qualifications will impact future recruitment as Teachers will become in higher demand.
Vacancies at present are split evenly between temporary and permanent.