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Education

July - September 2014

Hotspots

 

Vocational and Adult Educators – We are seeing demand for Vocational and Adult Educators in business frontline management, healthcare and marketing. Vocational Health Educators and Vocational Business Services Educators are particularly in demand. These growth industries are suffering from candidate shortages and are thus turning to training options.  There is also a huge amount of growth in the RTO sector at present.

 

Secondary Teachers - Secondary Teachers of mathematics, science (chemistry and physics) and technical subjects are in high demand since many people with these skills go into industries where they receive a higher salary and can use their technical knowledge at a more advanced level.

 

Early Childhood Teachers – Given legislative changes, severe candidate shortages, and more attractive conditions and salaries in primary schools, there is very high demand for Early Childhood Teachers. There is no sign of this abating.

 

Childcare Cooks – Given the short hours, low pay, and number of vacancies within the hospitality sector, childcare centres are facing a shortage of cooks.

 

Trends

 

In response to recent funding changes across the education sector we have seen an increase in demand within vocational education and training.  Reflecting the fluctuating nature of VET enrolments, most roles are temporary and contract, although we do expect to see a general increase in both temporary and permanent jobs this quarter.  Key areas of demand are health, business services and technical trades. 

 

Within schools the market remains stable with ongoing demand for teachers of mathematics, science, and design and technology.  Mid year we see an increase in demand for contract teachers and a drop in permanent opportunities. Many roles at this time are filled by contractors until the new academic year when they will be recruited permanently. 

 

The early years sector remains highly fluid due to a severe shortage of qualified staff at Diploma and Early Childhood Teacher level. The demand for Early Childhood Teachers is very strong for both temporary and permanent roles.

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