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Education & Teaching - VIC
Fact Sheet Skills and attributes developed
A teaching qualification, combined with the experiences you gained within school settings provides a broad spectrum of marketable skills and experiences. Education graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings, from education to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills including excellent problem solving, communication and organisational skills; graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries. Possible career paths: Pre-school Childcare Primary school Secondary school Adult Education Vocational Education & Training Higher Education (University or TAFE) Corporate sector Education Officer within a public institution Human Resources Training and Development Activities Officer/Recruitment Officers Continuing education centres English Language Centres Local government Private training providers Graduates may also move into management and other specialised roles such as preschool advisors, children's service coordinators and also in education-related areas in both government and private sectors, including the media and service industries. The Job Guide has information about hundreds of careers: job descriptions, entry requirements and training information. MyFuture is also a useful resource with loads of useful information about different careers. Graduate Careers Australia has lots of general information about working as a graduate and also has produced a booklet about working in the education sector, Careers for Teaching Graduates.

Employers of Teaching Graduates
There are three major avenues for employment in primary and secondary schools in Australia: Government, Catholic and Independent schools. Some teachers may choose to work in office or community based positions in school support agencies or in the corporate sector. The Australian School's Directory is a website that provides a comprehensive guide to all Australian Primary and Secondary Schools. It is important that you aware that to work as a teacher in Victoria you MUST be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

Independent Schools
There are many types of independent schools in Victoria, from independent Catholic schools to schools of other denominations, religions and teaching philosophies. Independent and Catholic schools are often referred to as „Private schools‟. A full listing of all private schools is available on the Private Schools Directory website. The Association of Independent Schools Victoria (AIS), is a not for profit organisation that promotes independent schooling in Victoria. The Association is not involved in teacher recruitment but provides professional development and consulting services. Schools can also advertise positions through the Association website, Find a Job.

Government Schools
The public school system is the largest employer of teachers in Australia and is the most common entry point in the teaching profession. All jobs in Victorian government school jobs are advertised on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website. You can register with Recruitment Online and upload your resume. It is also a good idea to activate the „job search agent‟ and check “view job postings” to find additional opportunities. The Department of Education Careers and Recruitment website provides information on all aspects of teacher recruitment and a listing of all available Jobs in Victorian Government Schools. The Victorian Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program available to all graduates who want to teach in Victorian primary, special and secondary government schools. You must have graduated within the last four years to apply.

You can view a list of all Victorian government Early Childhood Centres, Primary Schools and Secondary Schools: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/findaservice/Home.aspx Further information about teaching in Victorian government schools is...
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