Geelong might be the second largest city in Victoria, but we are leading the way in new dynamic careers and industries. This is great news for regional career seekers, and those planning to move here for our attractive lifestyle, education and recreation choices.

Our career opportunities are just as inviting.

What is it like to work in Education in Geelong?

Careers that Teach is the third fastest growing employer in our region. With growing schools, and a strong University and TAFE training capacity, Geelong is undergoing an education boom. Overall, numbers of teachers and trainers employed in Geelong’s many education facilities are up 17.2%. Some careers, like early childhood education, have grown 52% since 2011! There are more than 8,500 local people employed in careers that teach and Geelong’s population expansion ensures our schools, training organisations, TAFE and university careers will continue to grow.

Entry level jobs are often already skills shortages and usually don’t require an ATAR or university degree. Traineeships in enable you to start your career and learn on the job at the same time .

Use Geelong Careers’ live job feed position descriptions to gain an up to the minute guide to what employers value in experience, training and skills.

Primary School Teacher

  • Teaches classes of students from prep to Grade six
  • Classroom management
  • Behaviour management
  • Teaches a range of subjects: literacy, numeracy, science, PE, music

Secondary School Teacher

  • Teaches classes of students from year seven to 12
  • Runs specialist classes in a main subject method, across age groups
  • Behaviour management
  • Teaches a range of subjects across ages
  • Plans and delivers lessons and units of work

Vocational Educator

  • Teach hands on workplace related subjects
  • Teach vocational education classes for students of all ages.
  • Facilitate learning in various vocational educational settings including TAFEs, Technical Education Centres located in secondary schools, VET classes, and Adult Education Settings.
  • Learning Plan management.

University Lecturer

  • Teaches tutorial classes of undergraduate and post graduate students.
  • Supervise student learning on line and in one on one mentoring.
  • Plan and produce lectures.
  • Deliver lectures.

Early Childhood Educator

  • Plans and delivers learning outcomes for pre school children childhood centres, pre schools, childcare providers

Geelong’s future is far reaching and surprising. Our top trending industries: health, education, agribusiness, logistics, ICT, advanced manufacturing, construction and hospitality continue to grow. These are joined by professional services, up 16.5%, administration and safety services, up 12.4%, and arts and recreation up 20%. Read more here

To be ready we have to plan. With our population of 308,339 (2016) expected to grow by about a third again by 2031, Geelong Careers is committed to leading our region to prepare the work force we need, to ensure our region continues to achieve its full potential

Owner: Geelong Region Local Learning & Employment Network

Cover shot provided by Lynden Smith