Education Jobs for Backpackers

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Cottage Academy

Cottage Academy

33 Maine Rd, Clontarf Qld, Queensland

Cottage Academy is the brand new kid EARLY LEARNING CENTRE on the block! We’re a childcare centre built for Brisbane families. We believe our vision, and how we...

2mth ago

Cottage Academy is the brand new kid EARLY LEARNING CENTRE on the block! We’re a childcare centre built for Brisbane families. We believe our vision, and how we...

Early Childhood Teacher

woollahara little school

Woollahra, Sydney

Woollahra Little School is located opposite Bondi Junction train/bus station. Set in a beautiful cottage our small preschool caters for 22 children aged 2-5 years. We...

3mth ago

Woollahra Little School is located opposite Bondi Junction train/bus station. Set in a beautiful cottage our small preschool caters for 22 children aged 2-5 years. We...

 

Not Your Ordinary Backpacker Job - Activity Coordinator

EF International Language Campuses

South Brisbane, Brisbane

Do you want to work with international students and in a multi-cultural environment? Do you enjoy planning and executing fun activities and excursions for visitors in...

Do you want to work with international students and in a multi-cultural environment? Do you enjoy planning and executing fun activities and excursions for visitors in...

Exam Invigilator

147 TECHNIC PTY LTD

Alice Springs

We are after examination invigilators to perform invigilating in Alice Springs Library.At the moment we only require invigilating every Friday starting from 24th...

4mth ago

We are after examination invigilators to perform invigilating in Alice Springs Library.At the moment we only require invigilating every Friday starting from 24th...

Casual Early Years Educators - Sunshine Coast- Start Immediately

Randstad Education

All over sunshine coast, Sunshine Coast

Still studying, newly qualified or are you an established early years educator? Whether returning to the workforce or brand new to the industry, Randstad Education...

5mth ago

Still studying, newly qualified or are you an established early years educator? Whether returning to the workforce or brand new to the industry, Randstad Education...

 

Primary School Teacher

Sydney School of English Premium Employer

Burwood &/or Hurstville, Sydney

The Sydney School of English is seeking qualified teachers to teach written English at its Burwood &/or Hurstville campuses on Saturday &/or Sunday mornings....

The Sydney School of English is seeking qualified teachers to teach written English at its Burwood &/or Hurstville campuses on Saturday &/or Sunday mornings....

Part Time Writer

supremeessays

Bronx, Work From Home / Remote

We started our business as a small company providing an essay writing service. However, we had big ideas. We catered for a niche market providing custom-made academic...

9mth ago

We started our business as a small company providing an essay writing service. However, we had big ideas. We catered for a niche market providing custom-made academic...

Secondary Teacher - Maths And Science

St Joseph's Catholic School Cloncurry

Cloncurry, Queensland

St Joseph's Catholic School Cloncurry have an exciting opportunity for a Secondary Teacher to join our team in Term 3. ?‍??‍??????Take a look at our amazing...

10mth ago

St Joseph's Catholic School Cloncurry have an exciting opportunity for a Secondary Teacher to join our team in Term 3. ?‍??‍??????Take a look at our amazing...

 

Get an Internation Student Visa

Free Course Consulation

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Want to stay longer in Australia? Convert your working holiday to an International Student Visa (subclass 500). Get a free student consultation to get the best advice on which course, where to study and how much it costs.

Writer

supreme-essay.net

PENRITH SOUTH DC NSW 2750, Victoria

Provide a wide range of writing services to various clients, businesses, publications, and websites, including: resumes and cover letters, chapter summaries, articles,...

11mth ago

Provide a wide range of writing services to various clients, businesses, publications, and websites, including: resumes and cover letters, chapter summaries, articles,...

Face To Face Fundraisers

Rainforest 4 Foundation Ltd

Byron Bay

About Us:Rainforest 4 Foundation is protecting and restoring rainforests for wildlife, climate, people, and the planet. Since 2018 we have successfully purchased and...

11mth ago

About Us:Rainforest 4 Foundation is protecting and restoring rainforests for wildlife, climate, people, and the planet. Since 2018 we have successfully purchased and...

White Card Course Melbourne

Positive training academy

Thomastown, Victoria

Get your White Card certification in Melbourne with our comprehensive course. Our expert trainers provide top-quality training to ensure you are prepared for a safe...

1yr+ ago

Get your White Card certification in Melbourne with our comprehensive course. Our expert trainers provide top-quality training to ensure you are prepared for a safe...

 

Pe Teacher - Nesa Accreditation Required - Sydney

Got Game

Sydney

Want to maintain a work life balance while teaching in Australia? Want something better than the overworked schooling system? Want to teach sports outdoors to primary...

1yr+ ago

Want to maintain a work life balance while teaching in Australia? Want something better than the overworked schooling system? Want to teach sports outdoors to primary...

Casual Before & After School Educators - No Experience Necessary, Training...

OOSH Northern Beaches

Various locations across the Northern Beaches, Sydney

As an OOSH Educator, you will be responsible to the Co-ordinator. Shift times are 7am-9am in the mornings and 2/2.3pm-5.30/6pm in the afternoon during term time. We...

1yr+ ago

As an OOSH Educator, you will be responsible to the Co-ordinator. Shift times are 7am-9am in the mornings and 2/2.3pm-5.30/6pm in the afternoon during term time. We...

Elicos Teacher - Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Gold Coast, And Perth

ReadyTeacher

Sydney

ELICOS Teacher - Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Gold Coast, and PerthSalary: $51.75-60.75 per hour plus superannuationAbout usAt ReadyTeacher, we...

1yr+ ago

ELICOS Teacher - Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Gold Coast, and PerthSalary: $51.75-60.75 per hour plus superannuationAbout usAt ReadyTeacher, we...

 

Tax Refund Calculator - Claim Your Tax Back

Working Holiday Tax Calculator

The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

The average backpacker tax refund is $2,600. The Australia tax year ends in June. Calculate your tax refund using our quick online tool.

Dance Teacher

Itty Bitty Dance

Castle Cove, NSW, Sydney

Dance TeachersCalling all the early risers! Are you a morning person?We have dance teaching positions available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...

1yr+ ago

Dance TeachersCalling all the early risers! Are you a morning person?We have dance teaching positions available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...

Face Painter &/or Balloon Twisting

Toddlertatsic

Bondi Beach, New South Wales

Do you have face painting skills? Do you like working with children and entertaining little ones? We would love to hear from you!

1yr+ ago

Do you have face painting skills? Do you like working with children and entertaining little ones? We would love to hear from you!

Indonesian > Chinese Simplified Translator

PacteraEDGE

Sidney, Work From Home / Remote

Project Content:You will be translating general news, contents from social medias, and text extracted from news programs, medical publications, finance and...

1yr+ ago

Project Content:You will be translating general news, contents from social medias, and text extracted from news programs, medical publications, finance and...

Esl Teacher

English Unlimited

Melbourne

English Unlimited [based at 398 Lonsdale Street Melbourne ] are looking for qualified ESL teachers .Morning and evening shifts available.Teachers need a...

1yr+ ago

English Unlimited [based at 398 Lonsdale Street Melbourne ] are looking for qualified ESL teachers .Morning and evening shifts available.Teachers need a...

Assignment Help Australia By No1assignmenthelp.com

No1AssignmentHelp.Com

Melbourne, Victoria

Feeling complexities when you get multiple academic tasks at university to complete within the stipulated time? Do not live in a dilemma; simply avail yourself of...

1yr+ ago

Feeling complexities when you get multiple academic tasks at university to complete within the stipulated time? Do not live in a dilemma; simply avail yourself of...

Esl/tesol - Teachers Required Melbourne (+sydney+brisbane)

Greenwich English College

Melbourne

Greenwich English College is one of the biggest ELICOS colleges in Australia, delivering programs in English Language, Test Preparation, and English for Specific...

1yr+ ago

Greenwich English College is one of the biggest ELICOS colleges in Australia, delivering programs in English Language, Test Preparation, and English for Specific...

Child Care Educator

Rogers & Lewis Pty Ltd

Centennial Park, New South Wales

We require f/t early learning educators to work in one of our pre-school rooms in a friendly boutique-styled centre in Sydney's eastern suburbs.You must be...

1yr+ ago

We require f/t early learning educators to work in one of our pre-school rooms in a friendly boutique-styled centre in Sydney's eastern suburbs.You must be...

Oosh Educator

Croydon Tennis Centre

Croydon, Sydney

Do you want to work in an environment where creativity is nurtured? Do you have the drive & the get-up-&-go attitude to work within the OOSH Industry and are looking...

1yr+ ago

Do you want to work in an environment where creativity is nurtured? Do you have the drive & the get-up-&-go attitude to work within the OOSH Industry and are looking...

Esl Teacher

Albright Institute

Sydney

Albright Institute Sydney is looking to hire qualified ESL teachers (Bachelor’s degree plus Cambridge CELTA - or equivalent) to teach General English classes for...

1yr+ ago

Albright Institute Sydney is looking to hire qualified ESL teachers (Bachelor’s degree plus Cambridge CELTA - or equivalent) to teach General English classes for...

Esl Teacher

Albright Institute

Melbourne

Albright Institute is looking for an evening ESL teacher 3 evenings a week . Wednesday to Friday .Degree and CELTA required .Working holiday visa holders welcome ....

1yr+ ago

Albright Institute is looking for an evening ESL teacher 3 evenings a week . Wednesday to Friday .Degree and CELTA required .Working holiday visa holders welcome ....

Educator - Derby

One Tree Community Services

Derby, Western Australia

Educator - Full time – 38hrs per week$47,424 - $56,882 (base salary and all allowances/loadings) plus superDerby, Western AustraliaOne Tree Community...

1yr+ ago

Educator - Full time – 38hrs per week$47,424 - $56,882 (base salary and all allowances/loadings) plus superDerby, Western AustraliaOne Tree Community...

Early Childhood Educator

Thriving Futures

Port Hedland Western Australia, Western Australia

Does your family have plans to move to the Pilbara region in Western Australia?Has your partner secured a role in the resource sector?Western Australia has...

2yr+ ago

Does your family have plans to move to the Pilbara region in Western Australia?Has your partner secured a role in the resource sector?Western Australia has...

French Language Tutor

Bonjour Toowoomba

Toowoomba, Queensland

Bonjour Toowoomba is recruiting!Join our fantastic team of second language teachers at Bonjour Toowoomba. We are looking for native French speakers who are keen...

2yr+ ago

Bonjour Toowoomba is recruiting!Join our fantastic team of second language teachers at Bonjour Toowoomba. We are looking for native French speakers who are keen...

Travelling Science Workshop Leader

Education Interactive

Chippendale, New South Wales

We are looking for a dynamic science presenter to join our team in delivering science outreach workshops to high school students across Australia.Our workshops are...

3yr+ ago

We are looking for a dynamic science presenter to join our team in delivering science outreach workshops to high school students across Australia.Our workshops are...

Casual Language Tutors

Chess and Language Academy

Byron Bay, New South Wales

We are a small family-oriented school offering private and small group language classes in Bangalow and around the Byron and Ballina area (own car needed). Our clients...

4yr+ ago

We are a small family-oriented school offering private and small group language classes in Bangalow and around the Byron and Ballina area (own car needed). Our clients...

Teaching and Education Jobs Australia

Backpacking Australia isn’t just an adventurous experience, it’s an educational one too. You’ll learn all about this new country and culture and you’ll have the opportunity to teach Aussies about your own. This exchange of knowledge is one of the most rewarding aspects of a working holiday.

What if you could get paid to do it?

Education is big business in Australia. It’s a major export industry, with the country’s esteemed institutions attracting students from around the world. Work in the sector is plentiful, and that’s great news if you’re a backpacker on a 417 or 462 visa and have a passion for education.

Qualification requirements for teachers in Australia

If you are a qualified teacher in your home country, are you able to teach in Australia? The answer is a firm maybe. At a base level you’ll need:

  • An English language university or college teaching qualification.
  • An Australian education visa or working visa.
  • To pass a teaching skills assessment by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

The issue is that every state and territory in Australia has its own rules regarding the qualifications needed to work as a teacher, so even ticking each of the boxes above may not be enough. It’s important that you contact the authority in the state or territory you hope to work in and check the requirements directly with them.

Types of education jobs for backpackers

While a portion of jobs in education will require often high-end qualifications – teachers, professors, counsellors, high-level administrators – there are a variety of more entry-level openings too:

Teacher's assistant/ Teacher aide

This role will see you offering help to a qualified teacher in a classroom setting, and can be super rewarding. Be warned that while qualifications aren’t officially required, it can be tricky to secure work in some areas without an Education Support qualification.

Education administration

One for the number crunchers, this broad title encompasses all back office roles in both educational institutions like schools, colleges, universities and TAFEs, and admin positions in governmental and regulatory bodies like federal and state departments of education.

Early childhood education

How cute are kids! In order to work with them in Australia you must hold or be ‘actively working towards’ at least an approved Certificate III Education and Care qualification. Qualifications obtained outside of Australia must be considered equivalent to an approved Australian qualification – check with the relevant state or territory to find out if yours cuts the mustard.

Private Tutoring

A teaching gig that doesn’t require qualifications, and can give you the flexibility to work when and where you want, private tutoring is a popular job amongst working holidaymakers and international students alike. 

TEFL/ EFL jobs

Like tutoring, teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) jobs are a fantastic opportunity to be your own boss. As someone who holds a TEFL qualification you can teach online while you travel. You might even find in-person work while you roam Australia!

Where can I find education jobs in Australia?

Education jobs are found wherever people are. This means that these jobs are concentrated in state capitals, which is where you’ll find some of the world’s most prestigious schools and universities.

While almost all rural Australian towns have their own schools, and many rural cities boast their own universities, the more remote the area the fewer education job opportunities you’ll find.

This is particularly the case in the sparsely inhabited heart of Australia, where students have long been reliant on the ‘School of the Air’ – correspondence schools that used to be conducted over radio, but now use the internet. That said, many remote outback stations employ tutors to help students with their study.

What is the pay like?

The average pay for education jobs will depend on your qualifications: it makes sense that more specialised skill sets and in-demand talents will enjoy higher pay rates. Your pay will also depend on your location: a worker in the Sydney CBD can expect to be paid more than a worker in a rural area, as Sydney is a more expensive place to live.

Some examples of approximate pay for workers in the Australian education sector include:

  • Teacher: $80k-$95k/year
  • Teacher aide: ~$30/hour
  • Early childhood educator: $70k-$80k/year
  • Private tutor: $30-$40/hour
  • Administration officer: $50k-$65k/year
  • EFL teacher: ~$50/hour

Pros and cons of education jobs

So, is an education job the right choice for you, the working holidaymaker? Let’s sum up the pros and cons.

Pros

  • Higher pay rates than more standard backpacker jobs (hospitality, fruit picking, etc.)
  • Get paid while doing something fulfilling and enjoyable.
  • Jobs are available almost everywhere (although they are concentrated in big cities).
  • Your choice of working conditions, from the flexible (tutoring, TEFL) to the stable (teaching, admin).

Cons

  • Many of the jobs require specific qualifications, and your foreign qualifications may not cut it.
  • The best paid jobs are those that demand high-end qualifications.
  • Most jobs don’t allow you to explore Australia while you work, and some may tie you to one spot for an extended period.
  • The work is fulfilling, but it can also be quite challenging.

If you have the right qualifications, if you’re looking for decent pay and a bit of stability, or if you simply enjoy the process of educating others, a job in the Australian education sector might be right for you.

On the flipside, if you lack the proper qualifications or if you’re looking for flexibility and adventure there may be better options than a job in education.