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Education Industry in Victoria, Australia


As well as being a significant source of jobs and current economic growth, the quality of Victoria’s education system is crucial to the state’s future economic national and international competitiveness.

Victoria’s education industry includes:

  • the early childhood education and care sector (pre-school age)
  • the primary school sector (children aged 5-6 to 11-12)
  • the secondary school sector (children aged 11-12 to 17-18)
  • the tertiary education sector (including university and vocational studies post-school).

Industry size

According to the ‘2010-2011 Teacher Supply and Demand Report’ released by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,  there are over 72,500 teachers employed in schools across Victoria.

The demand for teachers is predicted to increase due to increased school enrolments, especially in secondary schools.

While there is an overall balance between supply and demand for teachers, there are some geographical and subject areas which have shown historical trends of excess demand.  These subject areas are mathematics, science (physics and chemistry) and teachers of languages 1.


See the Visa Nomination Occupation Lists for Victoria for eligible occupations, including requirements for specific occupations.

Visit our Visas and Immigrating section for detailed information about the minimum eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and the application process for Victorian visa nomination.

Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about the education industry in Victoria.

The following bodies represent various sectors within the industry:

Further information

1 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Teacher Supply and Demand Report 2010-2011. Retrieved from