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The Education Sector has become more dependant on the economy and international students. The international component
is now worth $18 billion (2009) to Australia but has been softening. In response, universities are broadening their channels
of international student recruitment after being stung by a sharp decline in overseas enrolments that is expected to intensify
this year. Curtin University has identifed Vietnam and Korea as new markets, while still growing Chinese student enrolments.
Domestic enrolments remain strong at all levels of the sector. Demand for all levels of teachers is growing - jobs for primary
school teachers are up 1.8%, secondary school teachers 2.9%, and university positions 9.4%. It must be pointed out, however,
that many of these new jobs are part time.
In a boost to education, the Federal Government has pledged to provide 700,000 training places over the next fve years and to
introduce a $2.5 billion training centre program to increase the number of skilled workers nationwide. This will enhance demand
for teachers and trainers.
All states other than Queensland are showing jobs growth in this sector. In NSW, jobs are growing strongly for secondary and
tertiary educators. In Victoria, positions are growing at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. In Queensland, the reason for
the overall decline in positions is in the secondary school area, with jobs falling slightly. Jobs in WA are growing as the education
institutions gear up for the next wave of strong growth in enrolments. Meanwhile, SA continues to be a steady performer.
Although the international student sub-sector looks weaker over the next few years, continued population growth in Australia
and investment in training programs means that the outlook for Education is for quite strong growth over the next year, with
jobs growth rising to 4.3% by May 2011.
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As predicted, growth has returned to this sector and more is expected
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