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The Education Sector has shrugged off the weakness in the international sub-sector to record solid jobs growth in the year to
February 2011. Full time jobs in this sector are growing at a healthy 3.2%, while part time jobs are also increasing by 4.6%.
In fact, this sector has a ratio of part timers that is well above average, with those positions accounting for 37% of total jobs.
The Federal Government has cracked down on the $19 billion international education sub-sector, with a result that more than 50
education and training providers are no longer operating. A bright spot in the tertiary sub-sector has been the return to growth
in MBA enrolments, especially part time enrolments. As an example, the University of New South Wales has seen a 10% rise in
part time enrolments over the last year. Overall, the tertiary sub-sector is now adding positions.
The secondary sub-sector is showing some growth, with private school enrolments steadily increasing and public school
enrolments virtually fat. Positions for secondary school teachers are growing at 4.3%. Jobs are also growing for primary school
All states other than SA are showing jobs growth in this sector. After a slump in NSW, jobs are now increasing there. Victoria has
been a consistent performer over the years and continues to do so. Queensland is returning to growth after a slump in 2009.
WA is also returning to growth as budget pressures ease with the economy growing.
Although the international student sub-sector looks weaker over the next few years, continued population growth in Australia
and the investment in training programs means that the outlook for the Education Sector is for quite strong growth over the
next year. Jobs growth is forecast to rise to 1.9% annually by November 2011.
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