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Employment Outlook

Education Support Worker

An Education Support Worker can help young people learn, by breaking down barriers and providing genuine support and guidance to them. This can be through community environments or within an educational setting such as a school.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 130,200 people are currently employed as Education Support Workers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 152,900 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

34% of all Education Support Workers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Education Support Workers is NT, with only 1.3%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 4.7% of Education Support Workers being male and 95.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Education Support Workers is 25-34 years old, with 25.2%. A small percentage (5.4%) of people get into this career path older, aged 55-59. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Education Support Workers, with 13.3% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Education Support Workers work an average of 37.3 hours a week which is 3.6 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Education Support Workers have a Certificate III/IV qualification (31.4%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (29.1%). 75.2% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 24.8% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Education Support Worker Duties & Tasks

  • Provide support and guidance to young people
  • Plan and implement an education plan
  • Record the progress being made by each individual



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.