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Employment Outlook

Education Writer

Education Writers prepare articles, books, lesson plans and other educational material, using their knowledge of learning styles in order to produce texts that assist learners.


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Employment Levels

Around 24,400 people are currently employed as Education Writers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 26,900 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

45.4% of all Education Writers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Education Writers is NT, with only 0.6%.

Gender Split

This is a slightly male dominated industry with 53.4% of Education Writers being male and 46.6% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Education Writers is 25-34 years old, with 33.7%. A small percentage (3.9%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Education Writers, with 9.7% aged 20-24.

Hours Worked

Education Writers work an average of 42.7 hours a week which is 1.8 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Education Writers have a Bachelor Degree qualification (41.3%) or are at a Year 12 level (25.8%). 74.1% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 25.9% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Education Writer Duties & Tasks

  • Determine the audience's prior knowledge of the subject.
  • Write using clear English appropriate to students, giving background where necessary.
  • Ensure that material fits in with other curriculum material.
  • Research topics to create materials with balanced perspectives.
  • Stay up-to-date with latest developments in educational methods.
  • Provide quotes and samples of work to potential employers.



*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.