Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education and Social Work

Overview

Education
Within schools, a variety of specialisations are available. The faculty offers degrees tailored to meet the individual needs of each of the three main sectors where children are the students: early-childhood education, primary and secondary education.

Alternatives to formal teaching opportunities in schools include adult education, continuing education centres, day-care centres, English-language centres, higher education (university or technical and further education), local government and private training providers.

For more information about a career in education, see the Career in Education faculty page.

Social work
Social Workers help people manage their lives in their environment, promote positive relationships and work towards creating a socially just and equitable society. Social workers advocate for positive change as they work with individuals, groups, families, communities or societies at large.

Social workers may use many different types of intervention such as community work, individual and family counselling, group work, policy development, advocacy, and research.

They work in varied contexts such as health services, aged care, women’s services, disability services, child and family services, international development, and migration and refugee services.

For more information about careers in social work, visit the Careers in social work faculty page.


Useful resources

Education: occupations (based on graduate positions obtained in the last two years)
  • Aboriginal Education Officer
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Administration Assistant
  • Admissions Officer
  • After School Care Co-Ordinator
  • Agent Relief
  • Associate Professor
  • Basketball Coach
  • Boarding Supervisor/Sport Coach
  • Casual Primary Teacher
  • Casual Teacher
  • Child Carer
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Childcare Worker
  • Classroom and Languages Teacher
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Clinical Co-Ordinator
  • Clinical Coordinator/Education Support
  • Clinical Skills Education
  • Coach
  • College Professor
  • Community Language Teacher
  • Company Director
  • Computer Systems Officer
  • Constable of Police
  • Consultant
  • Court Supervising Operator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Director of Learning
  • Director of Middle School
  • Educational Designer
  • E-learning Developer
  • End of Life Consultant
  • English Language Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Events Manager
  • German Tutor
  • Gymnastics Coach
  • Head of Administration
  • Head of Social Science
  • Headmaster
  • High Performance Manager
  • IELTS Teacher
  • Language Teacher
  • Learning Skills Advisor
  • Learning Support Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Lifeguard
  • List Research Officer
  • Mainstream Classroom Teacher
  • Manager
  • Mathematics Tutor
  • Mediator
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Oboe Teacher
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Online Tutor
  • PDHPE Teacher
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Piano Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Primary Teacher - Special Needs
  • Public Relations
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Fellow
  • Research Officer
  • Resource Consultant
  • School Care Coordinator
  • School Counsellor
  • School Welfare Counsellor
  • Science Teacher
  • Secondary Mathematics Teacher
  • Secondary Music Teacher
  • Secondary Science Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Sports Coach
  • Student Adviser
  • Support Worker
  • Swimming Instructor
  • Teacher
  • Technology Trainer
  • Training and Development Officer
  • TSOL Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Visual Arts Teacher
  • Yachting Coach and Race Director
  • Youth Relationship Representative
  • Youth Worker

Education: employers (based on those who recruited graduates in the last two years)

The following employers and occupational titles are indicative of graduate destinations for this faculty, however career options available for graduates are not limited to those listed. Graduates from a double degree have a broader range of career options.
This information is based on the Graduate Destinations Survey for the University of Sydney.

  • Abbots High Girls School
  • ABC Radio Current Affairs
  • Access Macquarie
  • Aevti
  • AGB Nielsen Media Research
  • Al-Faisal College
  • Alpha Omega Education
  • AMES
  • Anglican Schools Corporation
  • Arthur Phillip High School
  • Ascham After School Care
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian Centre for Languages
  • Australian College of English
  • Australian Dongyuan College
  • Australian Institute of Music
  • Bankstown Grammar School
  • Barker College
  • Beverly Hills North Public School
  • Birrong Girls High School
  • Blake Dawson
  • Blakehurst High School
  • Bondi Beach Public School
  • Bronte Activity Centre
  • Brookvale Public School
  • Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
  • Casula Primary School
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Chiefly Public School
  • Chifley College Bidwill Campus
  • Christian Brothers' High School
  • Clancy Catholic College
  • Clovelly Public School Department
  • Covenant Christian School
  • Danebank Anglican School for Girls
  • David Adams Ocean Racing
  • Department of Education & Training
  • Des Renford Aquatic Centre
  • Eaglevale High School
  • Eastern Respite Recreation
  • Epping YMCA
  • Ernst & Young Australia
  • Fairvale High School
  • French School of Sydney
  • Green Valley Islamic College
  • Heathcoat High School
  • Holdsworth Community Centre & Services
  • Holy Family Primary School
  • Icon Recruitment
  • Ingleburn High School
  • International Grammar School
  • Jet English College
  • John Edwardson High School
  • Just Teachers Recruitment
  • Justice Health
  • Kingsgrove High School
  • Language Institute - Thammasat University
  • Lauriston Girls' School
  • Levyn Enterprises
  • Liao Ning Technical University
  • Lloyds International College
  • Loreto Normanhurst
  • Macarthur Anglican School
  • Macquarie University
  • Marist Sisters College
  • Master Coaching
  • Mater Maria Catholic College
  • Matraville Sports High
  • Meriden Ladies College
  • Millais School
  • Milton College
  • Mitchell High School
  • MLC School
  • Mount St Joseph Milperra
  • Nagle College Blacktown South
  • North Shore Development Centre
  • Northern School for Autism
  • NSW Police
  • Oakhill College
  • Pacific Hills Christian School
  • Penrith Christian School
  • Pensthurst Girls School
  • Performance Training Institute
  • Prairiewood High School
  • Pymble Ladies College
  • Radford College
  • Relationships Australia
  • Richard Johnson Anglical School
  • Rissalah College
  • Rockdale Public School
  • Rouse Hill Anglican College
  • Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview
  • Sally Wilson
  • SBS Television and Radio
  • SCEGS Shore School
  • Select Education
  • Self Employed
  • Shore School
  • St Andrew Primary School Malabar
  • St Catherines School Waverly
  • St Charles Primary School
  • St Edwards Catholic College
  • St Johns Park High School
  • St Luke's Grammar School Dee Why
  • St Mark's Coptic College
  • St Peter's Anglican Primary School
  • St Scholasticas College
  • St.Gabriell's Special School
  • Sydney Chinese School
  • Sydney English Language Academy
  • Sydney Grammar School
  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
  • Sydney Yu Cai Chinese Language School
  • Tabulam Public School
  • Taipei Municipal Mingchuan Elementary School
  • Taylors College
  • Teach NSW
  • The Council of Abbotsleigh
  • The Essington School Darwin
  • Toongabbie Christian School
  • Tutoring Australasia
  • Tutoring for Excellence
  • United World College of South East Asia
  • Universitas Islam Indonesia
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • Wakehurst High School
  • Wesley College
  • Western Sydney Community Forum
  • Westfields Sports High
  • William Carey Christian School
  • Willoughby City Council
  • Xin-Yi Junior High School
  • YMCA Sydney

Social Work: occupations (based on graduate positions obtained in the last two years)
  • Adolescent Support Worker
  • Assistance Professor
  • Case Manager
  • Case Worker
  • Child and Family Worker
  • Child Care Worker
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Rehabilitation And Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Research Assistant
  • Senior Manager
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Team Leader - Fundraiser
  • Youth Mental Health Worker

Social Work: employers (based on those who recruited graduates in the last two years)

The following employers and occupational titles are indicative of graduate destinations for this faculty, however career options available for graduates are not limited to those listed. Graduates from a double degree have a broader range of career options.
This information is based on the Graduate Destinations Survey for the University of Sydney.

  • Anglicare
  • Australia for UNHCR
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Barnardos Australia
  • Benevolent Society
  • Compact Camps Australia
  • Department of Community Services
  • Expect A Star
  • Heyday Group
  • Leichhardt Council Community Development Officer
  • Life Without Barriers
  • Marrickville Legal Centre
  • National Taiwan University
  • Nemai
  • New Horizons Enterprises
  • New South Wales Health
  • Peppercorn Services
  • Rosemont Good Shepherd
  • St Vincent De Paul
  • Sydney South West Area Health Services
  • Toowong Private Hopsital
  • University of Newcastle
  • Urban Mental Health Research Institute
  • We Help Ourselves
  • Womens and Girls Emergency Centre