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Outstanding employer.
Participation Coordinator / Project Officer (Former Employee) –  Western Australia14 May 2017
Offers a variety of highly rewarding career opportunities across education and training sector. Attractive remuneration packages, supportive work culture.
Pros
Attractive remuneration packages, supportive work culture. Highly professional in every area.
Cons
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Loved making a difference
Teacher Aide (Former Employee) –  Townsville QLD9 May 2017
I enjoyed working with children trying to help them bring out the best in themselves. I also enjoyed working with a disabled child and being able to bring a smile to his face most days.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
None
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Virtual Learning Project Officer (Current Employee) –  Horsham VIC4 May 2017
Being a State Government Department, there are many various employment opportunities and different roles that are available. Management structures vary across regions and across schools. Working within the Central Office structure is very politically driven and the challenge is to work within this structure to do best for education, schools and ultimately, kids.
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Administrative officer (Temporary, full time) (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD3 May 2017
Queensland State Government department, has a positive attitude, supports staff, understands work/life balance to an appropriate level; encourages meaningful work relationships.
Pros
Flexibility, treated with respect
Cons
Navigating government red tape
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Productive work place
cleaner (Former Employee) –  Mindarie WA1 April 2017
Good job security,great flexible work hours available on the spot training and support towards a productive and rewarding career.Management and staff are very supportive
Pros
further training
Cons
manual labour
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Nepotism
Secondary School Teacher (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC28 March 2017
Principals sometimes do not have a positive culture when they promote the wrong people to positions of power and leave others who are excellent candidates but who are not willing to compromise their opinions for the sake of 'getting ahead'
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A rewarding job
Teacher Aide (Former Employee) –  Warwick QLD20 March 2017
Seeing students progress with their learning is the most rewarding. Being able to engage even the most reluctant of students. Responsible for setting solid foundations for students’ futures, have ignited a love for learning and provided positive experiences in their education. Giving support and making learning fun for students, seeing students gain confidence with their learning and being involved.
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Satisfactory conditions and positive accomplishments for putting in and creating a positive learning environment for students.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC2 March 2017
If you put in 100 percent and respect your fellow workers parents and students you will have a satisfactory work place. Support from administration and encouragement for maintaining and extending skills was appreciated.
Pros
All achievements of students recognised.
Cons
Physically demanding
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It was fun to teach.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Riverwood NSW23 February 2017
I enjoyed teaching in Public Schools rather than Private ones. Children are well behaved.Teachers were co-operative.
Pros
free tea
Cons
long hours
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Opportunity to work at different schools
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW20 February 2017
Teaching takes patience, hard working ethics, a love for other people's children and ability to work with parents, staff and any visitors into the school.
Pros
Holidays
Cons
Need a week to rest after a term and days during term can be very long.
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Killing the profession with bureaucracy.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC13 February 2017
Killing the profession with bureaucracy. Too much is asked of teachers, too much time wasted on pointless paperwork. Give teachers back their profession!
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Great career opportunities
Primary School Teacher (Current Employee) –  New South Wales5 February 2017
I have had a wonderful career in Education. Improving life opportunities for students, staff and community has been my focus and passion.
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More job opportunities
Teacher primary and secondary (Former Employee) –  Bendigo VIC31 January 2017
Permanent work with security would be desirable. More positions available for experienced teachers. Overall a satisfactory place of employment.
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Good place to work, staff are supportive and work in collaborative environment.
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Wollongong NSW29 January 2017
Good to get casual work and to start off teaching. Great environment to work and enjoy working.
Staff are friendly and helpful as work collaboratively.
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Institution of Education
Senior Teacher (Current Employee) –  Perth WA19 January 2017
Not a work place environment - administrative only. These are the employers, but largely unseen. The work is carried out in schools.
Pros
Employment opportunities
Cons
Long hours
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Very busy office with great team of staff. Very supportive supervisor.
Support Administration (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW19 January 2017
It was great to work in High School environment with enthusiastic teachers and students. I was working on reception on most occasions in a very busy office doing general admin duties. I really enjoyed the variety of skills this involved.
Pros
A lot of interaction with staff, students and general public. Enjoyed the challenge of being in a very busy office environment.
Cons
Not enough job security. Too busy to attend professional learning courses.
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Inspiring, rewarding work
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Central Coast NSW10 October 2016
Hard work and rewarding experience. Much effort is required to cater to children with varying needs, but the benefit to the education and positive development of the children is very rewarding and inspiring to see.
Pros
Educating children
Cons
Long hours
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A rewarding and satisfying job working at different locations and different children each fortnight
Swimming Instructor (Former Employee) –  Perth WA29 June 2016
A very rewarding job teaching young children to swim. Ideal if you love to work with children. Great hours between 9 - 2.30, five days a week. Working for the Education Department, work at various pools around the Perth area depending where the lessons are.
Pros
free pool entry
Cons
Contract work, always wet and sometimes cold
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Typical public service position
Human Resource Officer (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD30 May 2016
Pressure put on staff as numbers dwindled with machinery of government amalgamations.
Typical public service benefits.
Pros
public service award
Cons
Management pressure
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Great team members and great working environment
Assistant Auditor (Current Employee) –  Brisbane QLD23 May 2016
I really enjoy working for this company as it takes me to different job location every week. I really enjoy the travelling side of this job.
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