Education Officer

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Royal Australian Army Educational Corps Officers perform a diverse range of jobs including training developers; instructional design of computer based learning materials; and as teachers of literacy and numeracy, and English as a second language.

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The Australian Army employs qualified male and female teachers as Education Officers in Army training establishments. A career as an Army Education Officer offers variety and challenges in employment and travel not always available in the normal environment. You will gain experience and skills that will equip you for advancement in the Army, and which will also be in high demand in your profession.

On appointment as an Education Officer, you will be commissioned into the rank of Lieutenant and be posted to an Army training establishment. You can expect to remain in your posting for one to three years.

Main Job Functions

The Royal Australian Army Education Corps (RAAEC) is a widely dispersed Corps, so what you do depends on where you go, which ultimately depends on what qualifications and experience you have.

Headquarters Training Command - Army, Sydney:

  • Developing educational, training development and training systems policies;
  • Developing strategies for the implementation of these policies;
  • Commenting on Defence policies and strategies;
  • Managing the Training Command training systems capability;
  • Analysing Army training and educational proposals;
  • Administering Army's Civil Accreditation Program;
  • Providing technical direction and career management advice for RAAEC personnel; and
  • Providing training systems support to all Training Command schools.
Army Learning Production Centre:
  • Producing Army's technology-based-training and distance education and training;
  • The Army Learning Production Centre has wings and detachments in Sydney, Brisbane and Albury/Wodonga.
Staff Cadet training, Royal Military College, Canberra:
  • Educating Staff Cadets to the standard required in communications skills; and
  • Developing training.
Defence International Training Centre, Laverton, VIC:
  • Conducting Australian familiarisation and English training for foreign students;
  • Instructing in English as a Second/Foreign language;
  • Conducting cross-cultural awareness training; and
  • Developing training.
Individual Training Centres, various locations:
  • Conducting numeracy and literacy courses largely through Distance Education; and
  • Supporting trade and continuation training, training development and evaluation.
Regional Education Officers, all capital cities and some major regional centres:
  • Counselling personnel on educational matters and resettlement; and
  • Administration of study schemes.
Various RAAEC appointments:
  • Army Recruiting training; and
  • Army doctrine editing, research and evaluation.
Overseas Postings:

The RAAEC provides highly trained ESL/EFL specialists with a training development background as Language and training advisers to assist several countries in the region in the provision of English language training.

Other Duties:

Like all other Army officers, you will have extra- regimental duties as well as professional duties. For instance, unit Education/Resettlement Officer, Mess or Regimental Funds Committees, Regimental Audit Board, Sports Officer, Spot-checking/Stocktaking Officer and Duty Officer.

Graduate (Reserve)

The Australian Army employs qualified male and female teachers as Education Officers in Army training establishments. Duties include training Staff Cadets in communication skills, developing training, managing distance education and the production of technology-based training.

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