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Private tutor

Private tutors teach students in settings other than the classroom. Common subjects include art, dance, drama and music. 

What is a private tutor?

Private tutors work with students one-on-one or in groups. As a private tutor, you may work for a private institute, or as a sole trader in your own business. You can support students with learning material, instructions and feedback. If you like teaching and have specialist knowledge, this role could be for you.

Find out more about private tutors(opens in a new window) and these related jobs on the Victorian Skills Gateway:

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You may be eligible for government funding to help pay for your course.

Job demand in Victoria

Below are the employment forecasts for private tutors and teachers jobs in Victoria. Figures show the number of workers in 2023 and the new workers expected to enter the workforce by 2026.

‘New workers expected’ accounts for workers adding new jobs to the economy and replacing retirees over the next 3 years. These forecasts are estimates only. There will be additional jobs available as people move between jobs and industries.

RegionWorkers 2023Workforce growth 2023-2026New workers needed by 2026
Melbourne – inner metropolitan1,8221.7%274
Melbourne – inner south-east metropolitan1,5951.1%209
Melbourne – southern metropolitan1,9641.4%276
Melbourne – northern metropolitan1,7111.3%236
Melbourne – eastern metropolitan2,2051.1%294
Melbourne – western metropolitan1,6161.8%249
Ballarat and surrounds (Central Highlands)3500.8%43
Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds (Loddon Campaspe)3550.6%42
Geelong, Colac and surrounds (Barwon)4801.8%74
Horsham and surrounds (Wimmera Southern Mallee)69-0.9%<10
Mildura, Swan Hill and surrounds (Mallee)118-1.6%<10
Shepparton, Seymour and surrounds (Goulburn)2240.6%26
Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds (Ovens Murray)1740.0%17
Warrnambool, Hamilton and surrounds (Great South Coast)133-1.6%<10

Source: Victorian Skills Authority employment forecast dashboard

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