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Community Educator Courses

A Community Educator provides support and advice to nursing mothers on breastfeeding and other topics. You might promote breastfeeding in the community and conduct information sessions and health clinics. Community Educators might provide support to mothers in a one-on-one environment or speak to small groups of new or expecting parents.

Community Educators should have excellent communication skills and must be able to work with new parents from a range of backgrounds. It’s important you have strong interpersonal skills and can understand your clients’ concerns. Community Educators must be up to date with current breastfeeding techniques and be able to adapt their knowledge to suit a range of circumstances.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Community Educator earn?

In Australia, a full time Community Educator generally earns $1,750 per week ($91,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Community Educator?

There has been a decrease in the number of people employed in this area over the last five years. There are currently 180 people working in this industry in Australia and many of them specialise as a Community Educator. Community Educators may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Community Educator?

A Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education is an ideal qualification if you’re interested in a career as a Community Educator. You’ll develop the skills to guide mothers on lactation aids and weaning and provide advice on using infant sleep and settling methods to support the breastfeeding relationship. A Diploma of Breastfeeding Management may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within healthcare support services. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.