What you need to know about becoming an education officer
Do you want to work as an education officer? If you have excellent leadership and communication skills, this might be the right career for you. Find vacancies on Job Mail and get your career off to a great start.
What does an education officer do?
An education officer is responsible for overseeing educational services, ensuring that the right resources are available and that the educational programmes meet the necessary quality standards.
An education officer’s responsibilities:
- Developing policies for daily operational administration
- Creating curriculum policies
- Writing reports
- Giving presentations
- Monitoring and evaluating educational programmes
- Overseeing educational resources
- Facilitating staff development
- Developing and delivering educational programmes
- Overseeing student loans
- Quality assurance
- Overseeing finances
Related career opportunities:
- Educational Adviser
- School Inspector
- Educational Planner
What are the benefits of this career?
If you decide to pursue a career as an education officer, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for government positions. If you enjoy administrative work and you have an interest in a specific field, this might be the right career for you. Working as an education officer offers you the benefit of fixed working hours.
To work as an education officer, you’ll need to complete a degree or diploma in education, administration or another related field. Online courses are another option if you want to learn the relevant skills and get ahead of the competition.
If you would like to study this career option, consider the following:
- Degree or diploma in education – You can study at most universities and tertiary education institutes.
- Degree or diploma in administration – Available at both universities and other tertiary education institutes.
- Master’s degree in education – Available at universities
Related studies include degrees, diplomas or higher certificates in:
- General management studies – also available at most universities and tertiary education institutes across South Africa.
What skills do you need to succeed as an education officer?
- Organisational capabilities
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Interpersonal capabilities
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Leadership skills
- Computer literacy
- Ability to pay attention to detail
- Administrative skills
- Creative thinking
What work environment can you expect?
An education officer can expect to work in a pleasant work environment during office hours. They can also be required to travel from time to time to attend meetings and training. Employees in this position may need to provide training to staff on-site.
Now that you know what the job of an education officer entails, you can decide whether this is the right career for you. Visit Job Mail today for vacancies in the education sector.