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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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Contents >> Major Group 2 Professionals >> SUB-MAJOR GROUP 24 Education Professionals >> MINOR GROUP 241 School Teachers >> UNIT GROUP 2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers


    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHERS teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to early childhood (pre-primary) students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • planning and structuring learning in both indoor and outdoor environments using a variety of materials and equipment to facilitate students' development
    • providing a variety of experiences and activities to develop motor skills, cooperative social skills, confidence and understanding
    • promoting language development through story telling, role play, songs, rhymes and informal discussions held individually and within groups
    • observing students to evaluate progress and to detect signs of ill health, emotional disturbance and other disabilities
    • observing nutritional health, welfare and safety needs of students and identifying factors which may impede students' progress
    • discussing students' progress with parents
    • attending parent interviews, and staff and committee meetings
    • participating in community and family support programs as appropriate
    • supervising student teachers on placement

      241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
      241112 Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Teacher)


    Alternative Title:
      Kindergarten Teacher

    Plans, organises and conducts activities to help pre-primary school students to develop a wide variety of skills including speech, reading, writing, motor skills and social interaction. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


      Preschool Director


    Works with whanau (family) to care for young children in a Kohanga Reo (Maori language nest) and helps them understand Maori language and customs.

    Skill Level: 1

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