1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Pre-Primary School Teacher
      Kindergarten Teacher

Teaches the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to students at pre-primary schools and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • plans and structures learning in both indoor and outdoor environments using a variety of materials and equipment to facilitate students' development
  • provides a variety of experiences and activities to develop motor skills, cooperative social skills, confidence and understanding
  • promotes language development through story telling, role play, songs, rhymes and informal discussions held individually or within groups
  • observes students to evaluate their progress and to detect signs of ill health, emotional disturbance or other disabilities
  • observes nutritional health, welfare and safety needs of students and identifies factors which may impede students' progress
  • discusses students' progress with parents
  • attends parent interviews, staff and committee meetings
  • participates in community and family support programs as appropriate
  • supervises student teachers on placement

Pre-School Director

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