1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2414-15 Teacher of the Sight Impaired

Teaches academic and living skills to sight impaired students 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:

  • assesses students' capabilities and designs appropriate learning activities
  • assists students to develop their other senses and learn daily living skills
  • instructs students in reading and writing Braille, using aids such as a Braille writer, typewriter and an Optacon machine to convert visual images to vibrations
  • plans curricula and prepares lessons and other instructional materials
  • observes and evaluates the progress of sight impaired students and prepares reports on their progress
  • may work with parents on a variety of learning and follow-up programs

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