1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS teach primary and secondary school students with particular learning difficulties and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

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

Tasks Include:

  • assessing students' abilities and limitations with regard to intellectual, physical, social or emotional handicaps, exceptional intellectual gifts, or specific problems of language and culture
  • planning, organising and implementing special programs to provide remedial or advanced tuition
  • administering various forms of assessment and interpreting the results
  • teaching basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to hearing and sight impaired students
  • devising instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in the training and rehabilitation process
  • advising, instructing and counselling parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques
  • stimulating and developing interests, abilities, manual skills and coordination


This section contains the following subsection :
              2414-11 Special Needs Teacher
              2414-13 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
              2414-15 Teacher of the Sight Impaired
              2414-79 Special Education Teachers nec

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