1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2412-11 Primary School Teacher

Teaches a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school 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:

  • teaches literacy, numeracy, social science, creative expression and physical education skills to primary school students
  • develops students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • presents subject matter using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • guides discussions and supervises work in class
  • tests and evaluates students for individual progress in written and oral work
  • encourages personal development by assisting students to use and develop their capabilities
  • discusses students' progress and social, behavioural and learning problems with parents and school counsellors
  • maintains attendance records and school discipline
  • participates in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • performs extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervises student teachers on placement

Primary Teacher-Librarian

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