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242 Tertiary Education Teachers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

242 Tertiary Education Teachers

Tertiary Education Teachers educate tertiary students in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at universities, polytechnics, technical and further education (TAFE) institutes and other vocational training providers, and teach adult and community education courses.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal 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).

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and delivering lectures to tertiary students in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study
  • conducting tutorials, seminars, and laboratory sessions
  • preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations
  • participating in course development and in meetings on departmental, budgetary, curriculum and policy matters
  • attending conferences and seminars, and conducting research into a particular field of knowledge
  • providing feedback to students on progress and advising students on courses and related matters
  • consulting with Education Managers, Librarians, Student Counsellors and other support staff
Unit Group

2421 University Lecturers and Tutors

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

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).

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and delivering lectures, and conducting tutorials, seminars, and laboratory sessions
  • preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations
  • advising students on academic and related matters
  • attending departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
  • supervising work programs of postgraduate and honours students and tutorial staff
  • participating in setting course and degree requirements, curriculum revision and academic planning
  • serving on council, senate, faculty and other committees and professorial boards
  • conducting research and undertaking consultancies in a particular field of knowledge
  • stimulating and guiding class discussions
  • compiling bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments

Occupations:

  • 242111 University Lecturer
  • 242112 University Tutor

242111 University Lecturer

Lectures students and conducts tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conducts research in a particular field of knowledge.

Skill Level: 1

242112 University Tutor

Conducts tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • University Demonstrator
Unit Group

2422 Vocational Education Teachers / Polytechnic Teachers

Vocational Education Teachers / Polytechnic Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, polytechnics and other training institutes to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes.

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 or a postgraduate diploma in adult education. In some instances relevant industry and vocational education experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). staff

Tasks Include:

  • identifying the various needs of students and creating effective learning options to meet these needs
  • liaising with individuals, industry and education sectors to ensure provision of relevant programs and services
  • planning, designing and developing course curriculum and method of instruction
  • advising students on courses and related matters
  • teaching students using teaching aids including presentation of lesson materials, discussions, workshops, laboratory sessions, multimedia aids and computer tutorials
  • marking and grading students' assignments, papers and exams and providing feedback to students about their progress
  • maintaining records of students' progress, attendance and training activities
  • consulting with Education Managers, Librarians, Student Counsellors and other support

Occupation:

  • 242211 Vocational Education Teacher / Polytechnic Teacher

242211 Vocational Education Teacher / Polytechnic Teacher

Teaches one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a technical and further education (TAFE) institute, polytechnic or other training institute to tertiary students for vocational education and training purposes. Registration or licensing may be required

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Adult Education Teacher
  • TAFE Lecturer
  • TAFE Teacher
  • Workplace Trainer and Assessor