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241 School Teachers

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

241 School Teachers

School Teachers educate students in early childhood (pre-primary), primary, middle or intermediate, secondary and special institutions by teaching a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum, and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

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:

  • selecting, preparing and presenting courses, teaching materials and lessons suited to the abilities of the students
  • correcting and assessing students' work
  • attending to the social, emotional, intellectual and physical wellbeing of students and maintaining acceptable standards of behaviour
  • assessing the abilities and level of achievement of students through direct observation and administering tests
  • discussing individual progress and problems with other professionals, parents and students
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement
  • maintaining attendance and scholastic records, and school discipline
Unit Group

2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to early childhood (pre-primary) students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

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).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • planning and structuring learning in both indoor and outdoor environments using a variety of materials and equipment to facilitate students' development
  • providing a variety of experiences and activities to develop motor skills, cooperative social skills, confidence and understanding
  • promoting language development through storytelling, role play, songs, rhymes and informal discussions held individually and within groups
  • observing students to evaluate progress and to detect signs of ill health, emotional disturbance and other disabilities
  • observing nutritional health, welfare and safety needs of students and identifying factors which may impede students' progress
  • discussing students' progress with parents
  • attending parent interviews, and staff and committee meetings
  • participating in community and family support programs as appropriate
  • supervising student teachers on placement

Occupations:

  • 241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
  • 241112 Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Māori Language Nest Teacher)

241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Alternative Title:

  • Kindergarten Teacher

Plans, organises and conducts activities to help pre-primary school students to develop a wide variety of skills including speech, reading, writing, motor skills and social interaction. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Preschool Director

241112 Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Māori Language Nest Teacher)

Works with whanau (family) to care for young children in a Kohanga Reo (Māori language nest) and helps them understand Māori language and customs.

Skill Level: 1

Unit Group

2412 Primary School Teachers

Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

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).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • teaching literacy, numeracy, social science, creative expression and physical education skills to primary school students
  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement

Occupations:

  • 241211 Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium Primary School Teacher)
  • 241212 Pouako Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium Primary School Senior Teacher)
  • 241213 Primary School Teacher

241211 Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium Primary School Teacher)

Teaches and coordinates curriculum activities in the Māori language for children at primary school level.

Skill Level: 1

241212 Pouako Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium Primary School Senior Teacher)

Teaches and coordinates curriculum activities in the Māori language for students at primary school level. This is a senior level teaching position.

Skill Level: 1

241213 Primary School Teacher

Teaches and coordinates a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

  • Primary School Teacher-Librarian
Unit Group

2413 Middle School Teachers / Intermediate School Teachers

Middle School Teachers or Intermediate School Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to middle school or intermediate school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

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).

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement

Occupation:

  • 241311 Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacher

241311 Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacher

Teaches one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to middle school or intermediate school students and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Unit Group

2414 Secondary School Teachers

Secondary School Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

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).

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • presenting prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials
  • developing students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • guiding discussions and supervising work in class
  • preparing, administering and marking tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students' progress and recording the results
  • discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers
  • maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas
  • participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops
  • liaising with parent, community and business groups
  • maintaining class and scholastic records
  • performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs
  • supervising student teachers on placement

Occupation:

  • 241411 Secondary School Teacher

241411 Secondary School Teacher

Teaches one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Kaiako Kura Tuarua (NZ)
  • Secondary School Teacher-Librarian
Unit Group

2415 Special Education Teachers

Special Education Teachers teach primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary school students with learning difficulties, hearing impairment and sight impairment, and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

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).

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • assessing students' abilities and limitations with regard to intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities, 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 training and rehabilitation
  • advising, instructing and counselling parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques
  • stimulating and developing interests, abilities, manual skills and coordination
  • conferring with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students
  • preparing and maintaining student data and other records and submitting reports

Occupations:

  • 241511 Special Needs Teacher
  • 241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
  • 241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired
  • 241599 Special Education Teachers nec

241511 Special Needs Teacher

Teaches academic and living skills to primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary school students with particular learning difficulties using various techniques, and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Behaviour Support Teacher
  • Remedial Teacher
  • Teacher of Gifted Students

241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Teaches academic and living skills to hearing impaired students, and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired

Teaches academic and living skills to sight impaired students, and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

241599 Special Education Teachers nec

This occupation group covers Special Education Teachers not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

  • Aboriginal Education Teacher
  • Correspondence School Teacher
  • Distance Education Teacher