Minor Group

241 School Teachers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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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
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