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2412 Primary School Teachers

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

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