Minor Group

242 Tertiary Education Teachers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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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
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