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:

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 story telling, 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


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