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:

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

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


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