2412 Primary School Teachers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Primary School Teachers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 305.20
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 130.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 163.10