2415 Special Education Teachers

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ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Special Education Teachers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS teach primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary school students with learning difficulties, hearing impairment and sight impairment, 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 is required.
Tasks Include:

assessing students' abilities and limitations with regard to intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities, exceptional intellectual gifts, or specific problems of language and culture
planning, organising and implementing special programs to provide remedial or advanced tuition
administering various forms of assessment and interpreting the results
teaching basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to hearing and sight impaired students
devising instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation
advising, instructing and counselling parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques
stimulating and developing interests, abilities, manual skills and coordination
conferring with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students
preparing and maintaining student data and other records and submitting reports

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 120.70