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Teacher

What do they do?

Teachers are responsible for educating their students (young children, youths and adults), getting them to a pre-determined level of understanding or ability in chosen subjects.

If you like people, are patient, great at explaining simple or complex concepts in lots of different ways, and if you’d like to make a positive difference in people’s lives, then you could be a teacher.

Duties:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to students (in-line with syllabus or other guidelines)
  • Test, mark, grade and report on students achievements, or areas of concern
  • Accommodate the learning needs of a variety of students
  • Mentor students
  • Monitor and regulate the behaviour of students
  • Implement the school code of conduct and ethos
  • Organise and engage in projects and activities outside of the classroom for the benefit of the school community

Skills required:

  • Communication – with students, colleagues and parents
  • Confidence
  • Continuous learner
  • Leadership
  • Creative, innovative and imaginative
  • Organised
  • Team player

Pathways

Bachelor of Education Degree – specialising in Early Childhood Education, Primary or Secondary Teaching

Study any Bachelor Degree & complete a Master of Teaching degree

Diploma

Complete TAFE or RTO accredited teacher education program, credits go towards accessing an undergraduate degree in teaching

Teach for Australia – employment based pathway into teaching

Average salary

Early Childhood Teacher $52,998 per year

Primary School Teachers $70,200 per year

High School Teachers $78,000 per year (Source: Joboutlook.gov.au)

Job growth for

Early Childhood teachers is very strong

Primary & High School teacher moderate (source: Joboutlook.gov.au)

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