ANZSCO code 241111
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) 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
Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
- Kindergarten Teacher
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
- Preschool Director
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
Unit Group 2411: 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 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.
- 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
Other occupations in this Unit Group
- 241112: KaiakoKohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Teacher)