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ANZSCO 241111 - Registered Migration Australia

Early childhood (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. In Australia early childhood (pre-primary school) is a Skill Level 1 occupation.


Early Childhood Teacher (pre-primary) Alternative Titles


  • Kindergarten Teacher




  • Preschool Director



Early Childhood (pre-primary school) Teacher Occupation Lists
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Group: 2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher



Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher in Australia is to 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.



  • 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


Skill Level
Most occupations in the early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher unit group (Group 2411) 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. In the case of Conservators, at least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Registration or licensing is required in Australia as an early childhood (primary school) teacher.


Occupations within the Early Childhood (pre-primary school) teaching Group


Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same teacher group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher is currently assessed AITSL - (The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for an Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher in Australia is $ 46,021 per year. Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 42.1


Source: (Group 2411) Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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