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ANZSCO 241411 - Registered Migration Australia

A Secondary School Teacher teaches one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to middle school or intermediate school students and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required. In Australia a Secondary School Teacher is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



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Group: 2414 Secondary School Teachers




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a Secondary School Teacher in Australia is to teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.



  • 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


Skill Level
Most occupations in the Secondary School Teacher unit group (Group 2414) 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 as a Secondary School Teacher is required in Australia.


Occupations within the Secondary School Teacher Group

  • 241311 Middle School Teacher (Aus) Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)


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


  • Secondary School Teacher is currently assessed withthe AITSL - (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for a Secondary School Teacher in Australia is $ 84,935 for male employees and $ 77,604 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 45.4 Females: 40.8 Persons: 42.4

Source: (Group 2414) Secondary school teachers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016




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