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ANZSCO 241213 - Registered Migration Australia

A primary school teacher teaches and coordinates a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students. Registration or licensing is required in Australia. Primary school teacher is a Skill Level 1 occupation.


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Group: 2412 Primary School Teachers




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a 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.



  • teaching literacy, numeracy, social science, creative expression and physical education skills to primary school students
  • 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 primary school teacher unit group (Group 2412) 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 primary school teacher is required in Australia.


Occupations within the Primary School Teacher Group


Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same primary school 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


  • Primary School Teacher is currently assessed AITSL - (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Primary School Teacher in Australia is $ 82,493 for male employees and $ 66,422 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 44.4 Females: 41.6 Persons: 41.9

Source: (Group 2412) Primary school teachers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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