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Primary School Teacher
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Teaches and coordinates a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Primary School Teacher-Librarian
Job prospects for Primary School Teachers in Victoria

Occupations in the Primary School Teachers group include Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Teacher), Pouako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Senior Teacher) and Primary School Teacher.

Employment prospects
There are currently 44,200 Primary School Teachers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,543.20

Hourly earnings
$41.30

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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