Teacher

Job Description

A Teacher is responsible for educating students at varying levels, and preparing lesson plans that teach to a curriculum. They can work in either early childhood, primary or secondary school environments, depending on their training and interests.

Careers Ladder

Qualifications

To work as a Teacher, you’ll need to hold a degree or post-graduate level qualification in teaching. The course you’ll complete will depend on the age group of children you want to teach, or whether you want to specialise in a particular area.

Early Childhood Teachers are qualified to implement plans and teach children aged 4-8 years. They are heavily focused on children’s coordination, creativity and social skills. A Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) is required.

Primary School Teachers are qualified to implement plans and teach children aged 5-12. They tend to teach broadly and are heavily focused on embedding the foundations of reading, writing and arithmetic for higher learning. A Bachelor of Education (Primary) will usually take 4 years full-time.

High School (Secondary) Teachers may specialise in a subject area such as English and History, or Maths and Physics. A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will also take 4 years to complete full-time.

Attributes

  • Acumen
  • Ambitious
  • Approachable
  • Autonomous
  • Calm
  • Charismatic
  • Cheerful
  • Clever
  • Communicator
  • Confident
  • Courteous
  • Creative
  • Determined
  • Devoted
  • Diligent
  • Discerning
  • Educated
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Focused
  • Imaginative
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal
  • Organised
  • Patient
  • Perceptive
  • Positive
  • Present
  • Procedural
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Welcoming

Key Skills

  • Working with Children
  • Assessments
  • Early Childhood
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Collaboration
  • Written Communicator

Future Prospects

There are many different pathways in teaching, dependent on which field of teaching you choose. Some of these include;

  • Adult Education
  • High School
  • Preschool
  • Primary
  • Teacher - TAFE
  • Teachers Aide
  • Tutor