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.
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.
- Working with Children
- Early Childhood
- First Aid Certificate
- Written Communicator
There are many different pathways in teaching, dependent on which field of teaching you choose. Some of these include;
- Adult Education
- High School
- Teacher - TAFE
- Teachers Aide