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Teacher Jobs In Australia

20 May 2015 by News Desk

ind_book1Over 50,000 new Secondary School Teachers will be needed in Australia by the end of 2018.

Government figures reveal that, over five years to November 2018, the number of job openings for Secondary School Teachers is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). Job openings will arise from employment growth and people leaving the occupation. Employment for this occupation rose slightly in the past five years. Looking forward, employment for Secondary School Teachers to November 2018 is expected to grow strongly.

This is a large occupation, with over 125,000 teachers, suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.

Secondary School Teachers have an above average proportion of full-time jobs (79.8 per cent). For Secondary School Teachers working full-time, average weekly hours are 42.3 (compared to 41.1 for all occupations) and earnings are above average – in the eighth decile. Unemployment for Secondary School Teachers is below average. Secondary School Teachers are nearly all employed in Education and Training.

Secondary School Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promote students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks, including:

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

maintaining discipline in classrooms and other school areas; maintaining class and scholastic records; discussing individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seeking advice from Student Counsellors and senior teachers

participating in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops; liaising with parent, community and business groups; performing extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sport, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs; supervising student teachers on placement

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