Teaches one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promotes students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
- Present prescribed curriculum using a range of teaching techniques and materials.
- Develop students’ interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities.
- Guide discussions and supervise work in class.
- Repair, administer and mark tests, projects and assignments to evaluate students’ progress and record the results.
- Discuss individual progress and problems with students and parents, and seek advice from student counsellors and senior teachers.
- Maintain discipline in classrooms and other school areas.
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and workshops.
- Liaise with parent, community and business groups.
- Maintain class and scholastic records.
- Perform extra-curricular tasks such as assisting with sports, school concerts, excursions and special interest programs.
- Enthusiasm for, and ability in their chosen subject area and teaching.
- High-level organisational skills.
- Able to communicate concepts and instructions clearly.
- Enjoy working with teenage children.
- Patient when dealing with students of differing abilities and cultures.
- Acceptance of the rights and needs of all individuals.
The pay scale of a secondary school teacher is around AUD$45, 000.