Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 24 - Education Professionals | Minor Group: 241 - School Teachers | Unit Group: 2415 - Special Education Teachers
Description: This occupation group covers Special Education Teachers not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Occupation in NEC category
Aboriginal Education Teacher (Aus)
Correspondence School Teacher (NZ)
Distance Education Teacher (Aus)
Not elsewhere classified (nec) categories are used for known, discrete occupations which are not separately identified in ANZSCO Version 1.2 because of their lack of numerical significance in Australia or New Zealand. The occupation titles listed under nec categories are illustrative of the scope and range of occupations included in the nec category.
UNIT GROUP 2415: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS
Description: Teach primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary school students with learning difficulties, hearing impairment and sight impairment, and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Skill Level: Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.
assessing students' abilities and limitations with regard to intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities, exceptional intellectual gifts, or specific problems of language and culture
planning, organising and implementing special programs to provide remedial or advanced tuition
administering various forms of assessment and interpreting the results
teaching basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to hearing and sight impaired students
devising instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation
advising, instructing and counselling parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques
stimulating and developing interests, abilities, manual skills and coordination
conferring with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students
preparing and maintaining student data and other records and submitting reports