ANZSCO 2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

EMPLOYED

61,200

PART-TIME SHARE

44%

FEMALE SHARE

96%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,660

MEDIAN AGE

40

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

2,700

Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to early childhood (pre-primary) students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

  • Planning and structuring learning in both indoor and outdoor environments using a variety of materials and equipment to facilitate students' development
  • Providing a variety of experiences and activities to develop motor skills, cooperative social skills, confidence and understanding
  • Promoting language development through story telling, role play, songs, rhymes and informal discussions held individually and within groups
  • Observing students to evaluate progress and to detect signs of ill health, emotional disturbance and other disabilities
  • Observing nutritional health, welfare and safety needs of students and identifying factors which may impede students' progress
  • Discussing students' progress with parents
  • Attending parent interviews, and staff and committee meetings
  • Participating in community and family support programs as appropriate
  • Supervising student teachers on placement
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 56% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 41 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,660 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $44 $43

    Industries

    Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.
    Note: industries that comprise less than 5% of an occupation have been suppressed.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    35.1%

    Victoria

    32.3%

    Queensland

    15.5%

    South Australia

    6.3%

    Tasmania

    2.4%

    Northern Territory

    0.6%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.3%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers All Occupations
    Median age 40 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 96% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers
    15–19 5.2 0.7
    20–24 9.1 5.8
    25–34 22.7 28.5
    35–44 22.3 27.3
    45–54 20.4 22.7
    55–59 8.8 7.6
    60–64 6.5 5.4
    65 and Over 4.9 2.0

    Education

    Registration with the state or territory teaching board is required to teach in schools. In some state or territories registration may be required to teach in the early childhood care sector.

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 21.4
    Bachelor degree 23.2 60.4
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 10.4
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 3.4
    Year 12 15.9 2.1
    Year 11 4.0 0.2
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.3

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    Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the skill-based classification system used to categorise occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. ANZSCO provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of occupation data. Visit the ABS website to learn how ANZSCO works. Jobs and Skills Australia displays data for occupations that are defined by ANZSCO 2013 Version 1.3.