Teacher is one of the occupations that are in lack in Australia. Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) and secondary teachers are always on the MTLSSL list. Let’s talk about pre-primary teacher today! In the following, we are discussing the duties, career and migration prospects as well as the pathways of being a pre-primary teacher in Australia.

Early Childhood Education is a study that involved various knowledge. Such as Psychology, Education Studies, Social Policy, Behavioural Science and so on. Here are some essential elements of a preschool teacher: patience, caring heart, strong observation and communication skills.

Pres-school teachers are responsible for designing diversified materials, creating interesting learning activities in order to allow children to have an all-round development. Apart from teaching, they are also required to observe the physical and mental health of children. Making evaluation and analysis, reporting to their parents and giving professional suggestions are also the responsibilities of a pre-school teacher. Pre-school teacher is of ultimate importance for a child’s early development.

As for career and migration prospects, pre-school teacher has good advantages. The annual average salary of a preschool teacher in Australia is AUD$77,483. What’s more, pre-school teacher is always on the MTLSSL list. To be a qualified preschool teacher, you have to complete accredited degrees and pass the skills assessment by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) after graduation.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 – 7.5

Study Plans

Diploma + Bachelor of Education1.5 + 3 years
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)4 years
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)2 years

Recommended Universities

Queensland University of Technology, Monash University, University of Sydney, University of South Australia, Flinders University, Edith Cowan University

Career outcomes

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Migration prospects

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher is on the MTLSSL (Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List). You must pass the skills assessment from AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership). There are different types of visas that lead you to become a permanent resident in Australia.

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