Occupation Profile – Special Needs Teacher – (ANZSCO 241511) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

ANZSCO Code241511
Occupations in this Group241511 Special Needs Teacher
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired
241599 Special Education Teachers nec
DescriptionTeaches academic and living skills to primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary school students with particular learning difficulties using various techniques, and promotes students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationBehaviour Support Teacher
Remedial Teacher
Teacher of Gifted Students
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership
Related Occupations241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired
241599 Special Education Teachers nec
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsOption 1

Completion of at least four full years of study (or part-time equivalent) in higher education (university) in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America resulting in qualification/s comparable to the educational level of an Australian Bachelor degree (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7) or higher. This study must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification.

Option 2

An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows a score of at least 7.0 for both Reading and Writing; and a score of at least 8.0 for both Speaking and Listening. The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 24 month period prior to submitting an application.