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Secondary School Teacher

Promote the academic development and general wellbeing of young people.

What's it like to be a Secondary School Teacher?

Secondary School Teachers (also called Secondary Teachers) promote the academic progress and general wellbeing of young people (typically aged 12 – 18 years) in the high school system.

Secondary School Teacher

Tasks and duties

  • Developing lesson plans to teach particular content in specific subjects.
  • Teaching secondary school students content and subject matter that meets state curriculum requirements by using a variety of materials.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on students’ development, learning and progress.
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Secondary School Teachers usually elect subject area specialisations and teach one or two subjects.

Secondary School teachers may be required to work outside of school hours, to attend school camps, supervise extra curricular activities and conduct parent-teacher interviews.

What can I earn as a Secondary School Teacher?

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How to become a Secondary School Teacher


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To become a teacher in Australia, you’ll need a relevant tertiary degree. These are typically four-year courses, for people over 17 years of age or who have completed year 12 with an appropriate Universities Admission Index. The courses provide a blend of theory and practical teaching experience.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of education. This is typically a Bachelor of Education (Secondary). Alternatively, for students with previous tertiary qualifications who have a major and minor in at least two curriculum areas recognised by Australian schools, complete a two-year Master of Teaching (Secondary).
  2. Before being able to work as a secondary teacher, you need to lodge an application for teacher registration in your state.
  3. There are many opportunities for career progression for secondary school teachers, such as becoming a special education teacher, leading teacher, assistant principal or principal.

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

If you have already completed any undergraduate degree, this qualification will prepare you for a career as a Secondary School Teacher.

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Bachelor of Arts

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Latest Secondary School Teacher reviews

Latest reviews from 51 Secondary School Teachers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Taking all variations into, it can be most rewarding experiencing just how different schools function and students respond.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Education
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Humanities
The good things
After some 40 years of secondary teaching I still have a passion for teaching and supporting students progress. I find that it's important to be flexible. tolerant and retain a sense of humour to suc...
The challenges
The on-going challenge is the somewhat late notice for a daily placement, being cancelled and then diverted to another school is difficult, especially quite late and then contending with Melbourne tra...
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May 2021
Teaching is great, it's all the other admin and red tape and politics that I can't stand
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Education
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Mathematics
The good things
I love working with adolescents and kids in general
The challenges
Work load and expectations too high, no recognition of good work, no consultation, treated like children.
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