Primary School Teacher

Primary School Teacher

Primary School Teachers educate students aged 5-12 years through classroom lessons and educational programs covering a variety of subjects.

Not only are Primary School Teachers responsible for teaching students literacy and numeracy skills, they are also instrumental to the children’s social, emotional and physical growth. The average salary of a Primary School Teacher is $66,994 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $66,994
salary range
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
11% by 2020
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Primary School Teacher are:
NSW 33.6%
VIC 24.5%
QLD 20.3%

A day in the life of a Primary School Teache

Key skills required

The top skills for a Primary School Teacher are:
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Creativity
  • Organisational skills
  • Patient in dealing with children of differing abilities
  • Able to communicate simply and clearly
  • Prepared to work outside of school hours
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Get qualified to work as a Primary School Teacher with a degree in Education. These courses enables you to work as a teacher Australia wide and feature practical work placements so you graduate job-ready, with the right skills.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Already have an undergraduate bachelor degree under your belt? Whether you’re looking to move out of the office into the classroom or you're working towards a role as an educational leader, a postgraduate program will provide you with an advanced knowledge of learning theories and practices.