Other Special Education Teachers includes jobs like Aboriginal Education Teacher and Distance Education Teacher.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Assess students' abilities and limitations.
    • Plans, organises and implements special programmes to provide remedial or advanced tuition.
    • Administers various forms of assessment and interprets the results.
    • Teaches basic academic subjects as well as practical and self-help skills to children with special needs (e.g. distance learners or migrant students).
    • Devises instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation.
    • Advises, instructs and counsels parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques.
    • Stimulates and develops interests, abilities, manual skills and co-ordination.
    • Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students.
    • Prepares and maintains student data and other records and submits reports.

    All Special Education Teachers

    • $1,914 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Special Education Teachers

    • 1,300 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 47 years Average age
    • 73% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Special Education Teachers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 1,300 in 2011 to 1,300 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Special Education Teachers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland and the Northern Territory have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in the Education and Training industry.
    • Full-time: More than half work full-time (58%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (57%).
    • Gender: 73% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Education and Training90.9
    Public Administration and Safety3.0
    Other Services2.2
    Health Care and Social Assistance1.6
    Other Industries2.3

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Special Education TeachersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.131.6
    VIC10.425.6
    QLD25.620.0
    SA8.37.0
    WA11.910.8
    TAS2.32.0
    NT11.91.0
    ACT1.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Special Education TeachersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.7-5.05.0
    20-244.0-9.39.3
    25-3418.2-22.922.9
    35-4420.3-22.022.0
    45-5424.6-21.621.6
    55-5913.5-9.09.0
    60-6410.5-6.06.0
    65 and Over8.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Special Education TeachersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate34.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree43.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV4.4-21.121.1
    Year 124.5-18.118.1
    Year 111.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below4.1-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Special Education Teachers who are caring, compassionate and empathetic and communicate clearly, with strong people skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and Training

      80% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. English Language

      73% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Psychology

      66% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    4. Customer and Personal Service

      64% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. Mathematics

      62% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Work With Work Group or Team

      98% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    2. Contact With Others

      96% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      95% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Electronic Mail

      90% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    5. Physical Proximity

      85% Important

      How physically close are you to other people?

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School.

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