Adult Education Teacher (Occupation Code : 235205)

Scarce Skill

Teaches adults life skills as well as to read and write.


Conducting classes, workshops, and demonstrations to teach basic literacy and numeracy skills, life skills, and workforce entry skills.

Observing and evaluating students' work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.

Establishing clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicating those objectives to students.

Instructing students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

Guiding and counseling students with adjustment or academic problems.

Preparing materials and classrooms for class activities.

Occupation Regulation

The South African Council for Educators (SACE) is the statutory body that oversees the educator profession. Before one can work as a teacher you need to register at the SACE as an Educator.  In order to retain registration the annual registration fee should be paid to SACE and you should comply with the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the Council.

Learning Pathway Description

There are three pathways to becoming an Adult Education Teacher. For entry into the first pathway  you need a National Senior Certificate – Diploma Entrance.

The first pathway requires you to complete a Diploma in Adult Basic Education.

The second pathway requires you to complete a Bachelor in Adult Basic Education. For entry into this pathway you need a National Senior Certificate – Degree Entrance.

The third pathway entails a Bachelor of Education Honours: Adult Basic Education and TrainingThe entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor’s Degree.

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Alternate Occupation Names
Abet Trainer
Teacher of Gifted Children