Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker Courses

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What does an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker do?

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker supports Indigenous students during their school activities. You might assist individual students with their classroom lessons or work with small groups of students on educational activities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Workers are often employed in primary or secondary schools but you might also work in early childhood centres or other educational facilities.

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker should be passionate about learning and also about Indigenous culture. You should be able to work with a range of students with various abilities and be flexible with your approach. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Workers need to be understanding and be good at communicating.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker.

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How much does an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker?

The number of people in this role has remained steady in recent years. There are currently 2,000 people working as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker in Australia compared to 1,900 five years ago. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Workers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker?

A Certificate III or IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education is a great qualification if you’re hoping to start work in this industry. You’ll learn how to support students in the classroom while encouraging their sense of culture and identity. You could also further your studies with a Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within education support and assistance. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.