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Education Assistant Courses

An Education Assistant provides help to teaching staff in a school or other educational setting. You might assist with classroom activities or work with individual students to provide extra learning help. Education Assistants may prepare learning materials or supervise student activities. You might work with students with disabilities or those who need extra support in the classroom.

Education Assistants should be patient and able to communicate well with children or teenagers. It’s important that you can follow correct procedures and understand instructions from teachers. Education Assistants should be organised and be flexible with the tasks they perform.

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Popular Education Assistant Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become an Education Assistant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Education Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Education Assistant 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 Education Assistant?

The number of people employed in this field is expected to grow very strongly in coming years. There are currently 106,000 people working as an Education Assistant in Australia and this number is likely to reach 118,500 by 2026. Education Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Education Assistant?

If a career as an Education Assistant interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate III or IV in Education Support. This course will give you the skills to support student learning in literacy and numeracy and encourage the development of other important areas such as social skills and oral language.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within education support and assistance and primary education. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.