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What does a Teacher Aide do?

A Teacher Aide works alongside teachers in primary and high schools to deliver learning programs to a range of students. You might assist teachers to prepare classroom activities or you might work with individual students to help them participate in lessons. Teacher Aides often work with students with special needs or you may provide general classroom assistance to all students. You might supervise students during lunch and play times or have other tasks such as bus duty.

Teacher Aides should be passionate about learning and should enjoy working with children. It’s important that you can be flexible and work with students with a range of abilities. Teacher Aides should be patient and understanding and be able to communicate well with both students and other staff members.

Teacher Aide Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Teacher Aide.

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How much does a Teacher Aide earn?

In Australia, a full time Teacher Aide 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 a Teacher Aide?

This industry has seen strong job growth in recent years. There are currently 58,800 people working as a Teacher Aide in Australia compared to 48,200 five years ago. Teacher Aides may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Teacher Aide?

A Certificate III or IV in Education Support is a great qualification if you’re planning to start a career as a Teacher Aide. This course will explore ways to support students’ learning in literacy and numeracy and encourage the development of other important areas such as social skills and oral language. You could also consider a Certificate III or IV in 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.