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Assistant Educator

Provide assistance to Teachers by giving personalised attention to students.

What's it like to be an Assistant Educator?

Assistant Educators assist teachers and students in classrooms. They give personalised attention to students who need extra support to facilitate their learning and development.

Assistant Educator

Tasks and duties

  • Provide children personalised attention.
  • Provide a secure, nurturing environment in the classroom.
  • Communicate with families about the child’s involved in class activities each day, in consultation with the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher by preparing materials, equipment and setting up.
  • Provide feedback, information, concerns and process improvement ideas to the teacher.
  • Translate early childhood theory into practical exercises and activities.
  • Promote exploration and learning through play.
  • Support children with emotional regulation issues to learn improved social skills.
  • Support children with developmental difficulties with specific techniques.

What can I earn as an Assistant Educator?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Assistant Educator is between $45k and $55k
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How to become an Assistant Educator


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To work as an Assistant Teacher in Australia, a qualification in education is desirable. This is typically a diploma-level qualification.

  1. Undertake a qualification within the field of education. The entry-level qualification is a Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213).
  2. There are many career progression opportunities for Assistant Teachers, including further study such as a degree-level qualification to become a qualified primary or secondary teacher or special education teacher.

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Certificate III in Education Support

This certificate provides you with the skills to assist and support teachers and students in a range of education settings.
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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This certificate provides you with the skills to supervise and provide care for children, and to facilitate their learning, leisure and play.
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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This diploma gives you the skills and knowledge to supervise staff and children in an early childhood setting.
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How do Assistant Educators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 22 Assistant Educators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
4.2
Career progression opportunities
3.9
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
4.2

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Aug 2019
Highs of High and Lows of Special Needs’ Education Assistant
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV Disability
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
CERT IV SOCIAL TRAINING SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION ASSISTANT
The good things
Making a difference improving everyday life’s social skills and reducing challenges for people, families, peers, professionals involved with and/or experiencing intellectual and physical disabilities...
The challenges
There are many challenges as there are many in general, everyday life for anyone. There are people around you that will want to crush you when you’re at your highest and lowest, and why? Well there ca...
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Aug 2019
EAing is hard work for not much money but the kids (can) make it all worthwhile :)
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Education Support - Teachers Aide (Special)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
teachers aide
The good things
the students - challenging at times but they are lovely too sense of achievement when students understand the work great work hours for people with their own children helping students achieve goals, w...
The challenges
the students again - can be very challenging behaviour, lack of respect no where to go career wise, once an EA always an EA pay is not that great considering EA role is a lot more than just an invisib...
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Working hours for Assistant Educators

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