What's it like to be a Teacher's Aide?
A Teacher’s Aide helps classroom teachers with non-teaching duties such as preparing resources and teaching materials, and performing general administrative classroom tasks.
Teachers’ Aides are different from Assistant Teachers in that Aides are responsible for general classroom tasks, whereas Assistant Teachers are qualified to provide instructional support.
The role of the Teacher’s Aide is varied; in addition to providing classroom support and preparing resources, some Teacher’s Aides provide support to particular groups of students including those with specific learning needs, students with a disability and those with English as a second language.
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How to become a Teacher's Aide
- Complete a Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) which will prepare you for entry-level roles. Alternatively, if you have experience working in an education support role, or would prefer to work more autonomously, complete a Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213).
- Ensure you have a current Working with Children Check. Some hirers may also prefer you to have a First Aid Certificate.
- Consider joining Australian Teacher Aide, which is a national industry organisation aimed at developing the capacity of Teacher’s Aides in schools.
- There are many career progression opportunities for Teacher’s Aides including further study to become a Primary Teacher, Secondary Teacher or Special Education Teacher.