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Teacher's Aide

Assist classroom teachers with general classroom and non-teaching tasks.

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.

Teacher's Aide

Tasks and duties

  • Support the classroom teacher by preparing teaching materials and resources, photocopying and filing lesson material in addition to distributing and collecting students’ work.
  • Organise and maintain teaching and learning resources, as well as ordering appropriate equipment as required.
  • Attend staff meetings and parent-teacher interviews as required.
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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.

What can I earn as a Teacher's Aide?

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Teacher's Aide roles in AUS were typically advertised between $50k and $60k over the last 3 months.
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How to become a Teacher's Aide


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To work as a Teacher’s Aide in Australia, a qualification in education is desirable. This is typically a certificate-level qualification.

  1. Undertake a qualification within the field of education. The entry-level qualification is a Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213). Alternatively, if you have experience working in an education support role, undertake a Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213).
  2. Consider joining Australian Teacher Aide, which is a national industry organisation aimed at developing the capacity of Teacher’s Aides in schools.
  3. There are many career progression opportunities for Teacher’s Aides including further study such as qualifications to become a 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 IV in Education Support

With this qualification you will learn to provide support to students and teachers under broad supervision.
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Bachelor of Arts

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Latest Teacher's Aide reviews

Latest reviews from 71 Teacher's Aides surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
"Education is one of the most important challenging and rewarding careers everything rolled into one. "
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Esl children (non english as first language ) and food therapy
The good things
The good things If you are passionate about children and feel that you have what it takes to guide them to reach their full potential and giving them your very best in all that you do then the educa...
The challenges
No two days are the same you are dealing with people and all that that entails. You deal with different behaviours, emotions and developmental issues which in itself can be stressful. In all good or...
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Jun 2021
Being a Teacher's Aide is an eye opening job that gives you a renewed appreciation for how the mind of a child works
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Social Science
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Unemployed
The good things
Being a Teacher's Aide is exciting and mind opening but its a bit challenging when dealing with the students as well as their parents. When you work with children, its always exciting to see and unde...
The challenges
Dealing with parents was a challenge especially relating to giving them homework; reading work and work that required help from their parents. They mostly had difficulty understanding what needed to ...
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