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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker

Help & advice

Assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their education, provides feedback to parents or guardians and teachers about students' progress, and liaises with educational bodies, government agencies and committees.

Tasks Include:

  • demonstrating, supervising and participating in activities which enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool centres
  • preparing indoor and outdoor areas for learning and recreational activities
  • assisting children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies
  • assisting children individually to learn social skills
  • assisting with preparing teaching aids, and copying and collating written and printed material
  • distributing and collecting lesson material
  • providing assistance to small groups of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori students
  • Aboriginal Education Worker Coordinator
  • Aboriginal Home-School Liaison Officer
Job prospects for Education Aides in Victoria

Occupations in the Education Aides group include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker, Integration Aide, Kaiawhina Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Assistant), Kaiawhina Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium School Assistant), Preschool Aide and Teachers' Aide.

Employment prospects
There are currently 17,600 Education Aides in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage

Hourly earnings

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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