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Becoming a Teachers' Aide
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Becoming a Teachers' Aide

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Assists teaching staff in preparing teaching materials and with general classroom tasks.
Training time 0.5 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,102
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 17,600

What does a Teachers' Aide do?

  • 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


  • School Services Officer
  • Student Liaison Officer
  • Teachers' Assistant

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