Teachers' Aide

Assists teaching staff in preparing teaching materials and with general classroom tasks.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $35,595
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 10,700

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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Education Support
Certificate IV in Education Support
Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation