Australian Teacher Aide of the Year

Recognise a teacher aide who is making a significant difference at your school by nominating them for the Australian Teacher Aide of the Year Award.

2018 Australian Teacher Aide of the Year 

Lyn Corradi - Clare State School, QLD

The Australian Teacher Aide of the Year Award is open to teacher aides employed in any Australian school. This national award provides schools with a unique opportunity to recognise a teacher aide who is making a valuable contribution to the education and wellbeing of students.

In Australian schools, teacher aides are known by many titles, including learning support officer, education assistant, paraprofessional educator, teaching assistant and more. The role of teacher aides is diverse and often complex. Teacher aides work across many curriculum areas, from Prep to Year 12. They collaborate closely with teachers to enable children with a range of abilities, diverse cultures and dispositions, to reach their potential.

This is your opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding work of a teacher aide at your school by nominating them for the Australian Teacher Aide of the Year Award.

Award Categories

  • 2019 Australian Teacher Aide of the Year
  • State Finalists
  • Highly Commended  

The winner of the 2019 Australian Teacher Aide of the Year will receive:

  • an inscribed plaque
  • a personalised certificate
  • a twelve-month membership for the nominating school, sponsored by Australian Teacher Aide.

State Finalists will receive:

  • an inscribed plaque
  • a personalised certificate

Highly Commended nominations, and all other nominees will each receive a personalised certificate.

How to nominate a teacher aide 

Complete the online nomination form and attach your supporting documentation in pdf format.

  • Nominations open: Thursday 20 June 2019
  • Nomination close: Friday 2 August 2019
  • Finalists notified: Friday 30th August 2019
  • Winner notified: Thursday 5 September 2019

Details of all finalists will be published on the Australian Teacher Aide website, and through other media, during Australian Teacher Aide Appreciation Week.