Becoming a Teacher Aide

So you want to become a teacher aide!

Before you put time, money and energy into becoming a teacher aide, here is some information to help you make this important career decision:

  • Teacher aide jobs are in high demand, as the hours and holidays are very attractive
  • Staff turnover is low, as teacher aides tend to stay in their jobs for a long time
  • Weekly earnings are significantly below the national average, and about half of the workforce are employed part-time
  • Currently you do not require a qualification to become a teacher aide, which means it is possible to gain employment before starting any studies, however most employers prefer that you have an Education Support qualification
  • Volunteering is a great way to get your foot in the door in a competitive job market
  • To become successful as a teacher aide, you need a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of children and young people

Use the links below to find out more about the role of teacher aides in schools:

Resource Centre

 

Professional Development:

Learn more about the knowledge and skills teacher aides require, to support students in subject areas such as literacy, numeracy, behaviour and disability

Events:

Participate in live web events and hear about the real experiences of teacher aides first hand

MyPLC:

Join MyPLC, our professional learning community for teacher aides, where members can share ideas, job opportunities and post stories.