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03 May 2021

BECOME A TEACHER’S AIDE IN THREE STEPS


BECOME A TEACHER’S AIDE IN THREE STEPS

Are you passionate about teaching?  Do you wish to be a part of the education workforce of Australia? Have you ever wanted to be a teacher’s aide? If so, then by all means you are stepping in the right direction. A teacher aide’s assists a headteacher with all non-teaching duties both inside and outside the classroom, providing supervision and care for students of all ages. They are also referred to as teaching assistant, education aide and integration aide.

The Teacher’s aide role is one of the most popular and in-demand careers for Australians who aspire for a career in education. Still confused of exactly how to go about being a teacher’s aide? It’s time now to brush up your knowledge about the industry, career prospects and training pathways to get there. Navigate below three  steps which would clear all you doubts and give you a clear picture to become a teacher’s aide.

1.    GET THE QUALIFICATION

Study an education support qualification in order to learn the necessary teaching strategies, behaviour management techniques, support strategies for students with disability or disorders and ways to assist the teacher with operational tasks. Step Into Training Services (SITS) offers nationally recognised  CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support. This vocational course delivered in Queensland comprises of a total of 17 units of competency (12 core units and 5 elective units) which takes about 12 months to complete.

Certificate IV in Education Support  is designed to provide you with the essential skillset and knowledge to work collaboratively with teachers and students in school and community settings. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to provide a stimulating, safe and meaningful environment as a teacher’s aide. You will also be qualified to work as a Language or Literacy worker, helping children to read or write.

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT

Gaining workplace experience in the vocational placement is essential. Work placement is hands-on practical experience ay a formally recognised and approved education provider. As a part of the teacher’s aide course it allows you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice in a safe environment.

APPLY AS TEACHER’S AIDE

 In Australia teacher’s aide are currently in-demand. 90 percent of workers are female. Queensland has a larger share of workers than any part of Australia. The projected job growth for teacher’s aide profession is expected to be 21.1 percent in the next five years. The most common annual salary in Australia for a teacher’s aide is between $55,000 and $65,000.* If you possess the necessary skills and traits to become a teacher’s aide, you should contemplate and unfold your educational career in the right manner with a Certificate IV in Education Support.

Teacher’s aides are vital to the Australian education system as these people are the support system of our teachers and children who need special care and attention along their educational journey. It’s a highly rewarding and appreciated role. Join us at SITS and become a part of a career journey that is enriching, fulfilling and challenging.

 

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