Want to contribute to the education of young people? Education support roles such as Teacher’s Aides and Education Assistants are in high demand! With these Education Support courses, you can get all the skills and knowledge needed so you can support and assist learning in the classroom.
Most education support course graduates pursue employment as educational aides, in either an early childhood, primary school or secondary school classroom setting. As an educational support worker, your tasks will vary depending on your setting, but you may be expected to perform work like:
Graduates of educational support courses usually pursue employment in schools, and may work as a:
You’ll thrive working in educational support if you:
According to the Australia Government’s Job Outlook, employment for education support workers has been growing steadily for the past decade and is likely to grow very strongly over the next five years. Job Outlook notes the industry is large, with approximately 87,000 people employed in education support roles, and an estimated 50,000 new roles opening before 2020 – indicating the profession is available in all areas of Australia. Job Outlook also notes a very small proportion of the sector – approximately 21 per cent – is employed full-time.
An education support worker can expect to earn between $23,000 and $50,000 per year, with an average salary of $44,000, according to PayScale. A positive relationship exists between experience and salary in secondary education, with education support workers with between 10 and 15 years’ experience earning the highest wages, but the correlation isn’t dramatic and entry-level workers can expect to earn competitive salaries, averaging approximately $40,00 per year, according to PayScale.
While no body exists specifically for educational support workers, workers can expect to be included in state and national bodies for members of the teaching profession. National bodies include the:
As teaching is legislated and organised at the state level, each state has its own professional teachers’ committee to advocate for its members’ interests: