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4221 Education Aides

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Education Aides perform non-teaching duties to assist teaching staff in schools, provide care and supervision for children in preschools, and provide assistance to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori students and their teachers.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Teachers' Aide in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • 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
  • providing home-school liaison and counselling for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori students and their families

Occupations:

  • 422111 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • 422112 Integration Aide
  • 422113 Kaiāwhina Kohanga Reo (Māori Language Nest Assistant)
  • 422114 Kaiāwhina Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium School Assistant)
  • 422115 Preschool Aide
  • 422116 Teachers' Aide

422111 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker

Assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their education, provides feedback to parents or guardians and teachers about students' progress, and liaises with educational bodies, government agencies and committees.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Aboriginal Education Worker Coordinator
  • Aboriginal Home-School Liaison Officer

422112 Integration Aide

Assists children with developmental disabilities in mainstream schools.

Skill Level: 4

422113 Kaiāwhina Kohanga Reo (Māori Language Nest Assistant)

Assists Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Māori Language Nest Teachers) with teaching duties and activities in the Māori language for children at pre-primary or early childhood level with emphasis given to Tikanga Māori (Māori custom).

Skill Level: 4

422114 Kaiāwhina Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium School Assistant)

Assists Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori-medium Primary School Teachers) with teaching duties and activities in the Māori language for children at primary school level with emphasis given to Tikanga Māori (Māori custom).

Skill Level: 4

422115 Preschool Aide

Provides care and supervision for children at preschool centres under the direction of Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisation:

  • Kindergarten Assistant

422116 Teachers' Aide

Assists teaching staff in preparing teaching materials and with general classroom tasks.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia
  • 3 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • School Services Officer
  • Student Liaison Officer
  • Teachers' Assistant