How to become a Education Aide

Education aides assist teachers with the supervision and support of students and the delivery of learning programmes. They also provide support and assistance to students with special needs, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities, or behavioural issues.

Personal requirements of a Education Aide

  • Good communication skills
  • Patient in dealing with people
  • Mature and sensible
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Enjoy helping children learn
  • Able to accept direction and supervision

Education & Training for a Education Aide

You can work as an education aide without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification. Some courses provide training in specific education areas such as science, food or information technology. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.




Additional Information
Before undertaking practical placements required by courses, students will need to obtain a Working with Children Check. A National Police Certificate may also be required. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information.
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