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Employment Outlook

Learning Support Assistant

A Learning Support Assistant with help learners during sessions, to aid in developing their skills and reaching their personal goals.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 130,200 people are currently employed as Learning Support Assistants in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 152,900 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

34% of all Learning Support Assistants are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Learning Support Assistants is NT, with only 1.3%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 4.7% of Learning Support Assistants being male and 95.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Learning Support Assistants is 25-34 years old, with 25.2%. A small percentage (5.4%) of people get into this career path older, aged 55-59. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Learning Support Assistants, with 13.3% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Learning Support Assistants work an average of 37.3 hours a week which is 3.6 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Learning Support Assistants have a Certificate III/IV qualification (31.4%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (29.1%). 75.2% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 24.8% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Learning Support Assistant Duties & Tasks

  • Care for the attendees during the learning sessions
  • Assist in encouraging people to take part and interact within the sessions
  • Work with individuals and groups to assist in the learning process
  • Administration work



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.