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Employment Outlook

Teacher Aide

A Teache Aide will work alongside the teacher, making sure everything runs smoothly, but also working closely with the children to make sure they have the support they need during each of their activities.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 71,700 people are currently employed as Teacher Aides in Australia. This is set to increase to 92,600 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

28.3% of all Teacher Aides are employed in QLD. The area with the lowest number of Teacher Aides is ACT, with only 0.9%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 8% of Teacher Aides being male and 92% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Teacher Aides is 45-54 years old, with 30.8%. A small percentage (6.2%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Teacher Aides, with 8.2% aged 25-34.

Hours Worked

Teacher Aides work an average of 37.6 hours a week which is 3.3 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Teacher Aides have a Certificate III/IV qualification (36.8%) or are at a Years 11 & 10 level (20.3%). 64.6% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 35.4% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Teacher Aide Duties & Tasks

  • Assist in the planning of student activities
  • Help teacher with marking, tests and other reports
  • Work closely with students individually or as a small group to work through projects
  • Administrative tasks



*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.