Teacher aides provide valuable teaching and learning support in Queensland state schools. They work closely with teachers, developing and obtaining resources, setting up and operating equipment, undertaking administrative duties, supervising students and participating in teaching activities under the direction of a teacher.
By providing a wide range of support to students, teacher aides gain an unparalleled insight into what it's like to be a teacher and may wish to do further study to become a teacher.
Teacher aide qualifications
To be a Teacher aide in Queensland state schools, it is advantageous to have one of the following qualifications:
- CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
- CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
- CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support
These qualifications are endorsed for education support workers throughout Australia, are updated regularly and are recognised nationally.
Upgrading your teacher aide qualification to become a teacher
The Certificate IV and Diploma of Education Support courses offered by
TAFE Queensland provide a pathway to study a Bachelor of Education. In many cases, this can be up to a full year of credit towards your degree at one of TAFE's partner universities, including Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Southern Queensland and The University of Queensland (UQ). For details, enquire directly with TAFE Queensland.