EDUCATION AIDES – UNIT GROUP 4221

General Description

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

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3、4

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

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

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • 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.

 

Task Information

  • 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 in this group:

(1)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.

Specialisations: Aboriginal Education Worker Coordinator、Aboriginal Home-School Liaison Officer

(2)422112 INTEGRATION AIDE
Assists children with developmental disabilities in mainstream schools.

(3)422113 KAIAWHINA KOHANGA REO (MAORI LANGUAGE NEST ASSISTANT)
Assists Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Teachers) with teaching duties and activities in the Maori language for children at pre-primary or early childhood level with emphasis given to Tikanga Maori (Maori custom).

(4)422114 KAIAWHINA KURA KAUPAPA MAORI (MAORI-MEDIUM SCHOOL ASSISTANT)
Assists Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Teachers) with teaching duties and activities in the Maori language for children at primary school level with emphasis given to Tikanga Maori (Maori custom).

(5)422115 PRESCHOOL AIDE
Provides care and supervision for children at preschool centres under the direction of Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers.

Specialisation: Kindergarten Assistant

(6)422116 TEACHERS’ AIDE
Assists teaching staff in preparing teaching materials and with general classroom tasks.

Specialisations: School Services Officer、Student Liaison Officer、Teachers’ Assistant

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