Teacher aides

Teacher aides

​​Teacher aides support teachers and students across the range of services provided in a school. Teacher aides are not qualified nor employed to teach, but interact with students under the direct or indirect supervision of a qualified teacher.

You are required to undergo a Working with Children Check and hold a Blue Card to work in a school.

As a new teacher aide, you will receive a local induction, which will cover certain mandatory issues and be based on your specific role in your school.

The Induction handbook teacher aides (DoE​ employees only) is a useful summary of key aspects of your employment and a valuable resource for beginning teacher aides.

Role description

Your role as a teacher aide will vary according to your school structure. You will find detailed generic information in the relevant role description for your classification level.

Line manager

Depending on the size and structure of your school, your line manager could be your principal, deputy principal, teacher(s) or the business services manager.

Employment conditions

Your conditions of employment are derived from the award and the current certified agreement(DoE​ employees only) for your role.

Professional learning​​

Various opportunities for professional development are published on the Professional Development website. You will find current opportunities in the Professional Development Calendars under the year and month of interest.

Professional interactions

You may have friendly relationships with families that are part of the school community. However, it is important that you do not discuss students - their progress or behaviour - with anyone other than the students' teachers. Only teachers are allowed to discuss a student's educational progress with parents.

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Last updated
08 November 2019