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 is a useful summary of key aspects of your employment and a valuable resource for beginning teacher aides.
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.
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.
Your conditions of employment are derived from the
award and the current certified agreement ( departmental employees only) for your role.
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.
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.