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When you complete a teacher’s aide course, you open you up to a career that’s about as rewarding as it gets. Involved with the exciting dynamic of the classroom, you get to support teachers and shape young minds. So, clearly, it’s an exceptionally rewarding role from a job satisfaction standpoint, but how rewarding is it from a financial perspective?

Well, that’s an answer we’ll be giving you shortly, but let’s first take a closer look at the kind of responsibilities and tasks you’ll be facing when working in this one-of-a-kind position. 

The Day to Day of Being A Teaching Assistant

Your teacher's aide short course will teach you many things, such as the skills you’ll need to fulfil your primary responsibilities. On a day-to-day basis, these responsibilities will typically include:

  • Supervising students in lessons,  during playtime and in the hallways
  • Assisting in the preparation of lesson materials
  • Dealing with safety and behavioural issues
  • Helping with class admin, e.g. grading, attendance etc

You’ll basically be there to ensure that lessons go smoothly and that the learning provided by the teacher is supported fully. While following the teacher’s lesson plan, you will also be asked to provide assistance and supervision to individual children and in small groups.

So, What’s the Pay Like?

Okay, now we come to the part that you started reading this blog for - the annual pay rates! Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that the pay on offer is not too shabby at all. Depending on the experience you have, you can expect to be paid anywhere from $18 to $28 per hour, which roughly translates to an annual salary range of $32,000 to $57,000. 

So, as we can see, your teacher’s aide course qualification is something that really does come with a good financial incentive. Sure, it’s not why most people consider joining the profession, but it is nice to know that your work is well rewarded. The great news is that training for this kind of work is easier and more convenient than it’s ever been!

Get the Skills You Need On Your Terms

Studying online with a CPD-approved teacher’s aide course is the most stress-free and flexible way you can use to get the professional skills you need. For instance, our Teachers Aide Course Bundle is video-based and delivered in bite-sized modules that can be taken when you have a spare five minutes during the day. That means you can fit your learning around your existing obligations.

If you want to know more about this or any of the online training we offer at OCA, simply visit us online at, where you’ll also see that each course comes with one on one tutor support and flexible payment options to spread the cost out. Alternatively, should you need any guidance before signing up for your teacher’s aide course, just call us on 1300 611 404 today and we’ll do our utmost to assist! Enquire about the OCA teacher's aide course today!

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