There’s no doubting the allure of working as a teacher’s aide, as it’s a role that offers job satisfaction in abundance. This is illustrated by the fact that our teacher’s aide course options are always popular with our customers across Australia. Let’s face it, the appeal of seeing all those young, smiling faces each weekday morning is difficult to resist for most of us.
Helping young people develop into adults is about as rewarding a profession there is, but what of the role itself? Is it one with a bright future? Well, that’s something you learn by reading on. First, we’ll take a brief look at what a teacher’s aide (a.k.a. teaching assistant) job entails.
The Main Responsibilities of Teacher’s Aides
After completing your teacher’s aide course, you’ll work alongside the main class teacher, supporting them in a number of ways. On any given day, your main responsibilities will include:
- Supporting students during lesson time, either individually or in groups
- Ensuring that all class rules are followed
- Helping with record keeping, such as grading and attendance tracking
- Supervising children throughout the day in class, at lunch and at play
- Preparing lesson materials
You will likely also get to go along with the kids in your care on field trips, help them prepare and rehearse for class productions and much more besides. You’ll likely find that no two days are ever the same.
So, What Does the Future Look Like?
The good news for anyone successfully completing a teacher’s aide course is that the demand for these skills is strong and looks set to continue for years to come. 5 years ago, there were 1.3 million teaching assistants in Australia and this has risen by some 50,000 from that time to this. This trend is showing no signs of slowing down either.
This is due primarily to the growth of the industry, with an increasing population of children coming through Australia’s education system. Not forgetting, of course, that those leaving the profession will also need to be replaced. So, the opportunities are certainly there for those with the will to take advantage of them.
Take Your Teacher’s Aide Course Training With OCA
So, if you feel like taking advantage of this huge demand for teaching assistant skills, there is no better way to get the knowledge you need than with a CPD-approved teacher’s aide course from OCA. Our video-based training is not only engaging but also easily digested in bite-sized modules as can be seen in our Teachers Aide Course Bundle that represents fantastic value.
If you’d like to know more about this or any of the online training that covers a wide range of industries and sectors, visit us today at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. Alternatively, should you wish to speak to us directly about anything we’ve spoken about here or your own particular training needs, give us a call on 1300 611 404 and we’ll do our very best to help.