ANZSCO 4221

Education Aides

EMPLOYED

130,200

PART-TIME SHARE

70%

FEMALE SHARE

87%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,098

MEDIAN AGE

45

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

9,600

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.

  • 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
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Education Aides All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 30% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 39 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,098 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $30 $43

    Industries

    Education Aides work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    23.1%

    Victoria

    24.6%

    Queensland

    23.6%

    South Australia

    7.4%

    Tasmania

    2.7%

    Northern Territory

    1.5%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.5%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Education Aides All Occupations
    Median age 45 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 87% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Education Aides
    15–19 5.2 2.5
    20–24 9.1 8.4
    25–34 22.7 12.4
    35–44 22.3 22.0
    45–54 20.4 30.6
    55–59 8.8 12.2
    60–64 6.5 8.2
    65 and Over 4.9 3.7

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Education Aides
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 6.9
    Bachelor degree 23.2 13.0
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 15.1
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 36.3
    Year 12 15.9 14.2
    Year 11 4.0 2.9
    Year 10 and below 9.7 5.9
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