ANZSCO 422115

Preschool Aides

EMPLOYED

3,100

PART-TIME SHARE

74%

FEMALE SHARE

98%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

46

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Preschool Aides provide care and supervision for children at preschool centres under the direction of Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers.

  • Demonstrates, supervises and participates in activities which enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and pre-school centres
  • Prepares indoor and outdoor areas for learning and recreational activities
  • Assists children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies
  • Assists children individually to learn social skills
  • Assists with preparing teaching aids, and copying and collating written and printed material
  • Distributes and collects lesson materials
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Preschool Aides All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 20% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 38 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Preschool Aides work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    11.3%

    Victoria

    42.7%

    Queensland

    13.1%

    South Australia

    4.9%

    Tasmania

    0.6%

    Northern Territory

    1.9%

    Australian Capital Territory

    4.4%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Preschool Aides All Occupations
    Median age 46 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 98% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Preschool Aides
    15–19 5.2 1.9
    20–24 9.1 5.5
    25–34 22.7 11.8
    35–44 22.3 24.5
    45–54 20.4 32.2
    55–59 8.8 12.7
    60–64 6.5 8.0
    65 and Over 4.9 3.2

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Preschool Aides
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 13.8
    Bachelor degree 23.2 12.3
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 25.7
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 32.4
    Year 12 15.9 6.8
    Year 11 4.0 1.8
    Year 10 and below 9.7 2.4
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