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Teacher AideAlternative titles

Kaiāwhina Kaiako

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Teacher's Assistant
Special Education Assistant

Teacher aides support children's learning at school. They assist teachers in a classroom by working with students on a one-to-one basis, or in groups. Some teacher aides work in the school library or the ICT suite.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Teacher aides usually earn
$15-$23
per hour
Source: New Zealand Education Institute and Ministry of Education.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
13,727
Year 2011
14,737
Year 2010
13,123
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Good

Chances of getting a job as a teacher aide are good because vacancies come up reasonably often.


This job page includes information about:

Special Education Assistant

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Matt Benassi showing a student a maths problem on a whiteboard

Teacher aides may work alongside individual students or work with groups

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Updated 11 Feb 2014