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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


Teacher aides usually earn
per hour
Source: New Zealand Educational Institute and Ministry of Education.

How many people are doing this job?

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

Job opportunities


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 4 Dec 2014