422115 Preschool Aide

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
422115
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Preschool Aide
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

422115 PRESCHOOL AIDE

Provides care and supervision for children at preschool centres under the direction of Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisation:
Kindergarten Assistant

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

4221 Education Aides

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4221
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Education Aides
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

4221 EDUCATION AIDES

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.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
466.20
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
541.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
534.60