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422111 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker


Assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their education, provides feedback to parents or guardians and teachers about students' progress, and liaises with educational bodies, government agencies and committees.

Skill Level



    • Aboriginal Education Worker Coordinator
    • Aboriginal Home-School Liaison Officer

Skills Assessment Authority


No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4221 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

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.

Occupations in this Group

    • 422111 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
    • 422112 Integration Aide
    • 422113 Kaiawhina Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Assistant)
    • 422114 Kaiawhina Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium School Assistant)
    • 422115 Preschool Aide
    • 422116 Teachers' Aide





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