Integration Aides assist children with developmental disabilities in mainstream schools.

    You usually need a certificate III or IV in education support to work as an Integration Aide. Traineeships may be available.

    Tasks

    • Demonstrates, supervises and participates in activities which enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool 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.

    All Education Aides

    • $1,094 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Integration Aides

    • 19,000 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 21% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 39 hours Average full-time
    • 47 years Average age
    • 93% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Integration Aides (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 13,900 in 2011 to 19,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Location: Integration Aides work in many parts of Australia. Victoria and Western Australia have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in the Education and Training industry.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (21%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 39 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (62%).
    • Gender: 93% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Education and Training97.2
    Health Care and Social Assistance1.1
    Public Administration and Safety1.0
    Administrative and Support Services0.2
    Other Industries0.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateIntegration AidesAll Jobs Average
    NSW19.531.6
    VIC34.825.6
    QLD15.120.0
    SA5.47.0
    WA20.510.8
    TAS2.02.0
    NT1.31.0
    ACT1.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketIntegration AidesAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.2-5.05.0
    20-245.0-9.39.3
    25-349.0-22.922.9
    35-4423.3-22.022.0
    45-5437.3-21.621.6
    55-5914.5-9.09.0
    60-647.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. 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.
    Type of QualificationIntegration AidesAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate5.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree10.7-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma16.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV39.3-21.121.1
    Year 1214.1-18.118.1
    Year 115.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below9.1-12.512.5

    You usually need a certificate III or IV in education support to work as an Integration Aide. Traineeships may be available.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • driver's licence
    • national police check
    • working with children check

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    Employers look for Education Aides who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well as part of a team and are motivated.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and training

      71% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. English language

      67% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Psychology

      63% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    4. Customer and personal service

      61% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. Clerical

      59% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      99% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Contact with people

      98% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      97% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Teamwork

      95% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    5. Unstructured work

      90% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-2052.00 - Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School.

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