High quality, inclusive education requires high quality support in the classroom.
Education Support staff work alongside teachers to nurture and develop student learning, creating a fun, engaging and effective learning hub that’s inclusive for all students.
If you’re passionate about education and making a positive difference in the lives of young people, Education Support could be the perfect career for you.
We speak with Certificate IV in Education Support Program Manager, Robyn Blaikie, on the top four reasons to work in Education.
1. You’ll get to champion inclusive education for all young people
As an Education Support worker, you’ll be part of a team responsible for creating a classroom environment that promotes inclusive education.
Through collaboration with other educators, you’ll ensure the individual learning needs of all children and young people are met and realised.
You’ll create a classroom environment where students with additional needs and those without are able to learn together.
2. You can make a real impact on someone’s life
Education Support workers are an essential part of an education team.
You will work closely with students, guiding them to realise their true potential.
Every day you will experience magic in the classroom, witnessing the “light bulb moment” when a child or young person overcomes a challenge and achieves something they never thought possible.
3. You’ll work in a dynamic environment
The classroom is a dynamic working environment where you’ll become adept at multitasking and taking initiative.
Education Support staff work across the curriculum, across learning levels, subject areas and student age ranges which means no two days will be the same.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with other educators who are passionate, and your enthusiasm and energy is appreciated by staff and students.
Express your creativity and work closely with teachers to make the classroom an effective learning hub for all students where learning is maximised in all activities.
4. Get a taste for teaching
As an education worker, you’ll be a part of the dynamic world of teaching.
Working in the classroom will give you the opportunity to understand the teaching profession and consider if it’s right for you.
With your RMIT Certificate IV in Education Support qualification you have opportunities to commence your career in Education Support right away, or alternatively, follow a pathway into a Bachelor of Education.
Education Support is a rewarding, fun and dynamic role where you make a tangible impact on the lives of young people.
Story: Courtney Johnson