Teacher Aide Resume Writing – 5 Points To Remember

by | Oct 3, 2023 | Writing Advice

A teacher aide plays an important role in the education system. They provide support to teachers in the classroom, helping to create a positive and effective learning environment for students. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a teacher aide, it is important to have a strong resume that highlights your skills and experience.

In this blog post, we will provide tips and advice on how to create a standout teacher’s aide resume.

This post is relevant to people applying for teacher’s aide jobs in both Victoria and Queensland.

If you are applying in other Australian states, the requirements may differ (check out how to write your WA Education Assistant application here). In Victoria, you will need to submit your resume, along with a brief cover letter and detailed responses to the selection criteria. Note your resume and cover letter need to be combined in one document (view our templates).

1. When creating a resume for teacher’s aide positions, highlight relevant skills, qualifications and experience.

This may include experience working (or volunteering) with children, knowledge of educational practices and principles, and strong communication and interpersonal skills. You should also highlight any relevant qualifications or certifications, such as a Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

2. Keep it clear and concise.

Use bullet points to highlight your skills and experience, and make sure to include relevant keywords and phrases that will catch the attention of potential employers. You should also include a professional summary or objective statement at the top of your resume, which highlights your skills and experience and explains why you are a good fit for the role.

3. Include information on your education, qualifications and work experience.

Your teacher aide resume should be 2-4 pages and should include a comprehensive history of your education, qualifications and work experience. You should ensure your resume is targeted to the role you are applying for. This means including information that is relevant to that position only. Do not include reference to your family/ marital status, age/date of birth etc.

4. Use a professional teacher aide resume template.

Would you like access to a fully formatted teacher aide resume and cover letter template? This template has been designed for Victorian government teacher aide roles. It includes the resume and cover letter combined in one document, as required by these positions.

5. Include relevant sections.

Usually, your teacher aide resume should include the following sections, in this order:

Contact Details

Full legal name

Email address

Phone number

LinkedIn profile URL if you have one

Profile/ Career Objective

Include a few sentences outlining your career goals and professional strengths. Remember to keep it relevant to the role you are applying for.

Education

Full titles of relevant qualifications (e.g., Certificate IV in School Based Education Support), the educational facility you obtained the qualification from and the year you obtained it.

Placements

Details of any placements you completed as part of this education.

Employment History

Use reverse chronological order i.e., your most recent experience goes first.

Provide full details of your previous job titles, organisations, dates you worked there (e.g., Jan 2020 – July 2022), your duties and any key achievements.

Community Engagement/ Interests

Include details of any relevant volunteer work, inclusive of dates you worked there and your main duties.

Note: If your volunteer work is more relevant to the role you are applying for than your paid employment history, you may consider including this section above Employment History.

Referees

Include at least two referees with knowledge of your abilities in the education setting.

Consider using placement supervisors if needed. Make sure you include their full contact details, including their full name, job title, school/ organisation, phone number and – if possible – email address.

Teacher Aide Resume Example

EVELYN EXAMPLE

Teacher Aide

PH: 0400 000 000 | E: evelyn@email.com

A: 41 Example Street, Example

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/Evelyn-Example

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

I am a highly motivated, enthusiastic teacher aide. I enjoy working with students with diverse backgrounds and assisting them to fulfil their potential…:

EDUCATION

E.g. Certificate IV in School Based Education Support Bachelor of Education (Primary) | ABC Training College | 2022

PLACEMENTS

August 2023 (2 weeks)

Key Achievements:

E.g. Worked with a student with an intellectual disability, adjusted lessons to meet the needs of this student and ensure he could understand what was required.

Achievement 2 etc. Aim for at least 2 achievements for recent roles.

Feedback:

Use positive feedback from placement reports where relevant.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

November 2016 – Current

Executive Assistant | ABC Organisation

Key Achievements:

Supported the implementation of ABC Organisation’s training and development plan. Worked closely with executives to determine requirements and implement this project as planned.

Achievement 2 etc.

Duties:

Provide administrative support to a senior executive.

Duty 2 etc.

November 2014 – October 2016

JOB TITLE | Organisation

Key Achievements:

  • Achievement 1.
  • Achievement 2 etc.

Duties:

  • Duty 1.
  • Duty 2 etc.

November 2010 – October 2014

JOB TITLE | Organisation

Key Achievements:

  • Achievement 1.
  • Achievement 2 etc.

Duties:

  • Duty 1.
  • Duty 2 etc.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/ INTERESTS

Parent Volunteer at ABC Primary School, assisting with classroom activities, excursions and fundraisers as required.

REFEREES

Sally Jones | Principal | ABC Primary School | Email | Phone

Name | Job Title | Organisation | Email address | Phone number

A strong teacher aide resume is essential if you are looking to pursue a career in education. By highlighting your skills and experience, and tailoring your resume to the specific job you are applying for, you can create a standout resume that will catch the attention of potential employers. If you require additional assistance, please contact our teacher aide resume writers.

Nicole Wren

Nicole Wren

Senior Writer

Nicole is the principal resume writer at Resumes to Impress. Nicole loves writing and sharing her knowledge about all things job hunting and career guidance.

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