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Kindergarten Assistant

Find out how to become a kindergarten assistant in education services. Get information on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an Kindergarten Assistant is $39,700 - 60,300 annually


A kindergarten assistant ensures things run smoothly in the classroom by performing generic administrative tasks, supervising children, preparing play and learning areas and enhancing childhood development. This sector is poised for growth over the next 5 years due to a baby boom and a related demand for such services.

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Key skills

A kindergarten assistant performs generic clerical duties and helps the teacher look after the children under their care.

  • A caring, friendly and engaging personality
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Physically fit to be able to look after children
  • Ability to make quick decisions and communicate well
  • Working with Children Check and First Aid Certificate

Quick facts

Kindergarten assistants provide care and supervision for children in preschools. 88.4% of workers are female. The sector will grow strongly over the next five years from 92,800 jobs in 2017 to 114,700 by 2022.

  • Average Hours Worked
    35.1 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Education and training; public administration and safety; and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    35.7% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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