Certificate of Education Support - Integration Aide / Teacher Aide

Supporting students with additional learning needs in primary, secondary and specialist settings.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to support students who have additional learning needs to access the curriculum.

Topics covered

  • Historical and current perspectives on educating students with additional learning needs
  • The roles, responsibilities and work conditions of Education Support Staff - Integration Aides/Teacher Aides and an understanding of the process of seeking and applying for employment in schools
  • Understanding individual learning styles
  • Working as part of a team with students, families and staff members
  • Understanding and supporting the learning needs of students with:
    • Intellectual disabilities
    • Learning disabilities
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Physical disabilities
    • Communication difficulties
    • Sensory impairment
    • Challenging behaviours
  • Teaching and Learning
    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
  • Engaging students in learning; Stages of Learning
  • Curriculum and the development of Individual Learning Plans.

Course length

Day classes are six hours per day over eight days (9am - 3.30pm).
Evening classes are two 3-hour sessions per week over eight weeks (5.30 - 8.30pm).

Cost

  • $1,145 full fee
  • $1,029 concession fee for healthcare card holders.

Dates and venues 2017

Location Duration Dates
Clayton 8 consecutive days
9am – 3.30pm
January 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19
Frankston 4 Mondays and
4 Wednesdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, March 1
Caroline Springs 8 Tuesdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 7, 14, 21, 28,
March 7, 14, 21, 28
Doncaster 8 Thursdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Broadmeadows 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1
Caulfield 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1
Berwick 4 Fridays and
4 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 17, 18, 24, 25,
March 3, 4, 10, 11
Werribee 8 Wednesdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 22,
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 19, 26
Ringwood 4 Fridays and
4 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 24, 25, March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Clayton 4 Tuesdays and
4 Thursdays
9am – 3.30pm
March 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Northcote 8 consecutive days
9am – 3.30pm
April 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13
Sale 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 17, 24
Berwick 8 Tuesdays and
8 Thursdays
5.30 – 8.30pm
May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30,
June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Caulfield 8 Saturdays
9.00 – 3.30pm
May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24
Frankston 4 Mondays and
4 Wednesdays
9am – 3.30pm
May 29, 31, June 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26
Mill Park 4 Thursdays and
4 Fridays
9am – 3.30pm
June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Clayton 8 consecutive days
9am – 3.30pm
July 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13
Geelong 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2

Application form

To register for this course, please download and complete:

Application form (pdf) or Application form (docx).

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, it is essential that you must possess a satisfactory level of English written and communication skills to complete the assessment tasks. We also expect you to have basic computer skills to support your learning.

You may choose to complete a one-day Studying and Writing for Certificate of Education Support Course first. This is a practical course to boost your skills and confidence if you are unfamiliar with studying in an Australian university setting.

Assessment

Assessment tasks consist of:

  • journal
  • class participation - minimum class attendance required (14 out of the 16 sessions)
  • two written assignments.

Recognition

On successful completion of the course, including university level assessment tasks, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

We recognise this certification to the value of six credit points (one unit) towards further study at undergraduate level. Please refer to our Assessment and credit options.

Completion of course

In special circumstances approved on a case by case basis with appropriate evidence, students can be granted 12 months from the course start date to defer the completion of the course.