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Certificate of Education Support - Integration Aide / Teacher Aide

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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.

Cost

2016
  • $1,090 full fee
  • $999 concession fee for healthcare card holders.

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).

Dates and venues 2016

Location Duration Dates
Clayton 8 Consecutive days
9am – 3.30pm
January 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
Broadmeadows 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 12, 19
April 16, 23
Frankston 4 Mondays and 4 Wednesdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
March 2
Werribee 8 Wednesdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 10, 17, 24
March 2, 9, 23
April 13, 20
Caulfield 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 13, 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19
April 16, 23
Caroline Springs 8 Tuesdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 16, 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 12, 19
Doncaster 8 Thursdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 18, 25
March 3, 10, 17, 24
April 14, 21
Berwick 4 Fridays and
4 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 19, 20, 26, 27 
March 11, 12, 18, 19
Ringwood 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
February 27
March 5, 12, 19
April 9, 16, 23, 30
Sale 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
March 12, 19, 26
April 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14
Clayton 4 Tuesdays and 4 Thursdays
9am – 3.30pm
March 15, 17, 22, 24,
April 12, 14, 19, 21
Northcote 8 consecutive days
9am – 3.30pm
March 29, 30, 31
April 1, 5, 6, 7, 8
Berwick 8 Tuesdays and 8 Thursdays
5:30pm – 8.30pm
May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23
Caulfield 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
Frankston 3 Mondays and 5 Wednesdays
9am – 3.30pm
May 25, 30
June 1, 6, 8, 15, 20, 22
Mill Park4 Thursdays and 4 Fridays
9am – 3.30pm
May 26, 27
June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Clayton 8 consecutive days
9am – 3.30pm
June 28, 29, 30
July 1, 4, 5, 6, 7
Geelong 8 Saturdays
9am – 3.30pm
October 15, 22, 29,
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3

Application form

To register for this course, please download and complete:

2016
2016 Application form (pdf) or 2016 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.

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