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
    • English
    • Mathematics
  • 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

2017

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

2018

  • $1,199 full fee
  • $1,060 concession fee for healthcare card holders

Dates and venues 2017

Location Duration Dates
Frankston 4 Mondays and
4 Wednesdays
9am - 3:30pm
October 30,
November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Clayton 4 Tuesdays and
4 Thursday
9am - 3:30pm
October 31,
November 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28
Mill Park 4 Thursdays and
4 Fridays
9am – 3:30pm
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Berwick 5 Fridays and
3 Saturdays 
9am - 3:30pm
November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Dates and venues 2018

Location Duration Dates
Clayton 8 consecutive days
9am – 3:30pm
January 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18
Frankston3 Mondays,
3 Wednesdays and
2 Fridays
9am – 3:30pm
February 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
Caroline Springs8 Tuesdays
9am – 3:30pm
February 6, 13, 20, 27,
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Werribee8 Wednesdays
9am – 3:30pm
February 7, 14, 21, 28,
March 7, 14, 21,
April 18
Doncaster8 Thursdays
9am – 3:30pm
February 15, 22,
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
April 19
Berwick4 Fridays and
4 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
February 16, 17, 23, 24,
March 2, 3, 9, 16
Broadmeadows8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
February 17, 24,
March 3, 10, 17, 24,
April 21, 28
Caulfield8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
February 17, 24,
March 3, 10, 17, 24,
April 21, 28
Ringwood8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
February 24,
March 3, 17, 24,
April 21, 28,
May 5, 12
Clayton4 Tuesdays and
4 Thursdays
9am – 3:30pm
March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
Northcote8 consecutive days
9am – 3:30pm
April 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12
Sale8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
April 21, 28,
May 5, 12, 19,
June 2, 16, 23
Berwick8 Tuesday and
8 Thursday evenings
5:30pm – 8:30pm
May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31,
June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
Caulfield8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
May 5, 12, 19, 26,
June 2, 9, 16, 23
Frankston4 Mondays and
4 Wednesdays
9am – 3:30pm
May 28, 30,
June 4, 6, 13, 18, 20, 25
Mill Park4 Thursdays and
4 Fridays
9am – 3:30pm
May 31,
June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
Clayton8 consecutive days
9am – 3:30pm
July 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12

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.