Working with Primary School Aged Students with Autism

For teacher aides working with primary school aged students with autism in a school setting; this course develops skills and strategies to fulfil your role based on a sound knowledge of the features of autism that impact on student learning.

Topics covered

  • Definitions and characteristics of autism
  • Impact on families
  • The child with autism in the classroom
  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Understanding and addressing behavioural difficulties
  • Working to develop positive strategies
  • Behavioural Intervention Framework.

Course length

Evening class of three hours per week over three weeks.


Cost for 2019: $350 (GST free)

Dates and venues

8, 15 and 22 May 2019  (3 x Wednesdays)
5.30 - 8.30pm
Clayton campus

16, 23 and 30 October 2019  (3 x Wednesdays)
5.30 - 8.30pm
Clayton campus


This course has no prerequisites; however, it is most relevant for people working with students with autism.


  • Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course
  • Class participation / minimum class attendance is required.


The Faculty of Education, Monash University will issue you with a Certificate of Completion.