Professional Certificate of Education Support

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.

Narelle Enno completed our eight day Certificate of Education Support and is now working as a classroom learning assistant.

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 for 2019

  • $1,255 full fee
  • $1,110 concession fee for pension and healthcare card holders

Fee includes all course materials.  Lunches not included.

Dates and venues for 2019

LocationDurationDates
Werribee
8 Wednesdays
9am – 3:30pm
July 24, 31,
August 7, 21, 28,
September 4, 11, 18
Broadmeadows 8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
July 27,
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
September 7, 14
Ringwood 8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
September 7, 14, 21
Frankston 8 Tuesday and
8 Thursday evenings
5.30pm – 8.30pm
August 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29,
September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19,
October 8, 10, 15, 17
Clayton4 Tuesdays and
4 Fridays
9am - 3.30pm
August 20, 23, 27, 30,
September 3, 6, 10, 13
Pakenham4 Wednesdays and 4 Fridays
9am - 3.30pm
August 21, 23, 28, 30,
September 4, 6, 11, 13
Caroline Springs 4 Tuesdays and
4 Thursdays
9am – 3:30pm
August 27, 29,
September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19
Northcote8 consecutive days
9am - 3.30pm
September 23, 24, 25, 26, 30,
October 1, 2, 3
Shepparton8 days over two weeks
9am - 3.30pm
October 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
Ballarat8 Tuesdays
9am – 3:30pm
October 8, 15, 22, 29,
November 5, 12, 19, 26
Geelong 8 Saturdays
9am – 3:30pm
October 12, 19, 26,
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Caulfield8 Saturdays
9am - 3.30pm
October 19, 26,
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
December 7
Frankston4 Mondays and
4 Wednesdays
9am - 3.30pm
October 28, 30,
November 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
Mill Park4 Thursdays and
4 Fridays
9am – 3:30pm
November 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Narre Warren4 Fridays and
4 Saturdays
9am - 3.30pm
November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

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.

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.