Certificate of Education Support - Integration Aide / Teacher Aide

Short courses enquiries

edu-shortcourses@monash.edu

Juliette Coloca
+61 3 9905 2700

Karen McDonnell
+61 3 9905 2911

“I undertook this course to give me a deeper understanding of working with students with any kind of disability, with a hope to gain employment as an Integration Aide at completion. The course was fantastic, and to top it off I have gained employment as an Integration Aide before the end of the course. Highly recommend it to anyone considering this as a course and job.”

Jo Turner

“I found this course to be informative and professionally delivered. The presenters provided a wealth of experience and insights into the job of an Integration Aide. I feel totally committed and motivated to seeking work in this area.”

Karen Woods

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

  • $1,050 full fee
  • $970 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 2015, Semester 1

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

Application form

To register for this course, please download and complete:

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.