Certificate of Education Support - Integration Aide / Teacher Aide

Short courses enquiries

Juliette Coloca
+61 3 9905 2700

Karen McDonnell
+61 3 9905 2911

Application form

The application form can be opened as a pdf or docx.

“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

  • $999 full fee
  • $919 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 2014

Berwick

(Day - 4 Fridays & 4 Saturdays)
July 25, 26
August 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23

Berwick

(Day - 4 Fridays & 4 Saturdays)
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
November 7, 8

Broadmeadows

(Day - 8 Saturdays)
July 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13

Hillside (Caroline Springs)

(Day – 8 Thursdays)
July 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18

Caroline Springs

(Evenings – 4 Tues, 7 Wed & 5 Thurs)
October 14, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29
November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26
December 2, 3

Caulfield

(Day – 8 Saturdays)
July 26
August 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20

Clayton

(Day – 8 Consecutive Days)
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10

Clayton

(Day – 4 Tuesdays & 4 Thursdays)
August 19, 21, 26, 28
September 2, 4, 9, 11

Clayton

(Day – 5 Wednesdays & 3 Fridays)
October 29, 31
November 5, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28

Clayton

(Day - 8 Consecutive Days)
Jan 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22

Doncaster

(Day - 8 Thursdays)
July 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18

Frankston

(Evening - 7 Mondays & 9 Wednesdays)
August 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
September 3, 10, 15, 17
October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20

Frankston

(Day - 4 Mondays & 4 Wednesdays)
October 27, 29
November 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Geelong

(Day - 8 Saturdays)
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Northcote

(Day - Consecutive Days)
September 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 October 1, 2

Ringwood

(Day - 8 Saturdays)
August 2, 9, 16, 23,  30
September 6, 13, 20

Sale (Gippsland)

(Day - 8 Saturdays)
October 11, 18, 25
November  8, 15, 22, 29
December 6

Werribee

(Day - 1 Tues, 6 Weds & 1 Fri)
August 1, 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 9, 17

Application form

The application form can be opened as a pdf or 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.