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The enrolment of children with disabilities in local rather than specialist schools continues to increase. Integration Aides and Teacher Aides play an important role in supporting teachers and schools to implement inclusive approaches to education.
This course is offered for those who wish to increase their understanding of, and involvement with, children with disabilities. Participants in the course will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. They may already be working as Integration or Teacher Aides in a range of settings. Others may be parents or care givers of children with disabilities or those who want to gain employment as Aides
This course develops strong knowledge and skills about inclusive learning practices for children with disabilities. The course develops understanding about a wide range of disabilities and their impact upon learning and social development. Participants become skilled in the practices and processes needed to support the broad development of children with disabilities.
All sessions involve active and cooperative learning conducted in a supportive learning environment based on adult learning principles.
Topics covered in the course include
Burwood - 2013
Location - Burwood Campus
(Over 6 Days)
Times - 9:00am to 4:00pm
COURSE 1 - February
February - Friday 8, Saturday 9, Friday 15, Saturday 16, Friday 22, Saturday 23
COURSE 2 - April
COURSE 3 - June
June - Friday 14, Saturday 15, Friday 21, Saturday 22, Friday 28, Saturday 29
COURSE 4 - August
August - Friday 16, Saturday 17, Friday 23, Saturday 24, Friday 30, Saturday 31
COURSE 5 - October
October - Friday 11, Saturday 12, Friday 18, Saturday 19, Friday 25, Saturday 26
Geelong - 2013
Location - Geelong Waterfront Campus
(Over 15 Weeks)
Times - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Dates: - Tuesdays
COURSE 1 - Feb 19th - June
COURSE 2 - 23rd July - Nov
Location- Warrnambool Campus
(Over 6 consecutive Days)
9:30am to 4:30pm - from Tuesday - Saturday
10:30am to 5:30pm - On Monday (first day only)
COURSE 1 - July
July - Mon 15th, Tues 16th, Wed 17th, Thur 18th, Fri 19th, Sat 20th
Course fees - $700
To book a place in the course please complete the application form with your full payment of $700 and post, fax or email, details are on the application form.
Refund and withdrawal - To be eligible for a full refund, application to withdraw from the course must be received at least (5) five working days prior to course commencement. Participants withdrawing after the course has commenced are obliged to pay a $100 administration fee.
No prerequisites are required for this course. Participants must attend all sessions unless exceptional circumstances are demonstrated. Practical assessment tasks are set with optional format presentation.
On completion of this course, a Certificate of Education: Integration Aide will be awarded.
Deakin univeristy students who are currently undertaking an undergraduate primary teaching program, can at the end of the short course elect to do a formal assessment task to accrue 1 credit point toward an elective unit of their teaching program. Students need to contact the Centre prior to commencing the Certificate of Education: Integration Aide course to discuss this option.
Contact: Nicole Dashwood on 924 46225 (Mondays and Tuesdays only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org