Certificate of Education Integration Aide Course
Course Dates - 2014
If you wish to register your interest in our 2014 courses please - Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 03 924 46225 (Mon, Tues only) with your contact and email details. You can also download and complete a registration form below.
Course fees - $700
To book a place in the course please complete the application form with your full payment of $700 and post; 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.
Cancellation of coursesDeakin University maintains the right to cancel the course if minimum numbers are not obtained for the course, participants will be notified before class commencement and any payments made will be refunded in full.
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.
Credit for Prior Learning
Deakin university 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.
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.
- To further develop understanding about children with disabilities and the range of their needs in school and community settings.
- To enhance skills in assisting teachers to implement inclusive education practices.
- To enhance knowledge and skills in the employment roles of Integration and Teacher Aide positions.
- To increase understanding of the current state-wide curriculum and education sector initiatives.
Topics covered in the course include
- Attitudes towards disability
- Specific kinds of disability
- Impact of disabilities upon learning and social development
- Childhood development and learning styles
- Current initiatives in the state-wide curriculum (VELS)
- Inclusive learning and teaching strategies
- ITC in the schooling context
- Behaviour management strategies
- Working in Professional teams
- Applying for Aide positions
For further informationSee: frequently asked questions
Contact: Nicole Dashwood on 924 46225 (Mondays and Tuesdays only) or email email@example.com