Certificate of Education Integration Aide Course

Course Dates - 2016

Melbourne Burwood Campus 2016
(Over 6 days)
9.00am to 4.00pm
COURSE 1 – February
5/6 and 12/13 and 19/20 February (Fri and Sat)
COURSE 2 – June
10/11 and 17/18 and 24/25 June (Fri and Sat)
COURSE 3 – November
11/12 and 18/19 and 25/26 Nov (Fri and Sat)

Geelong Waterfront Campus 2016
Courses 1 & 3 (over 6 days) – 9:00am to 4:00pm (Mon & Tues)
Course 2 (over 15 weeks) – 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Tues evenings)
COURSE 1 – February
8/9 and 15/16 and 22/23 Feb (Mon and Tues)
This course is spread over 15 weeks on Tuesday evenings
5:30 – 8:30pm
1 March – 7 June
COURSE 3 – October/November
Oct 17/18 and Oct 24/25 and Oct 31/1 Nov (Mon and Tues) 

Warrnambool Campus 2016
(Over 6 days)
9.00am to 4.00pm
COURSE 1 – June
23/24/25 June and 14/15/16 July (Thurs, Fri and Sat)
Day 1: 10am – 5pm

Days 2 and 3:  9am – 4pm
COURSE 2 – September/October
22/23/24 Sept and 29/30 Sept & 01 October (Thurs, Fri and Sat)
Day 1: 10am – 5pm
Days 2 and 3: 9am – 4pm

Registrations open 4 January 2016.

Registration 2016

To register for these courses, follow this link and click on INTEGRATION AIDE 2016 and follow the online payment system. 

The total cost is $700 and payment is required upfront before the course and paid via credit card on the online payment system.

If you have any questions, please call Carmel Wilde on  03 5227 2197 (Mon, Tues only) or email artsed-shortcourses@deakin.edu.au

Course Fees

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 courses

Deakin 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 teaching program, at the end of the professional learning course, elect to do a formal assessment task to accrue one credit point towards a level 1 elective.

General Information

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.

Course Topics

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

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