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Certificate of Education Integration Aide Course

If you wish to register your interest in our 2015 courses. Please register and pay here then click on Integration Aide 2015.

For further enquiries email or phone 5227 2197 (Monday and Tuesday only).

Course Dates - 2015

Melbourne Burwood Campus 2015

(Over 6 days)
9.00am to 4.00pm*


COURSE 1 - February

Wed 4 (10.30am - 5.30pm), Thurs 5*, Fri 6*
Thurs 19 (10.30am - 5.30pm), Fri 20* and Sat 21*

COURSE 2 - May

Fri 15, Sat 16, Fri 22, Sat 23 Fri 29, Sat 30

COURSE 3 - June

Fri 12, Sat 13, Fri 19, Sat 20, Fri 26, Sat 27

COURSE 4 - October

Fri 9, Sat 10, Fri 16, Sat 17, Fri 23, Sat 24

COURSE 5 - November

Fri 13, Sat 14, Fri 20, Sat 21, Fri 27, Sat 28

Geelong Waterfront Campus 2015

(Over 6 days)
9.00am to 4.00pm


COURSE 1 - February

Thurs 5, Fri 6, Sat 7, and Thurs 19, Fri 20, Sat 21

COURSE 2 - November

Mon 15, Tues 16, Mon 22, Tues 23 and Mon 29, Tues 30

COURSE 3 - August

Thurs 13, Fri 14, Sat 15 and Thurs 27, Fri 28, Sat 29 (10am – 5pm)

COURSE 4 - November

Mon 9, Tues 10, Mon 17, Tues 17 and Mon 23, Tues 24

Warrnambool Campus 2015

(Over 6 days)
9.00am to 4.00pm


COURSE 1 - June

Thurs 4, Fri 5, Sat 6, and
Thurs 18, Fri 29 and Sat 20

Course Fees

Course fees - $700

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 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • 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

For further information

See: frequently asked questions


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25th March 2015