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Certificate of Education Integration Aide Course

Course Dates - 2014

Melbourne Burwood Campus 2014
(Over 6 days)
9 am to 4 pm


COURSE 1 - February

Thurs 6th, Fri 7th, Sat 8th, and
Thurs 20th, Fri 21st and Sat 22nd 

COURSE 2 - April and May

April - Fri 4, Sat 5, Fri 11, Sat 12
May - Fri 2, Sat 3

COURSE 3 - June

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

COURSE 4 - October

Fri 10, Sat 11, Fri 17, Sat 18, Fri 24, Sat 25

COURSE 5 - November

Fri 7, Sat 8, Fri 14, Sat 15, Fri 21, Sat 22

Registration 2014

If you wish to register your interest in our 2014 courses please - Email or Phone: 03 924 46225 (Mon, Tues only) with your contact and email details. You can also download and complete a registration form below.

Registration form 2014 Course No.4 OCT - Burwood Campus

Registration form 2014 Course No.5 NOV - Burwood Campus

Course Fees

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 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

Contact: Nicole Dashwood on 924 46225 (Mondays and Tuesdays only) or email

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17th November 2014