Australia’s most popular teacher aide course is now available by distance or online learning to residents of Victoria. Study industry best practices as part of your CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support or the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support – only at Institute of Teacher Aide Courses.
ITAC students who study a nationally recognised teacher aide course from Victoria will graduate with a high level of theoretical and practical pedagogical knowledge.
Learn techniques such as best practice one-on-one instruction, small group work, worked examples, interventions, reading and writing strategies, formative assessment, play based learning and dozens of other cutting edge skills that will make you an invaluable member the Victorian school community.
To learn more about one of our popular, research-based teacher aide courses, click on any of the links below:
The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support covers similar topics to the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support. In both courses, ITAC students learn best-practice, industry-relevant and research-based skills – everything that schools demand of their support staff and more.
We train our graduates to become invaluable, essential members of the school community so they can make a big difference to the educational outcomes of their students.
Some of the strategies and techniques that you will study in ITAC’s research-based, best practice courses include:
The higher-level CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support covers these skills as well as many more advanced skills such as cognitive load theory and the zone of proximal development.
The best course to become a teacher aide, teacher assistant or integration aide in Victoria is a nationally recognised qualification such as the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.
Some integration aides hold the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support, however we recommend the higher qualification for adult learners particularly those who have experience with children. The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support gives you maximum employability and you are qualified for any position in any Victorian school.
The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is essential for anyone seeking to work as an integration aide to support students with disabilities and disorders. As the majority of teacher aides work with special needs students, this qualification makes you very employable.
We also recommend our unique Teacher Aide Combo to all of our online students in Victoria. This program combines both the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support into a single streamlined program, plus there are considerable time and money savings.
Whichever course or provider you choose, be sure to enrol in an integrated course which you can read about here. To learn how to choose between providers, read this aricle.
In brief, the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support is for those in Victoria who do not plan on working with students with disabilities or disorders. The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support covers very similar topics but has a focus on supporting these students.
Both courses cover the important skills and strategies required to effectively work as a teacher aide in Australian schools such as:
The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is available in Victoria to those looking for a career as a:
Graduates of either of these courses (or the very popular Teacher Aide Combo.) may find work in a range of school-based settings including:
For more information about becoming a support worker in an Victorian school, please read this detailed article on how to become a teacher aide. To learn about how much teacher aides get paid in Victoria click here.
You can easily learn more about the types of schools available in your area by searching for government schools here or non-government schools at Independent Schools Victoria or the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.
With approximately 1 million children enrolled in Victorian schools, there are plenty of opportunities for people with the right qualifications and a desire to begin a career as a teacher aide or an integration aide. The independent sector alone has nearly 7000 support staff despite representing less than 15% of Victoria’s student population. Victoria hs around 2254 schools (which includes 1539 government schools, 496 Catholic schools and 219 independent schools).
Students in Victoria can enrol in an online teacher aide course with ITAC at any stage of the year. ITAC is the leading provider of teacher aide courses in Australia and our students are now working in many schools across Victoria. ITAC courses are structured, self-paced and fully supported programs designed for busy adult learners. Key elements of studying an online course in Victoria includes:
All of these activities are fully supported by our team of dedicated and experienced trainers who are only a phone call or email away. Students can attend live webinars which are held regularly or they can even attend one of our many face-to-face tutorials in selected areas – all of these support services are at no additional cost.
To become a teacher aide in Victoria you will need to complete a qualification such as the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support. Students seeking to work in a special need’s school will need to complete the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support. Another important step is to obtain your clearances to work with children. This is usually completed during your course.
We find that many students find work in the school where they completed their placement - often beginning with casual appointments. Casual work is a great way to get your ‘foot in the door’ and it's how the majority of graduates start their career.
To become a teacher aide in Victoria you will also need to:
You will also need to be well spoken, articulate, and be a ‘people person’ – after all, this is a people industry and you will be surrounded by people all day long.
The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support require a 100-hour placement in a local registered school. This often equates to around 16 days of voluntary work in a classroom (full days).
The placement for both the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support can be completed in blocks or over a period of time such as 1-3 days per week. Most students complete their placement 2-3 days per week.
During placement, students work under the mentorship of an experienced classroom teacher and complete a series of structured activities in order to develop their skills in areas such as numeracy and literacy support, behaviour management and operational tasks.
As you have read in the article above, there are plenty of opportunities for anyone interested in working as a teacher aide or integration aide in Victroia. The first step is to complete a qualification with a reputable provider. We recommend the Teacher Aide Combo followed by the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support. After learning the skills that schools require, you could soon be working as an integration aide in any of Victoria's 2254 schools.
Adam Green is an advisor to government, a registered teacher, an instructional designer and a #1 best selling author. He is completing a Doctor of Education and was previously head of department for one of the country’s largest SAER (students at educational risk) schools. Adam is managing director of ITAC, an accredited training provider for thousands of teacher aides every year.
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