Sample resources and materials

High quality resources that you'll only find at the Institute of Teacher Aide Courses.

As the experts in teacher aide training in Australia, we're confident that our materials, resources and assessments are the very best. So confident in fact, that we are one of the only providers to publish a wide range of samples so you know what to expect. All of these resources are available absolutely free to all ITAC students. Be sure to ask your preferred provider for course samples (including assessments) before enrolling.

Hint: learn how to choose the best provider for your needs with our checklist here.

ITAC's best-selling learner guide

Sold world-wide, ITAC's learner guide is the only publication that describes how teacher aides can use practical, research-based strategies and techniques to maximise student learning. While this book is based on over 200 studies from around the world, it's written in a simple and easy-to-follow style. ITAC's learner guide was developed by ITAC and is free for all ITAC students.

The Teacher Aide Training Manual

FREE for ITAC students

For the first time, this handbook applies research-based instructional and behaviour management strategies to the complex and demanding work of teacher aides. Learn the techniques used by high performing teachers such as explicit instruction, systematic prompting and how to successfully apply the principles of scaffolding.

This book includes hundreds of practical, everyday hints as well as many advanced features for those who want to extend their skills and knowledge. Everyone from complete beginners through to qualified teachers will find this book useful in many ways.

Available on Amazon

Sample 1 - intro
Sample 2 - hazards
Sample 3 - physical contact with children
Sample 4 - behaviour management
Sample 5 - chunking
Sample 6 - instructional techniques
Sample 7 - intellectual disability

Don't like reading? Learn with audiobooks instead! Your learner guides are available in audiobook format and are absolutely free. Now you can save time and learn no matter what you're doing whether it be chores, exercising, driving or walking your dog. Listen to each chapter as many times as you like.

Research-based curriculum

Schools now require staff to study best practice, research-based techniques and strategies. What does this mean exactly? It means you'll learn many of the instructional and behaviour management techniques and strategies that qualified teachers know and use - making you an invaluable, sought after and highly effective member of your school community. ITAC's unique, research-based curriculum includes instructional skills such as:

  • questioning techniques
  • systematic prompting
  • shared and guided learning
  • reading and writing strategies e.g. I do, we do, you do
  • teaching phonological awareness and phonics
  • improving motivation and self-esteem
  • providing effective feedback
  • explicit instruction (traditional lesson structure)
  • scaffolding principles e.g. fading
  • advanced concepts such as the zone of proximal development
  • withholding answers for self-repair
  • and many other skills for working with a wide range of students.

Easy-to-use student portal

Our in-house developed world-class portal is available exclusively to ITAC students. It's easy to navigate and includes a range of free resources and features such as webinars, interactive e-learning modules, e-books, all of your learning materials, free mini-courses with printable certificates, and the ability to submit your assessments online for a super fast turn-around.

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Live and pre-recorded webinars

Watch and interact with other students and trainers during live webinars. Alternatively, watch pre-recorded webinars at a time that suits you. Webinars are facilitated by expert trainers who have decades of experience in local schools.

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education support online course

Interactive e-learning modules

Review and consolidate your knowledge by working through interactive e-learning modules and activities.

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Above: screenshot from the e-learning module, ‘Work effectively in the workplace’.

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Above: screenshot from the e-learning module, ‘Interactive Ochre – working both ways’.

Simple assessment tools

At ITAC, there are no essays, tests and exams. All theory assessments are short or medium answer question/responses. Students even complete online quizzes and earn certificates to boost their resume. Complete and submit your assessment questions in our portal for a super-fast turn-around.

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education support online course

Above: Most of ITAC’s assessments are either short answer questions or simple quizzes – there are no essays, reports or tests. Students receive a printable certificate for each successfully completed quiz.

Integrated course structure

ITAC's uniqie integrated course structure means students finish months sooner than if enrolled in a unit-by-unit course. ITAC is the only provider in Australia offering integrated teacher aide courses, and the only provider where you can study a true Teacher Aide Combo.

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Free short courses with printable certificates

Complete our free short courses to boost your resume. Print your certificate and add to your portfolio for when applying for work.

Short course example webpage

Short course quiz certificate

Earn certificates to boost your resume

Students can earn a range of certificates throughout their course such as merit awards, attendance awards, high performance awards etc. A certificate is issued for each assessment as well as for your overall performance in the course. We provide these printable certificates free of charge because we found that many students have very little to put on their resumes after they graduate. Plus, students can complete additional quizzes and short courses for extra certificates. This gives students a huge edge over students from other training providers who only get one certificate at the very end – ITAC students can earn a dozen or more!

Short course example webpage

Short course example webpage

PowerPoint presentations and supplementary readings

Browse our extensive library of readings and presentations that we have created over the years.

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Library of expert lectures

Watch past webinars and lectures on a range of topics to boost your understanding of key topics.

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Supportive classes and tutorials

Attend classes, tutorials and live webinars. Our classes are adult-orientated, friendly, practical and designed to improve your practcal and theoretical skills.

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Free best-selling e-books

ITAC provide a number of internationally best-selling e-books to completent your learning such as 'Teaching skills and strategies for the modern classroom' (Amazon #1 best-seller in classroom management).

Behaviour Management

FREE for ITAC students

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Classroom Management

FREE for ITAC students

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Instructional Strategies

FREE for ITAC students

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Work placement

All students are required to complete a placement of 100 hours in a local school. ITAC has the largest network of partnering schools in Australia plus we visit every student on placement to provide practical advice and guidance to help improve your skills.

Click below to see past students on placement.


CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support & CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support


CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

The introductory teacher aide course covering all the basics of working in a school.



CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

The industry standard TA course with a focus on disabilities and disorders.



Study two courses in one streamlined program with the Teacher Aide Combo

Save time and money by completing ITAC's popular Teacher Aide Combo.



Have a look at our range of sample course resources and materials

Be sure to ask your provider for a sample of their resources and assessments before enrolling.



The industry standard in teacher aide training


Government funding available Australia wide (conditions apply).


Interest free plans from $15 - no hidden fees; includes all resources.


Free learner guides, audiobooks, e-books, live webinars & lecture library.


Australia’s only integrated course structure means finishing sooner.


Australia’s only true Teacher Aide Combo – saving time and money.


For the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.


Friendly trainers with years of experience in local schools.


We visit every learner on placement to help improve their practice.


So you can be sure that the course is right for you.


Supported, self-paced online mode or class-based from 1 day per week.


Learn the best practice skills that schools now demand.


Links with thousands of schools around Australia.


The Institute of Teacher Aide Courses is the go-to provider for nationally recognised teacher aide courses. Around 1 in 2 students choose to study Australia's most popular TA course with ITAC.