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Teacher aide courses from Bunbury and Busselton

Australia’s most popular teacher aide courses now available in Bunbury and Busselton by distance learning

Teacher aide courses from Bunbury and Busselton

Australia’s most popular teacher aide courses now available in Bunbury and Busselton by distance learning

With ample schools in the area and a growing population, completing a teacher aide course has never been easier for people who live in WA’s South West including the population centres of Bunbury and Busselton. ITAC have been delivering high quality, research based, industry relevant teacher aide courses to the Bunbury and Busselton area for more than a decade. Based in Cockburn Central, a pleasant drive up the freeway, students can access world-class support when they need it.

Female teacher aide at desk with resources to teach time.

A newly qualified teacher aide showcases an activity used to teach time and numbers (known as ‘number sense’).

Follow the links below if you would like to learn more about a specific course, or read on to learn more about teacher aide courses in Bunbury and Busselton:

Our teacher aide students in Bunbury and Busselton can access Australia’s most popular teacher aide courses in one of two ways: Class based or distance (also known as online learning). Class based learning is available all year round from our Cockburn Central campus – students regularly make the trip given that our classes are one day per week for 10 weeks. We structure our classes to give students from areas such as Busselton and Bunbury an opportunity to get some face to face time (to meet other students, to enjoy being in class, to ask questions etc.), without having to give up their day job or completely relocate for the duration of the course. Note that classes are only designed to introduce students to the basic topics and most of the study and learning is completed at home.

Students enrolling in a distance learning mode have the same access to experienced trainers when they need it. We don’t just advertise ‘unlimited support’ like many other providers – we provide it! You can attend face to face tutorials, participate in webinars, call or email your trainer as needed, and even book a one-on-one meeting – nowhere else will get that level of service particularly for a distance or online course and especially for those enrolling from regional or rural areas such as Bunbury and Busselton. We are also one of the few providers who visit students during their placement to help you further develop your professional repertoire of tools, skills, techniques and strategies – making you a formidable teacher aide.

To learn more about studying online and if it is the right option for you, we have put together this article to help you make the best decision: Teacher aide courses online: is it right for me.

Students have 3 options as far as teacher aide courses in the Bunbury and Busselton area:

Firstly, our most popular and recommended program is the teacher aide combo. This program combines both the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support in a streamlined, efficient and easy to follow course that saves you both time and money (in fact it saves over $1500 compared to completing both courses separately or one after the other). The combo is fantastic as it gives you 2 qualifications which means your resume is more likely to be placed at the top of the stack. Because some schools ask for the Certificate III and others ask for the Certificate IV, having both means you are ready and able to apply for any teacher aide positions advertised in the Bunbury or Busselton area.

Secondly, students may consider the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support which is the higher level course for individuals seeking a career in or around the Busselton and Bunbury area in special needs schools, mainstream inclusive classes (classes with 1-3 special needs students), or in specialist programs such as behaviour centres or literacy and numeracy programs. For those that are not interested in the teacher aide combo, the higher level Certificate IV is recommended as it gives students the best employment prospects given that the majority of teacher aide positions in schools are for special needs (which is what the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is designed and intended for).

Finally, students may consider the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support. This is the first teacher aide course and is designed for those who believe they are not yet capable of studying at Certificate IV level. This mainly includes people who are new to learning English or who have a learning disorder. Most students proceed directly to the Certificate IV or combo particularly if they have experience with children (including being a parent or carer). If you are unsure about which option suits you, we advise speaking to your school (if you are already in contact with one), speaking with ITAC, or reading more about your options in one of our many free articles such as:

Speaking of finding work, once you have completed your teacher aide course with ITAC, you can begin your career by applying for casual (known as relief), part-time, full-time, temporary, contract and permanent positions at any number of schools in your local area such as the examples listed below:

Our teacher aide courses (available by distance from Bunbury and Busselton) teach the cutting-edge teaching techniques, skills and methods that will help cement your place as an essential and vital member of the school community. To use industry ‘speak’, you will develop a high level of pedagogical knowledge – in other words, we teach you how to teach. This includes the dozens of strategies you are unlikely to learn anywhere else including:

  • explicit instruction and worked examples,
  • student-centred activities such as pair and group work,
  • teacher-centred activities such as board work and discussions,
  • questioning skills and techniques such as prompting and wait time,
  • play based learning and enquiry-based learning,
  • motivation strategies such as building self-esteem and micro-goals,
  • metacognitive skills (thinking about thinking) and coping strategies,
  • level of instruction such as guided and shared learning,
  • reading and writing support strategies such as remedial and intervention programs,
  • numeracy support strategies such as number sense and games,
  • gross motor and fine motor support strategies such as purposeful practice massed practice and spaced practice, and
  • many more!

You can see why ITAC is considered the leader when it comes to teacher aide training in Australia. Having served the local community including Busselton and Bunbury for over a decade, we have students and graduates in almost all schools across WA and, in fact, every state and territory of Australia.

To learn more about how ITAC’s teacher aide courses available in the Bunbury and Busselton area could lead to a stable and rewarding career in a local school, contact one of our friendly student advisers today and get started working towards your dream job!


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.



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

50% choose ITAC

For the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.


Interest free plans from $40 - no hidden fees, includes all resources.


From $50 - courses subsidised by the Queensland government.


Friendly trainers with years of experience in local schools.


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


A 30-day no obligation period so you can be sure the course is for you.


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


Learn industry best practice and research-based pedagogy.


An established provider with more than 5000 happy graduates.


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.