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Teacher aide courses from Cairns and surrounding areas

Government subsidised education support courses in Cairns

Teacher aide courses from Cairns and surrounding areas

Australia’s most popular government subsidised teacher aide courses are now available in the Cairns area by distance learning.

If you are thinking about moving to a new career or want to further develop your skills, a government funded distance learning teacher aide course in Cairns can help you to reach your goals and aspirations. ITAC is the premier provider of teacher aide courses in Australia and have been training teacher aides in Cairns for many years. In fact, we have graduates in many local schools across Queensland with more than 5000 graduates Australia wide (and growing each week).

Caucasian female teacher aide with big smile, standing in front of artwork of animals and flora created by children in her class.

A very happy graduate of one of ITAC’s courses showcases the exceptional work that her students completed during her placement. Could this be you?

Our teacher aide students in Cairns can enrol in a government subsidised course from $50 (concessional co-contribution fee) or $100 (standard co-contribution fee). We try to keep prices low, so everyone has the opportunity to study a nationally recognised teacher aide course. Government funded places are paid for by the Queensland government under programs such as the Certificate 3 Guarantee and the Higher-Level Skills program.

ITAC offer 3 teacher aide courses in Cairns. All 3 are available by distance learning for students who utilise our modern, user-friendly student learning portal. Our learners access live webinars, lectures by experts in their field, download readings to broaden their knowledge and can submit assessments directly to their trainer so we can mark and return in no time. The 3 courses that we offer are listed below:

To learn more about whether studying an online course with ITAC is the right choice for you and your goals, we have written this free guide: Teacher aide courses online: is it right for me? You may also like to read one of our guides such as this one: CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support: Everything you need to know.

Did you know? Cairns is a hub for tourism in the region due to attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest. Behind the scenes, the local community is supported by over 45 schools and the skilled staff that work there. You might find work as a teacher aide in Cairns at schools such as: Cairns West State School, Freshwater State School or Aloomba State School just to name a few. You could work in special needs schools, primary schools, high schools, government or non-government schools or a combination of these schools and centres.

Students who enrol in an ITAC teacher aide course from Cairns or surrounding areas can expect to learn cutting edge, modern (and traditional), teaching and learning methods, techniques and skills (known as pedagogy). This includes all of the things that will help you stand out from the crowd and potentially get you a foot in the door during your placement in a local school. Some of the things that you will learn at ITAC (and potentially only at ITAC) include the following:

  • 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
  • plus many more!

Studying an education support – teacher aide course in Cairns is a great opportunity to get an edge in the education sector. Begin a new direction in life and start building your career in as a teacher aide in Cairns. We are here to help you every step of the way through your course. Our student advisors are waiting for your call, email or message.


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.