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Teacher aide courses from Rockingham

Australia’s most popular teacher aide courses now available in Rockingham by distance learning

Teacher aide courses from Rockingham

Australia’s most popular teacher aide courses now available in Rockingham by distance learning

People in Rockingham and surrounding areas can now enrol in any one of Australia’s most popular teacher aide courses with the leading provider in Western Australia: Institute of Teacher Aide Courses. Based only a few kilometres away in Cockburn Central (just off the freeway near Beeliar Drive). We know the local industry like the back of our hand and will ensure that you learn the skills required to work in any of Rockingham’s schools (or nearby in Mandurah, Kwinana or even Cockburn for those who are adventurous).

Female teacher aide sitting at desk with picture cards ready for student learning.

You too can become a teacher aide and graduate like the student pictured above! Just imagine…

Students in Rockingham can study 1 or more of 3 teacher aide programs with ITAC. Which course you are advised to study depends on your goals, aspirations, experience, needs and abilities:

  • The teacher aide combo is by far the most popular option and is available by both class mode (1 day per week starting every school term in Cockburn Central) and distance (known more commonly as online learning).
  • The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is similarly popular and has been designed (and is known by industry) as the course for anyone seeking to work in schools with students with disabilities or disorders (including special needs schools – often called education support centres).
  • The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support was the most popular course several years ago but is now recommended for students who are likely to struggle with either of the above options (mainly people who are still learning to speak English and are new to Australia, or younger students still studying in high school).

Whether you choose to study a teacher aide course in Rockingham by class or distance mode, you will have 24/7 access to our world-class learning portal which holds an extensive selection of resources: videos, lectures, recorded webinars, readings, e-books, guides, activities, presentations, links, learning activities such as quizzes and many other features. This is one reason why our completion rate is 3 times the national average and why our students are sought after by schools.

Students enrolled with ITAC in a teacher aide course from Rockingham can expect to learn an array of best practice teaching and learning strategies, behaviour management techniques, support strategies and skills for working with special needs students, and many practical and important methods of supporting the classroom teacher in the general operation of the classroom or centre. These vital skills will make you an invaluable member of the school, helping you to land your perfect job as a teacher aide in one of Rockingham’s many schools.

You can learn more about what to expect in your course and what teacher aides do day to day by reading any one of our blogs such as:

Did you know? Only 500 metres offshore from Rockingham are the Shoalwater Islands – a famous Marine Park. Rockingham also hosts a growing education sector with more than 40 schools operating in the local area such as Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School and Rockingham Senior High School – almost all schools in the Rockingham area employ dozens of teacher aides (commonly also known as ‘EAs’ or Education Assistants, which is a term ONLY used in WA). Other states use terms such as learning support officer (NSW), integration aide (Victoria) and school support officer (SA). Teacher aides in WA are known simply as EAs generally speaking (for example note the title of the following: Education Assistants General Agreement here which contains information about salary, hours and entitlements).

Students in all nationally recognised teacher aide courses need to complete the mandatory 100-hour placement in a local school in Rockingham or another area (Kwinana etc.) such as but not limited to primary schools, high schools, special needs schools and other speciality schools. You can find out about schools in the Rockingham area by searching this government database or the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia. Students can find work in government and non-government schools particularly once they hold a qualification with a reputable provider as this shows that they have well-developed pedagogical knowledge (knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, approaches, techniques and skills).

While ITAC offer teacher aide courses all over Australia (and have students and graduates in thousands of schools in every state and territory), ITAC’s story began in the Mandurah-Rockingham area with the first class being held in Halls Head, only 15 minutes’ drive away – in other words, we know the local industry inside and out!

If you are seeking to enrol in a teacher aide course in Rockingham and are not sure which course or mode is best suited to you, talk to one of our friendly student advisors. There are a variety of study options available to suit the needs of busy adult learners – our bread and butter – the average age of an ITAC student is 37. Why wait for another opportunity to pass you by? Contact us today and get started on your new journey.

Click here to Enrol in a teacher aide course in Rockingham and take the first step into a new and exciting career.


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.