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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.


Enrol in Australia’s most popular teacher aide courses which are now available in Cairns and surround areas. The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support is the introductory teacher aide course which equips graduates with the skills to work in mainstream school settings including kindergartens, primary schools and high schools. With over 45 schools in the greater Cairns area, there are plenty of options for anyone seeking a stable and exciting career as a support worker.


Female teacher aide sitting at desk with reading activities ready for her students.

Teacher aide student completing her placement in the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support in a local primary school. Could this be you?


The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is the more advanced qualification directed at anyone seeking to work with special needs students including Autism, ADHD, physical disabilities and learning disorders. Teacher aides based in Cairns who hold this qualification can seek employment in any of Cairns’ local schools including special needs centres such as Cairns State Special School. This course qualifies graduates to work in a range of settings including special needs schools and centres as well as specialist literacy and numeracy programs. Many students who wish to work as a special needs teacher aide in Cairns choose to enrol in the teacher aide combo as it provides greater employment prospects – twice the number of certificates when applying for positions in local schools. Note that the teacher aide combo is not available as a government funded course at this stage.


Students studying ITAC’s teacher aide courses from the Cairns area learn the essential, research-based skills that will make you an invaluable member of your school and your classroom. Learners graduate from our teacher aide courses with the ability to employ a range of strategies, techniques and skills such as:

  • explicit instruction,
  • questioning techniques,
  • best practice feedback,
  • motivation strategies,
  • formative assessment,
  • metacognitive skills,
  • coping strategies,
  • play based and enquiry learning,
  • cooperative learning, and
  • literacy and numeracy strategies.

Learners study these foundational skills in all qualifications as they form the basis of effective best practice in terms of working in Australian schools. The more advanced CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support includes additional topics relevant to working with students with special needs, complex needs, comorbidities and disorders. Topics covered in this course include:

  • using social stories,
  • using assistive technology,
  • supporting activities of daily living,
  • individual behaviour and education plans (IEPs and IBPs),
  • more advanced concepts such as the zone of proximal development, and
  • basic planning strategies such as ‘designing down’.

All of these skills are essential to your work as a teacher aide and enables you to contribute to the learning and behavioural needs of your students. You can learn more about what teacher aides do, their roles and responsibilities, and the different career options available to qualified teacher aides by reading this blog: What do teacher aides do in Australia?


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Another one of ITAC’s successful graduates showcasing some of the resources and materials she helped develop during her placement. Could this be you?


Teacher aides who work with students with special needs can generally expect to be paid slightly more than those who work with students in a mainstream school such as Whitfield State School, Redlynch State College , Cairns State High School and Mother of God Counsel School. You can read more about how much teacher aides in Cairns are paid by reading this article: How much do teacher aides get paid. We also recommend the following article if you are thinking about a new career as a teacher’s aide in Far North Queensland: Teacher aide courses: 18 thing you need to know.


All of our teacher aide courses are available in Cairns by distance (online) learning. Distance learning is a fantastic option for students who live in areas outside of capital cities where no classes are available, but who still want to study a teacher aide course with a reputable and experienced provider. You can learn more about whether studying online is right for you by reading this free article published by ITAC: Teacher aide courses online: is it right for me?


Distance students can participate (or simply watch) live webinars, download and listen to pre-recorded videos and lectures, access and read learning materials, and complete a range of interactive activities designed to develop your skills and knowledge. Note that all students are required to complete a 100-hour placement which can be undertaken in a local school.


If you’re thinking about moving to a new career or want to further develop your skills, studying a teacher aide course from Cairns such as the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support or the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support can help you to reach your goals and aspirations faster. Change direction in life and start building your rewarding and challenging career in the education industry with Australia’s most popular teacher aide course.


At ITAC we are here to help you every step of the way through your course. With more than 5000 graduates, government subsidised courses from $50, an 80% completion rate and no additional or hidden fees, ITAC has long been the ‘go-to’ provider for teacher aide courses in the FNQ region (Cairns, QLD). Speak to one of our friendly student advisers today about your career aspirations and begin your new journey with ITAC!


To learn more about any of ITAC’s teacher aide courses including those offered in Cairns, click on the relevant course below, contact us, or peruse our extensive collection of free videos and articles available on our website.

ITAC'S RESEARCH-BASED TEACHER AIDE COURSES

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

INTRODUCTORY COURSE

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

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

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HIGHER-LEVEL COURSE

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

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

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TEACHER AIDE COMBO

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

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

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SAMPLE RESOURCES

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.

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AUSTRALIA'S MOST POPULAR TEACHER AIDE COURSES

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.

PAYMENT PLANS FROM $40

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

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES

From $50 - courses subsidised by the Queensland government.

SUPPORT

Friendly trainers with years of experience in local schools.

PLACEMENT

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

30-DAY NO OBLIGATION

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

MODES

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

RESEARCH-BASED CONTENT

Learn industry best practice and research-based pedagogy.

ESTABLISHED PROVIDER

An established provider with more than 5000 happy graduates.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

The introductory teacher aide course for anyone seeking to work as a support worker.

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SPECIAL NEED'S COURSE

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Maximise your job prospects and skills with the highest level teacher aide course.

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TEACHER AIDE COMBO

A streamlined program saving you time and money

Turbo charge your resume and save $1500 with our most popular teacher aide course.

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SAMPLE RESOURCES

Sample course resources and materials

View resources and materials from our research-based, best practice teacher aide courses.

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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.

              

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