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Teacher Aide Course Toowoomba

Government funded teacher aide courses from Toowoomba starting at $50

Teacher Aide Course Toowoomba

Australia’s most popular teacher aide course with government subsidies from $50

If you’re looking for a government funded teacher aide course in Toowoomba, you’ve come to the right place! You’re making a smart career decision as well. According to the federal government’s Job Outlook website, teacher aides (also known as teacher assistants, learning support officers, education assistants and integration aides):

  • have lower levels of unemployment than other occupations, and
  • the future demand for teacher aides in schools is likely to be very strong.
Teacher aide in front of model of forest with picture cards of indigenous animals.

Think you can do this? Another ITAC student pictured in her school and showcasing some of her resources.

The good news doesn’t end there though. ITAC offers the following 3 Queensland teacher aide courses for anyone looking to get qualified to work as a teacher’s aide in one of Toowoomba’s 42+ schools:

  1. the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support,
  2. the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, and
  3. our teacher combo course (which combines the Certificate III and Certificate IV to give our graduates two qualifications – not available with government funding at this stage however).

ITAC’s teacher aide courses equip students with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as a teacher aide in any one of Toowoomba’s schools. You can learn more about the range of tasks that teacher aides are expected to complete by reading this article written by ITAC: What do teacher aides do? Some of the most common roles and responsibilities of all teacher aides include:

  • helping teachers to implement effective teaching strategies,
  • supporting small group learning,
  • supporting pair and individual learning with best practice techniques,
  • assisting with student learning activities in a range of subjects,
  • supporting the effective operation of the classroom such as resource development and other logistical tasks (cleaning for example) and,
  • encouraging appropriate/desired student behaviour.

The Queensland government subsidies that are available for each of these teacher aide courses in Toowoomba mean that learners pay $50 for a concessional co-contribution fee and $100 for a standard co-contribution fee. The majority of people in QLD are eligible for a government subsidised place in a teacher aide course with ITAC provided certain eligibility requirements are met such as not having completed the same or higher level courses. Which of ITAC’s courses that you should choose to study from the greater Toowoomba area depends on the type of school where you intend on working. For example, whether you’d prefer to work with:

  • mainstream students (if this is your strong preference, the most appropriate teacher aide course is ITAC’s CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support),
  • students with special needs (in other words, students with one or multiple disabilities or disorders – if you’d like to work with this cohort (e.g. Autism), you should enrol in ITAC’s very popular CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support course),
  • Both courses! While you can only do one course at a time under a government funded program, many students choose to complete two teacher aide courses – one after the other. Once you have competed the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support including a school placement in a local Toowoomba school, you will find the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support very straightforward and relatively easy.
Teacher aide in school uniform standing in front of bookshelf.

Could you do this? A happy and successful graduate of the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support teacher aide course standing in front of her classroom’s reading resources that she used to support reading and writing skills’ development.

Our programs are offered to Toowoomba teacher aide students via the popular and convenient distance-learning mode. All courses are run by experienced trainers who are accessible via phone or email for any assistance that our distance learners require – we also run regular live webinars so students get as much face to face time as possible, enhancing the learning experience and providing students with an opportunity to meet other students and ask questions.

Our students work through their teacher aide courses at their own pace by accessing online resources anywhere, anytime. You can find tips on how to successfully complete your course by reading Teacher aide courses: 18 things you need to know and learn about whether studying online is the right mode for you by reading: Teacher aide courses online: is it right for you?

Once you’ve completed your teacher aide course with ITAC, you’ll be able to use it to apply for your ideal job in either public or private schools in Toowoomba such as the following:

Before applying for work as a teacher aide, you may be wondering how much teacher aides are paid. The answer depends on a few factors such as whether you work with special needs students in a mainstream classroom (often referred to as an inclusive classroom), a mainstream classroom to provide general support, or a special needs schools or centre.

Working with special needs students attracts a higher salary in most cases. Working in special needs schools means you can expect to earn a higher salary compared to someone with the same experience and qualifications employed in a mainstream class. Broadly speaking, teacher aides working in government schools in Toowoomba can expect to earn between $27 and $35 per hour. You can find out how much teacher aides get paid here or by reading the Department of Education Teacher Aides' Certified Agreement 2018.

You can also peruse our extensive range of other blog articles and videos for more information on our teacher aide courses – all 100% free. The next step towards your future career is right in front of you! Click here for ITAC’s enrolment form and get your new journey underway.

We are the premier provider of teacher aide training in Australia and are a long-established provider with graduates working in thousands of schools across Australia. If you have any questions about becoming a teacher’s aide in Toowoomba, feel free to contact us at ITAC.


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.


CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

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



CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

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



A streamlined program saving you time and money

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Sample course resources and materials

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



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.