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Teacher Aide Course Townsville

Learn about ITAC’s government funded teacher aide courses available in Townsville and surrounding areas.

Teacher Aide Courses in Townsville


Government funded teacher aide courses available in and around Townsville by distance learning from $50.


Did you know that Queensland government-funded teacher aide courses are now available in Townsville? And that out-of-pocket costs start from just $50 for a concessional student (co-contribution fee) or $100 for a standard student? We keep our prices as low as possible, so everyone has the same opportunity to access Australia’s leading teacher aide course by the long-established, pre-eminent provider of teacher aide courses – the Institute of Teacher Aide Courses.


Teacher aide in grey jacket sitting at red desk and surrounded by colourful posters with letters and numbers.

ITAC student completes her placement and final assessment for her teacher aide course – she is now prepared and ready for her new job as a teacher aide.


If you’ve ever thought about becoming a teacher aide in one of Townsville’s 38 schools, you will probably have plenty of questions such as:

  • what course do I need to do to in order to work as a teacher aide?
  • how long does it take to do a teacher aide course?
  • how much do teacher aides get paid?
  • what exactly do teacher aides do?
  • is it easy to find work as a teacher aide in Townsville?

Read on to find out the answers to those questions and many more details about becoming a teacher aide in a Townsville school!


ITAC offers 2 government funded teacher aide courses for people living in the greater Townsville area in North QLD. Which course you choose is completely up to you, however, some courses may suit certain people more, depending on their goals and aspirations – the choice is completely up to you. The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support is the basic introductory course which will enable you to work effectively as a teacher aide in a mainstream Townsville schools such as those listed below just to name a few:

On the other hand, the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support will equip you with the professional skills required to effectively support teachers and students and in particular special needs schools such as Townsville Community Learning Centre. However, the best part of holding the higher level teacher aide course is that you can work in any school – as you have the highest qualification available for teacher aides, you are eligible for all support positions and will have a better chance of being employed than those who hold the lower level CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support.


Finally, we offer the teacher aide combo, however as this course is not funded in Queensland, it is not as popular as it is in other states. This course combines both the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support and is popular in QLD for students who are not eligible for government funding such as people on certain visas and those who have completed higher level courses such as a child care diploma.


teacher aide student in front of school resources such as books and map of world.

This could be you very soon? Picture of an ITAC student on placement ready to finish her final assessment before embarking on a new and exciting career – well done!


How long it takes to do one of our teacher aide courses is largely up to you. It depends on factors such as any experience you’ve had with children (even as a parent) and how much time you can commit to study each week. Our courses are all delivered in a self-paced, distance-learning mode to students enrolled in a teacher aide course in Townsville. That means you can study as much or as little as you like, depending on your other commitments and how quickly you want to complete your teacher aide course to start working in one of your local Townsville schools.


On average, an ITAC teacher aide course from Townsville takes around 600 hours to complete, though you may be able to complete it quicker if you have relevant background knowledge, skills or school experience (including experience with children in any capacity, childcare, aged care or have studied at this level or higher in the past). ITAC is the leading provider of teacher assistant training via distance learning in Australia. Our Townsville students have access to all of the online resources they need to complete their government funded nationally recognised course, plus access to a dedicated trainer via phone/email and other support services such as webinars and hundreds of easily accessible learning resources at the touch of a button.


A compulsory teacher aide course requirement in Queensland (in fact all of Australia) is 100 hours of work placement in a school. Many ITAC graduates end up working as a teacher aide in their placement school after they graduate, often in a relief or casual position to start with. Enrolling with a reputable provider and learning effective strategies and techniques means you might land a teacher aide job in Townsville quicker than you think! You can learn more about how to become a teacher aide by reading our article on the topic here.


For more detailed information about becoming a teacher’s aide in one of Townsville’s many public or non-government schools, check out our free videos and articles. You can also contact us to ask any questions you have about our government funded CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support or the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

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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ABOUT US

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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