If you’re looking to become a teacher’s aide on the Gold Coast, the good news is that our popular Queensland government funded teacher aide courses are now available by distance or online learning – study with Australia’s leader in teacher aide training and learn the skills to become an invaluable member of your school. ITAC’s subsidised courses start from just $50 (concessional co-contribution fee) and enrolments are open all year round to anyone living in Queensland.
The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support is the introductory teacher aide course for those wanting to begin a new career. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a mainstream Gold Coast kindergarten, primary school, middle school or high school under the direction of a classroom teacher. Graduates may find work in government or non-government schools.
The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is a higher-level teacher aide course and is designed for those wanting to work with students with special needs. This is our most popular course because it provides the highest level of employment opportunities and graduates are sought after by schools all over Australia. This course is recommended for parents and anyone with experience caring for children (or adults), or who have worked in related industries for any period of time.
The other good news if you want to become a teacher’s aide on the Gold Coast is that there are 47 schools in the area and all of them employ teacher aides – some in fact employ a large number of teacher aides and schools are always looking out for new staff particularly casual (known as relief) staff which is how many get their careers started! The 47-odd schools in the Gold Coast area includes:
ITAC offers both the Certificate III and Certificate IV government subsidised teacher aide courses from the Gold Coast. Learners often enrol in the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and then proceed to the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support thereafter. Students can however enter the Certificate IV directly without having first completed the introductory Certificate III. Speak with an ITAC adviser about your circumstances.
Our CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support course will provide you with invaluable and effective classroom skills such as those listed below. These pedagogical skills are essential in ensuring that you are able to provide a high level of quality service to the students in your class and to your teacher:
You can learn more about the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support by reading this article: CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support: Everything you need to know.
Our CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support teacher aide course covers everything from the Certificate III course with the additional focus on providing support to Gold Coast school students with special needs, and their teachers. Special needs include students who have disabilities or disorders such as FASD, ASD, visual and hearing impairment, dyslexia and dysgraphia, and many others. This is why the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is considered the ‘special needs’ course by schools and hence the popularity of this program (the majority of teacher aides are employed to support students with additional or special needs of some kind).
You can learn more about the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support by reading this article: CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support: Everything you need to know . To research job opportunities in your area, we recommend browsing the QLD government’s vacancy listings which can be found here.
You can study our teacher aide courses via either distance or class-based learning. Our classes are held one day per week in the Brisbane CBD – many attendees travel from the Gold Coast as often of possible to attend our classes. New courses start every school term however they do fill up fast so please enrol as early as possible if you intend on attending classes.
The majority of your Gold Coast teacher aide course will be conducted via distance learning. Distance learning is a popular and convenient way to study. You’ll have 24/7 access to the plethora of the online resources that you’ll need to learn best practice teacher aide techniques and skills. You’ll also have access to a dedicated, friendly and experienced course trainer every step of the way. 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? All students can participate in regular live webinars and/or watch our extensive array of pre-recorded lectures on specific topics designed to develop your pedagogical knowledge. Worried about support? Your trainer will only ever be a phone call or an email away.
We’ve all been to school, so you probably have some idea of what teacher aides do from day to day and the types of schools found on the Gold Coast. However, you might be surprised at the variety of daily tasks, responsibilities, roles and challenges that teacher aides face. You can find out more about the range of things that teacher aides do by reading our detailed and free article here. You can also find out how much teacher aides get paid in Australia by reading this article.
If you’d like to learn more about how ITAC’s government subsidised teacher aide courses can help you to launch an exciting new career in a Gold Coast school, feel free to contact us anytime. We’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have about any of our courses or your future aspirations and how we can help you achieve them.
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