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STUDY BY DISTANCE MODE

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STUDY BY CLASS MODE

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TEACHER'S AIDE GUIDE

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HOW TO ENROL in a Nationally Recognised Qualification

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CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

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CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

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Class Based Learning

Class based learning is a popular study mode and is great for students who have not studied for a long period of time, who live closer to the training location or who simply enjoy being in class. We always recommend enrolling in a class based mode where possible as students who attend classes are typically more successful.

In today’s busy and demanding world, adult learners are looking for more flexible ways to gain qualifications, increase their job prospects and improve their earning potential. Gone are the days where students can afford to spend 20 or 30 hours per week in a classroom. Advances in technology now allows students to access high quality and engaging resources in their own home.

Flexible learning (also called blended learning) is a combination of class and distance and is where a student attends some online learning and some class based learning. Class based learning with FTTA involves the following:

  • Attend class one day per week over a period of time
  • Complete set homework activities and assessments between classes
  • Attend tutorial as needed and recommended by your trainer
  • Complete the workplace learning component
  • Regularly accessing resources and learning materials in the online portal
  • Regular contact with trainers via email, phone, individual meetings/tutorials or during class

Students tell us that they enjoy being in class for two main reasons:
Firstly, because they can easily ask questions and trainers can help students when stuck. Note that many courses have online lectures (recorded in class) for distance students.

Secondly, students enjoy the social aspect of class based learning: swapping stories, talking about the course and helping each other along the way. Many students make new friends and study together outside of class time.

There are many reasons why students choose a flexible class based study mode:

  • Attending full time is not possible
  • Work commitments
  • Family commitments
  • Health reasons
  • A want of more flexible study times
  • Time poor for various reasons
  • Previous experience meaning extensive class time is not an efficient use of time
  • Enrolled in other education programs
  • Regular travel or hospital stays

Many courses have a work placement requirement such as aged care and child care regardless of which mode of study selected however this is usually completed in the local area.

Even though students are attending classes, they are still able to access support services including:

  • Email and phone support
  • Booking one on one tutoring
  • Attending regularly held workshops
  • Attending some classes (subject to available places)
  • Orientation and engagement sessions early and throughout the course

The online portal is a structured learning pathway. This means that students work though activities and assessments in a structured manner as directed by their trainer. This structure is easy to follow and explained step by step. Each topic has instructions on how to complete that particular topic. Resources in the portal generally include:

  • Learner guides for each topic
  • Power point presentations
  • Links to YouTube videos and websites
  • Additional readings
  • Toolboxes with videos and a range of activities
  • Practice activities
  • Free short courses such as work skills, literacy skills and Microsoft Office
  • Assessments and assessment tips and guides
  • Lectures from your trainers

Flexible learning is becoming more and more popular as people become busier.

If you would like more information please speak to one of our student advisors or you can enrol using our online enrolment form at ftta.com.au

Distance

In today’s busy and demanding world, adult learners are looking for more flexible ways to gain qualifications, increase their job prospects and improve their earning potential. Gone are the days where students can afford to spend 20 or 30 hours per week in classroom. Advances in technology now allows students to access high quality and engaging resources in their own home.

Many students prefer to study their course without coming into class on a regular basis. This is commonly referred to as distance learning but can also be called external, online, blended or flexible learning. These terms are very similar and generally mean that:

  • There is little or no attendance on campus
  • Most learning materials are accessed through a website portal
  • Students will often have hardcopy materials as well
  • Students will still have access to support via email and phone
  • Many students still attend tutorials for additional assistance

Flexible learning (also called blended learning) is a combination of class and distance and is where a student attends some online learning and some class based learning. There are many reasons why students choose to study by distance:

  • Classes are not held in the local area
  • Work commitments
  • Family commitments
  • Health reasons
  • A want of more flexible study times
  • Time poor for various reasons
  • Previous experience meaning classes cover existing knowledge
  • Alternative study programs or pathways
  • Regular travel or hospital stays
  • Existing worker completing a traineeships or RPL

Many courses have a work placement requirement such as aged care and child care regardless of which mode of study selected however this is usually completed in the local area.

Even though students are not attending classes, they are still able to access support services including:

  • Email and phone support
  • Booking one on one tutoring
  • Attending regularly held workshops
  • Attending some classes (subject to available places)
  • Orientation and engagement sessions early and throughout the course

The online portal is a structured learning pathway. This means that students work though activities and assessments in a structured manner. This structure is easy to follow and explained step by step. Each topic has instructions on how to complete that particular topic. Resources in the portal generally include:

  • Learner guides for each topic
  • Power point presentations
  • Links to YouTube videos and websites
  • Additional readings
  • Toolboxes with videos and a range of activities
  • Practice activities
  • Free short courses such as work skills, literacy skills and Microsoft Office
  • Assessments and assessment tips and guides
  • Lectures from your trainers

Online learning is becoming more and more popular each year and many courses now enrol more online students than class based students.

If you would like more information please speak to one of our student advisors or you can enrol using our online enrolment form at ftta.com.au

How to Enrol

Enrolling with FTTA is easy. This video will guide you through the online enrolment process.

Some of the benefits of enrolling online include:

  • Applications are received immediately
  • The student is notified of the submission
  • Online enrolments are prioritized and processed quickly
  • Applications are processed within 1-2 business days in most cases

How to prepare your enrolment:

  • Choose your course
  • Choose your payment plan
  • Read the student handbook and information on the website
  • Obtain a USI (Tip: Obtain your USI or Unique Student Identifier before beginning your application. Obtaining a USI is free and every student in Australia is required to have one. For more information, visit www.usi.gov.au )

Now you’re ready to enroll:

  • Go to www.ftta.com.au
  • Select the enrolments tab
  • Fill in the form
  • Once all boxes are completed on each page press forward
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Set up your payments

If you have any questions during your application, please contact FTTA on 1300 858 191.

If you would like more information, please speak to one of our student advisors.

Education Support - A Guide

Education Assistants work in schools such as kindergartens, primary schools, high schools and special needs centres.

Education Assistants work under the guidance and instruction of teachers. They can work with a single student for most of the day or float in a class or a number of classes helping many different students.

Education Assistants or EAs for short can also be called integration aides, teacher aides, support workers, teacher assistants, Aboriginal and Indigenous Education Officers or AIEOs, Home Economic Assistants, or school support officers.

Some of the main tasks of an EA includes:

  • Helping individual students with activities and learning
  • Helping small groups of students with activities and learning
  • Helping students with core skills such as reading, writing and numeracy
  • Helping students who have learning difficulties, a disability or a disorder
  • Helping the teacher with behaviour management, ensuring that students are on task
  • Helping the teacher with activities such as cleaning and preparing resources
  • Ensuring that students are safe at all times

Education Assistants are most often employed to work with students who need additional support in learning or due to a disability or behavioural issues.

EAs may also work in specialist positions such as in literacy programs or youth at risk programs.

To obtain work as an EA you will need to have the following:

  • A Working with Children Check
  • Usually a police clearance is also required
  • A relevant qualification such as the Certificate III in Disability or Certificate III in Education Support
  • A suitable demeanour, attitude and presentation to work in a school environment
  • A love of working with children and other people in a team environment
  • A good quality resume and cover letter

Education Assistants undertake many community service work tasks including but not limited to:

  • Working with parents and guardians on a daily basis
  • Assisting with case management (IEPs and IBPs)
  • Organising community events such as excursions and fetes
  • Assisting vulnerable groups of people such as low-socio economic
  • Ensuring abuse and neglect is reported to supervisors
  • Obtaining funding such as grants from government departments or local businesses
  • Organising and assisting with events such as art displays
  • Working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Assisting with a range of disabilities and disorders
  • Researching and informing clients of support services and networks
  • Liaising with community groups
  • Liaising with specialist case workers such as psychologists and teachers
  • Managing behaviour and learning
  • Planning activities and creating resources

Education assistants often work with children with disabilities including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Processing disorders
  • Developmental delay disorders
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Mental health
  • Fragile X
  • Downs Syndrome

It is generally easy to find casual and part time work as an education assistant by putting your name down at all schools in your local area. This often leads to more permanent employment. Many education assistants work part time.

When looking for work, don’t forget special needs schools which are schools within the main school that even have their own Principal, teachers and administration staff. Over 90% of people who enrol in a course to become an education assistant are female and are often mothers who are looking for family friendly work hours.

Depending on the course and level, education assistants learn the following:

  • Safety including duty of care laws
  • Education policy and regulations
  • Supporting students literacy and numeracy learning
  • Instructional techniques (how to help students learn)
  • Techniques for working with a diverse range of people
  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Developmental domains such as cognitive, language and social development
  • Basics of and techniques for working with specific disabilities and disorders
  • Creating activities and basic planning
  • Working with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Behaviour Plans (IBPs)
  • Early Years Learning Framework implementation

Working in the education sector is challenging, rewarding and is a never ending learning curve. Rarely will you be bored working as an education assistant as each day presents a new challenge.

If you would like more information, please speak to one of our student advisors.

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support is your passport to a new and exciting career. Structured for adult learners who want to get working sooner rather than later. The Certificate III in Education Support covers topics such as literacy, positive support, learning styles, multiple intelligences, reading and writing development and disabilities. After completing the Certificate III in Education Support you could be employed as an education assistant, teacher aide, school support officer, integration aide, teacher assistant or education support worker. With interest free payment options, unlimited support and a high graduation rate - FTTA is the best place to start your new career. Enrol in the Certificate III in Education Support today and get started.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Topics in this qualification may include: literacy, positive support, learning styles, multiple intelligences, reading and writing development and disabilities.

Graduates may find employment as a: education assistant, teacher aide, school support officer, integration aide, teacher assistant or education support worker.

Students are required to complete 100 hours of voluntary or paid work in a registered and approved school such as a high school or primary school. Placements can be completed in a block or over a period of time such as 1-2 shifts per week.

Classes may be available for this course. See website for latest details.

Distance students can enrol at any time. Students follow a structured learning and assessment pathway and have full access to an allocated trainer for any assistance that may be required.

All courses include free access to the online portal, resources, access to short courses and unlimited support. All students receive unlimited support from their allocated trainer who can be contacted by email, phone or face to face.

If you would like more information, please speak to one of our student advisors.

Certificate IV in CHC40213 Education Support

The CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support is your passport to a new and exciting career. Structured for adult learners who want to get working sooner rather than later. The Certificate IV in Education Support covers topics such as disabilities, disorders, duty of care, positive support, active listening, motivation, developmental delays, and autism. After completing the Certificate IV in Education Support you could be employed as a special needs assistant, education assistant, AIEO, integration aide, teacher assistant or education support worker. With interest free payment options, unlimited support and a high graduation rate - FTTA is the best place to start your new career. Enrol in the Certificate IV in Education Support today and get started.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Topics in this qualification may include: disabilities, disorders, duty of care, positive support, active listening, motivation, developmental delays, and autism.

Graduates may find employment as a: special needs assistant, education assistant, AIEO, integration aide, teacher assistant or education support worker.

Students are required to complete 100 hours of voluntary or paid work in a registered and approved school such as a high school or primary school. Placements can be completed in a block or over a period of time such as 1-2 shifts per week.

Classes may be available for this course. See website for latest details.

Distance students can enrol at any time. Students follow a structured learning and assessment pathway and have full access to an allocated trainer for any assistance that may be required.

All courses include free access to the online portal, resources, access to short courses and unlimited support. All students receive unlimited support from their allocated trainer who can be contacted by email, phone or face to face.

If you would like more information, please speak to one of our student advisors or you can enrol using our online enrolment form at ftta.com.au.

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