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CHC30213 CERTIFICATE III IN EDUCATION SUPPORT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Don’t skimp on investing in your education! An investment in your own education, pays far greater dividends that any other type of investment

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18 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEACHER’S AIDE COURSES

We have done the research and put together 18 things that we think you should know before enrolling in a teacher’s aide course in Australia. These helpful hints will ensure that you know everything that you need to know, so you can enrol with the provider that best suits your needs.

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10 STEPS TO BECOMING A TEACHER AIDE

We’ve surveyed our students, trainers and schools, analysed the data and have come up with 10 simple ways to significantly improve your chances of finding a teacher’s aide job – sooner rather than later.

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WHAT DO TEACHER’S AIDES DO?

Teacher’s aides work in schools assisting teachers and supporting children to learn and develop new skills. They also assist the teacher with administration tasks, behaviour management, planning and developing resources and often work with students with disabilities one-on-one.

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6 CERTIFICATES, QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS FOR TEACHER’S AIDES

This article will summarise the learning opportunities available to teacher’s aides in Australia and includes qualifications, certificates, short courses and self-directed learning.

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HOW MUCH DO TEACHER'S AIDES GET PAID?

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TEACHER'S AIDE COURSE ONLINE: IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU

The ability to study online has been a boon for parents, especially women, who can study at a time that suits them, and don’t need to take time off work or spend money to put children into child care. The average age of our students is 37 and most of them have very busy lives – hence the benefits and popularity of online study cannot be understated.

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TEACHER’S AIDE COURSES: TAFE OR FTTA

We’ll explain the difference between the two main types of providers so you can make an informed decision. We explain the pros and cons of both TAFE and private RTOs, and we’ll provide you will some statistics showing where students are enrolling.

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A GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT FUNDED TEACHER’S AIDE COURSES

We get asked about government funded teacher’s aide courses probably 30-50 times per day. There are some myths around government funding such as the fact that funding doesn’t always mean the course is cheaper. We did the research for you and looked at the government funding currently available in Australia.

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CHC40213 CERTIFICATE IV IN EDUCATION SUPPORT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOWN

The CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support is the higher-level course for those who would like to achieve the highest qualification available for teacher’s aides in Australia.

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EDUCATION ASSISTANT COURSES: A DETAILED GUIDE

Education Assistants, like teacher’s aides or teacher’s assistants as they're more commonly known around Australia, support students in a range of activities normally in the classroom.

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INTEGRATION AIDE COURSES: A DETAILED GUIDE

Integration aides are also known as teacher’s aides or teacher’s assistants. They are employed to support children in schools, including primary schools, high schools, special needs schools and alternative schools such as Montessori and Steiner schools.

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LEARNING SUPPORT OFFICER: A DETAILED GUIDE

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SCHOOL SUPPORT OFFICER COURSES: A DETAILED GUIDE

Working as a school support officer is one of the most rewarding yet challenging careers that you can contemplate undertaking. This is a fantastic career if...

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TEACHER'S ASSISTANT COURSES: A DETAILED GUIDE

Teacher’s assistants are commonly referred to as teacher’s aides, school support officers, education assistants, learning support officers, or any one of a number of other terms commonly used in different parts of Australia.

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TEACHER'S AIDE COURSES PERTH WA

This article was produced in order to answer and discuss many of the common questions that receive from people considering a career as a teacher's aide in Perth Western Australia (also known as Education Assistants).

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TEACHER'S AIDE COURSES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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TEACHER'S AIDE COURSES VICTORIA: A DETAILED GUIDE

In this article, we discuss the common questions from students and those considering a career as a teacher’s aide in Victoria – also known as integration aides...

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TEACHER'S AIDE COURSES IN NEW SOUTH SOUTH WALES: A DETAILED GUIDE

In the past, teacher’s aides were sometimes employed to do menial tasks such as making coffee, storing records and photocopying - those days are long and truly gone.

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TEACHER'S AIDE COURSES IN QUEENSLAND: A DETAILED GUIDE

In this article, we answer the most common questions regarding teacher’s aide courses in Queensland – taken from thousands of enquiries over the years.

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TEACHER'S AIDE COURSES IN MANDURAH AND ROCKINGHAM: A DETAILED GUIDE

Students with the right demeanour, personality and approach combined with a nationally recognised qualification tend to not have issues finding work in the Mandurah and Rockingham area...

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A TEACHER ASSISTANT

The role as an EA is to assist the teacher in one or more tasks. Some experienced EAs may operate their own program with a group of students. Some EAs will be assigned a child with special needs and may take more responsibility for that child in terms of curriculum.

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HOW TO FIND WORK AS A TEACHER ASSISTANT

To maximise your chances of employment, we recommend the following process. Most EAs begin by undertaking relief work. Once you have proved yourself to the school, they will hopefully offer you more permanent work when a position is available.

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TYPES OF SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA

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australian cicurriculum for a teacher assistant

A curriculum is a set of tasks, activities, experiences and outcomes of learning. The curriculum is designed to support students to achieve a desired level of competence. You will need to be aware of the basic structure of the curriculum and how it is used.

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HOW MUCH DO TEACHER ASSISTANTS GET PAID?

The amount that EAs can earn and the conditions of employment will vary from one school to another. Some specialist or leadership roles may attract higher salary. EAs, like teachers and principals, are paid based on the amount of experience they have.

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WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO TEACHER ASSISTANTS NEED

There are multiple levels of qualification including certificates and diplomas. An example is the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support. Most EAs have at least this qualification and often enrol and graduate before beginning paid employment.

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DEALING WITH HAZARDS IN A SCHOOL SETTING

A hazard is the source or situation that has the potential to cause harm, death or damage to a person or to property. You can think of a hazard as the ‘thing’ or object that can hurt someone.

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TEACHER ASSISTANTS AND DUTY OF CARE

As an education assistant, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of students, yourself and your fellow staff members. This extends to all situations where you are supervising children.

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THE TEACHER ASSISTANTS ROLE IN INFECTION CONTROL

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SUPERVISING STUDENTS IN A SCHOOL SETTING

Supervision is the process of observing what is happening around you. In some cases, you will need to supervise children closely whereas in other cases you can give students more freedom.

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A TEACHER ASSISTANT'S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING RISK

Risk refers to the probability of injury, illness or damage resulting from exposure to a hazard. Generally, risks are categorised as either low, medium or high.

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A TEACHER ASSISTANT'S GUIDE TO ASSESSING RISK

The risk matrix is used to assess the level of risk associated with a particular hazard based on the possible consequences. This information can help the user to make better decisions.

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A TEACHER ASSISTANT'S GUIDE TO CONTROLLING RISK

The most efficient way of controlling risks is to eliminate a hazard. The Hierarchy of Control (HOC) is a system which outlines out the best way to deal with a hazard and control the risk.

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A TEACHER ASSISTANT'S GUIDE TO RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING

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DEFINING LITERACY

Before learning how to support students to improve their literacy skills, we need to define literacy. Being literate has is traditionally defined reading and writing to a certain level.

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A TEACHER ASSISTANT'S GUIDE TO LITERACY SUPPORT

As an education assistant, you have the very important role to support literacy development, working with individual students to help them learn and practice.

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HOW TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO READ

Reading is not a natural process. Teachers and education assistants use connected print (whole words/texts as opposed to sounds and letters) to introduce reading to students.

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HOW TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO WRITE

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LEARNING STYLES EXPLAINED

It is important to understand that presenting concepts in different ways can help students who have different learning styles to better learn the new concept or skill.

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Supporting Homework - A no nonsense guide for parents

The topic of homework has always been a contentious issue. Some people argue that children should not be required to do homework at all. Other people believe...

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With more than 4000 graduates, FTTA is the go-to provider for teacher's aide courses. 1 in 2 students choose to study the CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support with FTTA.

              

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