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Teacher Aide Course Mackay

Learn about FTTA’s government subsidised education support courses in Mackay

Teacher Aide Course in the Mackay region


Australia’s most popular teacher aide course now available in Mackay with government subsidised courses from $50.


Completing a teacher aide course in Mackay is the first step towards a rewarding career in a local primary or high school. A teacher aide course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively help Mackay schoolteachers and students with learning, behaviour and other tasks required for the effective operation of a busy, dynamic classroom.


Female adult student sitting at desk in decorated lower year classroom.

You could be in this picture soon! The fun and exciting work of a teacher aide never ends. Pictured: FTTA student on placement in a local school.


FTTA offers 3 teacher aide courses to people living in the Mackay region of QLD. We’ll look at each of these qualifications and the key topics you’ll learn in each. The first two are individual courses and can be government subsidised ($50 co-contribution fee for concessional students or $100 for standard enrolments subject to eligibility). The third is our teacher aide combo which is perfect for anyone not eligible for a government funded place (such as if you have competed a higher-level course).


1) CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support


This is the entry-level teacher aide course (both in Queensland and across Australia). In this teacher assistant course, you’ll learn key skills such as how to:

  • provide numeracy and literacy support to students,
  • facilitate play-based learning activities,
  • implement best practice support for one-on-one and small group work,
  • help to manage the logistical and operational needs of the class, and
  • how to effectively deal with student behavioural issues.

You can learn more about what teacher aides do in Queensland here (FTTA article) and here (government article).


Once you complete the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, you’ll have the ability to be an effective teacher’s aide in a mainstream Mackay primary and/or high schools, such as:

2) CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support


This teacher aide course is often referred to as the ‘special needs course’. In other words, you should choose this course if you’d like to work in schools (or classrooms) that cater for students with special needs such as neurological disorders, behavioural disorders and learning disorders. Working in these positions usually requires the higher qualification and therefore results in a slightly higher pay point than staff who work with students who do not have a disability or disorder. This course opens more doors as the majority of teacher aide jobs in Mackay are for work with special needs students.


Completing the CHC40213 teacher aide course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to work effectively in a special school such as the Mackay District Special School. However, graduates of this course can find work in any school as they are the highest qualified teacher aides and will potentially find work easier due to being better qualified than most applicants (who usually hold the lower level CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support).


Female teacher aide showcasing equipment used for science experiments and to teach measurement (volume of containers).

You could be doing this very soon! FTTA student enjoys her final hours of placement before finishing her nationally recognised course. Well done!


3) Our teacher combo


For those not eligible for funding, this popular teacher aide course combines the above Certificate III and Certificate IV courses in Education Support. It therefore provides you with the skills to work as a teacher aide with all Mackay primary and high school students (both those in mainstream schools as well as those with special needs). Having this combined qualification maximises your employability. This program is cost effective (compared to paying for two courses – saving over $1500) and takes only a little more time than completing a single course.


You might be wondering how much it costs for a teacher aide qualification in Mackay. Depending on your situation and the course you choose, the cost can be as little as $50. That’s because some teacher aide courses are subsidised by the government.


You also might be wondering how you’ll find the time to attend and complete a teacher aide course. You don’t have to worry about that because our FTTA courses come to you, wherever you are in Mackay! We offer all our teacher aide courses to Mackay residents via distance learning, so you can study at a time that suits you. We provide our teacher aide students with all of the resources they need to complete their course online.


To learn more about whether studying online is right for you we recommend this article: Teacher aide course online: is it right for you?


However, personal support is always readily available via a phone call or an email to one of our experienced teacher aide trainers. Our live webinars are also a great way of getting some face to face time and interacting with other students from all across Australia. You’ll also gain practical experience in a Mackay school via the 100 hours of work placement that is a compulsory requirement of all teacher aide courses in Australia (at least the nationally recognised qualifications). This requirement is for both the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support and the CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.


Here are a few other tips to help you join the 80% and more of FTTA students who successfully completed their teacher aide course in the last decade or so:

  • be organised from the outset and develop a study routine,
  • set yourself realistic goals including micro-goals, and
  • enjoy your learning journey!

For more tips and advice, read our collection of informative articles or view our range of videos. Feel free to also contact us here at FTTA directly with any questions you have about our courses if you want to become a teacher aide in Mackay.

OUR RESEARCH-BASED TEACHER AIDE COURSES

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support & CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

INTRODUCTORY COURSE

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

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

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SPECIAL NEED'S COURSE

CHC40213 Certificate IV in 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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AUSTRALIA'S MOST POPULAR TEACHER AIDE COURSES

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support & CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

1 IN 2 CHOOSE FTTA

1 in 2 study the CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support with FTTA.

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

Live webinars, regular tutorials, phone and email support.

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

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

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

LEARN MORE

SPECIAL NEED'S COURSE

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

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

LEARN MORE

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.

LEARN MORE

SAMPLE RESOURCES

Sample course resources and materials

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

LEARN MORE

ABOUT US

With more than 5000 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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