Teacher’s Aide Parramatta College

Teacher’s Aide

h1. About the course
Do you want to work as Teacher’s Aide or work in a School Setting, then this course would be the right choice for you. Teacher’s Aides play a pivotal role in children’s development. Therefore, this course designed to prepare participants working within an education environment to support students and qualified educators. Moreover, the course is ideal for who wants to kick start their career in entry level positions in education environments including schools, kindergartens, preschools, school age care or other education environment. Aide’s provide assistance and support to teachers and also responsible for supervising and facilitating children’s activities inside the classroom as well as outside during playtime. The course is expected to meet the training needs involve working effectively with students include managing behaviour, supporting student development, and learning within curriculum framework, working with diverse people, follow legal and ethical framework, child protection etc. It also covers all the necessary skills, techniques, strategies required to contribute to students learning and development needs in school setting involving feedback skills, best questioning techniques, assist teachers for smooth operational needs in classroom or in educational setting.

You have twelve months to complete this course from the date of commencement.

h1. Looking for Government funding?
NSW Government subsidy may be available for eligible participants when enrolling into the course. Please call 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au to assess your eligibility for subsidised fee. If you are seeking funding, please do not enrol online and contact our office.

h1. How much I will be paying if I am not qualified for the Government Subsidy?
The course price is $1,250.00. If you refer a person, you and your referral will also receive referral discount.

h1. Prerequisites
All practical tasks must be completed in workplace or in a school setting. Therefore, students are responsible to find volunteer placements or paid work placements.

Whilst there are no prerequisites for this course, it is expected that you have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills and computer skills to be able to interact with peers, trainers and completing assessments using a computer either in the classroom, at home or at your workplace.

h1. This course includes the following units of competency:
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour

h1. Delivery Strategies
This course will be delivered in a face-to-face classroom-based environment with a qualified and skilled trainer and the self-paced journey for a thorough understanding of the competency requirements and to prepare for the assessments. Learning strategies include role play, case study, demonstrations, lectures, and classroom activities etc. All participants will be supported by our qualified and skilled team throughout their learning journey.

h1. Assessment Strategies
Assessments for this qualification include both formative and summative assessments which involve a variety of activities including knowledge questions, case studies, presentations, projects, demonstration, observations etc. All participants will be supported by our qualified and skilled team throughout their learning journey.

h1. Resource Requirements
Learner manuals will be provided. This course requires the use of computer and internet either in the classroom or at the students’ home or workplace to research the relevant legislations, industry standards and to develop relevant workplace documents.

h1. What if I find that the course is not suitable for me?
Please read the course outline to see this course is right for you. Please contact Esther Kelly Course Co-Ordinator Estherk@parramattacollege.edu.au for any further information. Refer to The Student Handbook via www.parramattacollege.edu.au or you can contact the college on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au for a copy of the Student Handbook.

How much work is involved in completing the course?

Please note assessments for this course involve significant work both during and after the sessions. 10 to 15 hours of study is expected every week. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments in each unit of competency. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission, you may choose to undertake a gap tutorial, which will attract further fee.

h1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you believe you already have skills and experience relevant to the competencies of this course, please let the trainer know for a recognition. Please note that applying for RPL may not automatically result in the issuing of the skill set. In case of any gaps found, you will be advised of those gaps and asked to provide further evidence against your RPL claim. If you are still considered Not Yet Competent (NYC), you may be offered a tutorial for those gaps

h1. Competency outcome
On successful completion of all the assessments, you will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment from CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support.

h1. Career Pathways
After successful completion of this course, you may choose to pursue the following opportunities:
• Complete the CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support
• Support worker in education setting
• Teacher’s Aide

Please note that the Parramatta College does not guarantee employment.

h1. More information
Please feel free to contact our friendly enrolment officers on 02 9687 2072 to discuss more about the course or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au. If you would like to talk to an expert, please reach out to our Course Coordinator at Estherk@parramattacollege.edu.au

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in School Based Education Support CHC30221.
  • Support responsible student behaviour (CHCEDS061)
  • Contribute to student education in all developmental domains (CHCEDS035)
  • Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students (CHCEDS059)
  • Work effectively with students and colleagues (CHCEDS060)
  • Support the development of numeracy skills (CHCEDS037)
  • Support the development of literacy and oral language skills (CHCEDS036)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.