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What will I learn?

Become a qualified Teachers Aid. The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It also allows you to enter one of the fastest growing professions. Students will complete the following units:

  • Communication
  • Learning Principles
  • Training Requirements
  • Training Commencement
  • Lesson Plan Development
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Teaching Materials
  • Personal Tutorials
  • Motivational Skills & Techniques
  • Training Promotion
  • Lessons & Lesson Plans
  • Education Methodologies

Career Prospects

The role of a teacher’s aide is extremely important. A teacher’s aide will assist the teacher in creating a learning environment that’s both engaging and fun for the students. Teachers and teacher’s assistants affect hundreds of lives, in fact; they affect every life they come in contact with. With the correct training and skills, you will also be able to make this an incredibly rewarding contribution to the development of children and young people.

A teacher’s aide provides clerical and teaching support for preschool, elementary, and secondary (high school) school teachers. A teacher’s aide can work very closely with children / young people and help provide teaching support for teachers, while in other instances a teacher’s aide might help with more administrative and clerical tasks such as grading papers or preparing a lesson.

The duties performed by a teacher’s aide can include:

  • Clerical work
  • Supervising lunch / recess
  • Reviewing lessons
  • Providing individual attention
  • Preparing equipment
  • Computer support
  • Recording grades
  • and much more!

Government statistics point towards a favourable outlook for the employment prospects of teacher’s aides. Successful completion of the ICI teacher’s aide program will assist in gaining work in the following places:

  • Pre-school
  • Child care school
  • Schools (primary, elementary, high school)
  • After-school program
  • Community centres

Typical job titles include:

  • Teacher Aide
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Integration Aide

Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

ICI Diploma

This course leads to the awarding of an ICI Diploma of Teaching Assisting. ICI Diploma level courses recognise the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Languages

Study options

Online/Distance (24 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $1,611 for the entire course
Start date

To suit the client/individual

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into course level. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

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