This programme provides sound foundation knowledge, skills and awareness for working with children and young people with special needs. This is highly relevant for people who are interested in working as teacher aides and in supportive and care giving roles for children and young people.
TEA1 Assisting with physical needs assessment and communications in special education
TEA2 Practical and professional skills for disability support
TEA3 Foundation skills for teacher aiding 1
TEA4 Foundation skills for teacher aiding 2
This programme provides sound foundation knowledge, skills and awareness for working with children and young people with special needs. This is highly relevant for people who are interested in working as teacher aides, and in supportive and care giving roles for children and young people.
All applicants will participate in a selection process to demonstrate an aptitude for and interest in teacher aiding such as to provide students with a reasonable chance of success.
Preferably 18 years of age or above. Preferably four years’ secondary education demonstrating likelihood of successful completion of the programme. Preferred school subjects: english, mathematics and/or science.
Over 20 years of age at commencement of programme. Demonstration of likelihood of successful completion of programme.
- Applicants for this programme must sign a declaration confirming they do not have a criminal conviction, or other impediment , that would preclude eligibility for employment in the education sector
- Applicants whose first language is not English or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence of having successfully completed English instruction to a level deemed appropriate by the head of faculty. Evidence may include official transcripts and or recognised English test results such as IELTS and TOEFL.
- Interview candidates may elect to be accompanied by whanau or other support persons, who may speak on behalf of the candidate.
For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed the Certificate in Teacher Aiding they should have for each of the five modules that comprise the programme: Attended for not less than 70% of the timetabled class hours and other activities, completed all practical and theory exercises. Completed all course work requirements. Met the assessment requirements and demonstrated competence in the assessed programme unit standards and locally developed units (90 credits).