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When you are completing the online enrolment for your course you will be able to access the Workplace Support Reference form.
This is a form which the school fills out to say that you are able to do your practical hours in the school, that they have carried out a police vet on you and when you can start in the school. Your enrolment will not be finalised until we have this.
Yes, but you need to talk to the programme leader before you enrol. Call us on freephone 0508 650 200 to be connected to the programme leader.
No, you can be a volunteer.
No, the hours only count while you are doing each course. This is so you can complete the assignments.
Yes, you must be working in a school (either paid work or volunteering) at least 5 hours a week while you are studying the qualification. This will need to be verified by your school at the end of 4971 Introduction to Teacher Aiding and again at the end of the four elective courses.
Not easily as the course has a school-based focus. If you want to do some of your workplace experience in an early childhood education centre please call us on freephone 0508 650 200 so we can connect you with the programme leader to talk about your options.
We recommend you plan your study around the School terms so you can complete the in-classroom workplace requirements. We advise students not to start 4971 Introduction to Teacher Aiding in December or January as schools are closed.
There is no minimum requirement but you should allow at least 2 terms.
The enrolment period for each course is 32 weeks, but the last assignment is due by week 28.
You must complete 4971 - Introduction to Teacher Aiding first before enrolling in the four elective courses that make up the remainder of the qualification.
It depends on the course content and level. Please contact us freephone 0508 650 200 or by email at email@example.com with information on what courses you want to cross credit and we will talk to the programme leader about your options.
Yes, when you start the elective courses.
No, you can stagger the elective courses.
Yes, you will need to spend 2-3 hours a week to become familiar with the Library systems.
Yes, you must have access to a student learning English as a second language.
This may depend on the workplace where you are gaining experience. Have a talk to your school and think about what will be useful to you in the future.