Introduction to Teacher Aiding

Course code 4971

  Course is not currently open for enrolment

This course has seven modules which cover

  • How schools work
  • Teaching and learning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Child development
  • Learning support strategies
  • Working with children
  • Working professionally

This course also includes at least 5 hours on-job time per week over your study period.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Topics covered include

  • Requirements of schools; policies and procedures; school structure, organisation and resourcing; roles and responsibilities.
  • The New Zealand Curriculum; curriculum delivery; the teacher aide’s role in supporting curriculum delivery.
  • Communication; intercultural and teamwork skills.
  • Observing children; developmental stages; similarities and differences between children.
  • The learning environment; relating to children; adapting learning tasks; teaching and learning approaches; behaviour guidance.
  • Knowing your learners; learning needs; working with individuals and groups; planning, taking and evaluating learning sessions.
  • Professional practice; self-care strategies; professional guidelines; professional development.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course