What is this course all about?

If you thrive on daily challenges and rewards, working with children with special needs will always deliver. This qualification will give you the skills to work with children with special learning and physical needs in school. Learn to manage challenging behaviours, assist in classroom management, special education processes and techniques and more.

This qualification taught by Swan TAFE lecturers who are knowledgeable and experienced from working in the teaching. They maintain links to employers and organisations to ensure training is up-to-date and industry relevant. You will have the opportunity to practice your skills in a school environment through work experience that is part of this qualification. Swan TAFE students graduate job-ready and are popular with employers.

What are the course outcomes & career opportunities?

Diploma of Teacher Assistant

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a teacher's assistant for children with special needs.

Where can I study this course?

 
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Surrounded by the Blackadder and Woodbridge creeks in the heart of Perth’s Swan Valley region you’ll find Polytechnic West’s Midland campus, delivering the widest range of Polytechnic West courses.
Campus:
Midland Campus
What is the study commitment?
Full time, Part time, External study available
What is the course duration?
One semester full-time
What sort of course is it?
Award - Study full-time and/or part-time to gain a qualification
Study mode
FULL-TIME PART-TIME EXTERNAL FLEXIBLE
What do I learn?
Certificate IV in Teacher Assistant (Special Needs) PSC - Full-time as at 12/2/09
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The Armadale Campus is the most southerly of all of Polytechnic West's six major campuses, and also supports the specialist Equine Centre. In addition, there is a small annex in the centre of Armadale. The campus offers community courses that complement the needs of the people who work and live in the district. Armadale also offers accredited qualifications in Business and Information Technology, Media, Community Services, Childcare, and Education Support.
Campus:
Armadale Campus
What is the study commitment?
Full time, Part time, External study available
What is the course duration?
One semester full-time
What sort of course is it?
Award - Study full-time and/or part-time to gain a qualification
Study mode
FULL-TIME PART-TIME EXTERNAL FLEXIBLE
What do I learn?
Certificate IV in Teacher Assistant (Special Needs) PSC - Full-time as at 12/2/09
Apply now for fulltime study

What are the entrance requirements?

How much does this course cost?

Students from overseas, please check http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/international for the course costs. 

For Australian citizens (and / or permanent residents) residing in Western Australia: 

Polytechnic West’s estimated fees for 2014 are now available at the following link: http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/pwa/future-students-1/fees-charges/

Students in Diploma and above qualifications may be assisted through having access to a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET FEE-HELP scheme, if they are a Citizen of Australia (OR on a Permanent Humanitarian Visa and resident in Australia for the duration of the course).

Concessions will continue to be available for eligible courses at certificate levels I through to IV. Eligible students include holders of either a health care or pensioner concession card, recipients of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY, or Youth Allowance, and young people aged 15 to 17 years.

These fees were current as at August 2013. More detailed information is available here 
        (webapps.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/pwa/docs/Enrolment_Fees_and_Charges.pdf) 

Important dates for applicants are here 
        (http://s3.amazonaws.com/pwafiles/Web+Uploads/Dates+handout+slip.pdf)

The best way to apply for entry to a full-time course is to apply online at :

 tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

or alternatively you may complete an Application Form which is available at any TAFE college or the Career Development Centre.

If you miss the dates, are unsure of meeting the entry requirements, or are in financial difficulty, contact (08) 9267 7500 for advice on options.

APPLICATION FEES
FIRST SEMESTER INTAKE
You do not have to pay an application fee if you apply by the first closing date in November of the year prior to studying.
Changes of preference are free of charge.
If you apply after the first closing date in November you will have to pay a single non-refundable fee of $75.
Applications submitted without the required fee (where applicable) will be returned.

SECOND SEMESTER INTAKE
It is free to apply for full-time studies in second semester.
No late applications are accepted.
Changes of preference are free of charge.

APPLICATION DATES

APPLICATIONS TO STUDY FULL-TIME IN FIRST SEMESTER OF 2010:

September 04, 2009     Applications available to study full-time in first semester of 2010.

October 16, 2009     Final closing date for courses requiring a folio to be submitted.  No applications for these courses are accepted after this date.

November 13, 2009     First closing date for applications to be considered in the first round of offers. A late fee of $75.00 applies to all applications after this date.

December 09, 2009     Final closing date for late applications to be considered in the first round of offers.

January 15, 2010     Closing date for applications to be considered in the second round of offers.

January 20, 2010     First round offer letters issued.

February 01, 2010     Second round offer letters issued.


APPLICATIONS TO STUDY FULL-TIME IN SECOND SEMESTER OF 2010 (MID-YEAR):
(Not all qualifications are offered in the second semester)

May 04, 2010      Applications available to study full-time commencing mid-year in 2010.

May 28, 2010      Applications for courses requiring a folio close.

June 09, 2010      All other applications to study full-time commencing mid-year in 2010 close.

June 25, 2010     Mid-year offer letters posted out.

Application Forms and supporting documents [copies of school reports, other qualifications and evidence of work experience] can be lodged at any TAFE campus or mailed to the TAFE Admissions Centre address on the back of the Application Form.

First semester runs from February to June (approx); second semester runs from July to December (approx).

Students wanting to enrol in bridging/access programs apply directly to the college, not TAFE Admissions.

TAFE Admissions contacts successful applicants by letter with details of enrolment dates.

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Course Info: (08) 9267 7500
General Enquiries: (08) 9267 7777

PO Box 1336
Midland WA 6936

Email: info.centre@polytechnic.wa.edu.au