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University Preparation Course (Education Assistant: Special Needs)
This course will develop high level classroom support skills for students entering educational settings as education assistants in the area of special needs. Skills will be developed over four units of study, which will enable students to work with learners with a wide range of specific learning needs. Students will develop knowledge, skills and an understanding of the classroom, as well as curriculum support skills required to work as an educational assistant with special needs learners in educational contexts from kindergarten to secondary level.
Specific disabilities to be investigated will include learning, intellectual and physical disabilities. Professional skills and knowledge included in this course will increase students' academic writing, referencing and professional presentation skills to support entry to university.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
Classes for this course are delivered over weekends.
Semester 1 applicants: this course commences mid-February.
Semester 2 applicants: this course commences mid-July.
Additional Course Information
This course will require students to spend one day per week on a workplace experience in the final unit. Students will be placed in an educational setting working with learners with special education needs.
All students will be required to submit a National Policel History Check from the Department of Education WA.
Any students aged 18 or over will also need to supply a Working with Children Check from the Department of Child Protection WA.
Please refer to the School of Education for more information.
Australian Citizens, holders of humanitarian or permanent visas and New Zealand citizens who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit/s of study are normally eligible for Commonwealth funding, making the course free, with no up-front or deferred tuition fees.