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7147 - Certificate IV In Teacher Assistant (Special Needs)
 -Delivery Information
Study Mode:- Evening Classes
 - Face to Face
 - Part-time
Study Plans:PSC 7147 - Rockingham Campus - To achieve 7147 Certificate IV in Teacher Assistant (Special Needs) - 51782, a total of 14 units of competency must be completed. This comprises: - 7 core units - 7 elective units

 -About This Course
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist the teaching staff in schools and provide care and supervision for children with special learning and physical needs from kindergarten to Year 12. You will learn skills to manage challenging behaviours, assist in the classroom management and enhance the inclusion of children with special needs. You will also learn about special education processes and techniques. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

At Challenger TAFE, the delivery  for 7147 Certificate IV in Teacher Assistant (Special Needs)  51782 is aimed at people already working as a Teacher Assistant, so it should be possible to complete the work placement requirements on the job.

 -Entrance Requirements
Specific course prerequisites:      [must complete at least one of the following]
- 7055 - TEACHER ASSISTANT (51196)
- 7148 - TEACHER ASSISTANT (51779)
Technical prerequisites:
- A Federal Police Clearance, Working with Children Check and Education Department criminal record check is required prior to work placement and employment in schools.

More information about the entrance requirements is available here
 -University Pathways

Our University Pathways page shows what courses and careers are available upon receiving your qualification, both at South Metropolitan TAFE and at University. 

Additionally, you also get to see an example of what kinds of jobs each qualification level prepares you for should you instead choose to enter the workforce.


 -Further Information

For further information on qualification details, qualification costs, enrolment procedures and alternative ways of meeting
entrance requirements, please contact:
Client Contact Centre
Challenger Institute of Technology
Ph: (08) 9239 8189
Email: info@challenger.wa.edu.au
Website: www.challenger.wa.edu.au

 Telephone: (08) 9239 8189

 -How to Apply

Detailed information on applying and enrolling in courses at South Metropolitan TAFE can be found on the Enrolments page.


 -Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have work related skills and experience, but don’t have a qualification or award to confirm it, then you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

RPL can help you fast track your way to a nationally recognised qualification, or part of a qualification, without having to study areas in which you can already prove your competence. This option can be discussed with South Metropolitan TAFEs Career Development Centre prior to enrolment. Further information can be found at our Recognition of Prior Learning page.



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