Foundational Learning Support and Disability Workshop for Teacher Aides

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury

Posted: 01 December 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAF9A

This introductory workshop for teacher aides is designed to build professional capability across a wide range of learning support and disability areas.

A key strength of the course is the linking of theory to everyday situations, with a focus on the development of easy to implement practical strategies for inclusive classroom settings.

Why you should complete the course

Your role as a teacher aide is integral to the success of the ākonga you support. This course is designed for newly appointed teacher aides and for those who have limited experience in the role. 

Course outline

A full-day workshop on child wellbeing, teamwork, learning and behaviour, and culturally responsive practice and disability. You will learn with and from the other teacher aides, as well as getting feedback from your facilitator. 


Brenda Ellis is our learning support expert, with specialist knowledge and expertise. She recently joined Evaluation Associates from Salisbury School (a national residential school in Nelson for young people with complex needs). Brenda brings her years of hands-on experience to this empowering course. 

2021 course information

This course is held each term in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Intakes are limited to 20 participants and will fill quickly, so be sure to register as early as possible.

Cost:  $350 per person, plus GST

You may also be interested in our 12-week learning support and disability course for teacher aides. Read more about it here.

Course funding

Teacher aides currently working in schools can apply to the Ministry of Education Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund to attend this course. The pilot fund will meet the course costs for successful applications and up to $500 per person for travel and/or accommodation as required.

Events summary


16 February 2021 – 16 February 2021


23 February 2021 – 23 February 2021


19 February 2021 – 19 February 2021