There are many students who have difficulties learning to read, write or do math for a variety of reasons – behavioural, emotional and development – and need attention beyond the regular scope of teaching instruction and curriculum.
The Certificate of Education Support – Learning Difficulties is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to support students with learning difficulties in all developmental domains.
You will learn how to identify the stages of physical, social and emotional development required for each phase of development in the curriculum and how to support the development of students using appropriate strategies, materials and resources. You will also gain an understanding of the cognitive and language development stages and discover a range of developmental issues that impact on learning.
On completion of this education support course you will have acquired the knowledge and skills required to deal with difficult behaviours, promote cooperative behaviour and contribute to the inclusion of all students in the classroom.
Unit 1 - Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
Stages of physical development
Strategies materials and resources
Physical development concerns
Motor skills disorders
Gross motor dysfunctions
Social and emotional development
C R C approach
External factors and triggers
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cognitive and language development
SODAS decision-making process
Specific learning difficulties
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Visual Processing Disorders (VPDs)
Expressive language disorder
Learning styles and abilities
Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Cultural or linguistic backgrounds
Linguistic language programs
English as Second Language (ESL) programs
Working with indigenous students
Unit 2- Work with students in need of additional support
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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W. Jiang, Wolli Creek, NSW | Certificate of Education Support – Learning Difficulties | September 2020
It was easy, efficient and well thought out.
R. Drost, Hurstbridge, VIC | Certificate of Education Support – Learning Difficulties | September 2020
I have enjoyed expanding my knowledge on learning difficulties in and outside of the classroom. I look forward to using this acquired knowledge to further support children and teachers I have the privilege of working with on a daily basis to help achieve the best possible outcomes.
S.Plaquet, Barmera, SA | Certificate of Education Support- Learning Difficulties | October 2020
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.