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Do you have a passion for helping children and young people to fulfil their potential through education? Take the next step in your career journey with our online teaching assistant courses.

These flexible learning programmes will give you the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this hugely important and rewarding profession.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our teaching assistant courses, you will complete the following units of study:

    • Skills
    • Barriers
    • Leadership concepts in education
    • Public speaking
    2Learning Principles
    • Teaching strategies
    • Teaching models
    • Learning needs
    3Training Requirements
    • Establishing learning requirements
    4Training Commencement
    • Planning
    • Support
    5Lesson Plan Development
    • Lesson aims
    • Structure of lesson plans
    • Lesson plan writing
    6Assessment and Evaluation
    • Assessments methods
    • Evaluation of training programs
    7Teaching Materials
    • Audio-visual
    • Props
    • Effective teaching aids
    8Personal Tutorials
    • Tutorial sessions
    • Motivation for learning
    9Motivational Skills & Techniques
    • Motivational theories
    • Improving motivation
    10Training Promotion
    • Persuasion
    11Lessons & Lesson Plans
    • Student needs identification
    • Structuring lessons
    • Developing lesson plans
    12Education Methodologies
    • Teacher-centred learning
    • Student-centred learning
    • Competency-based training
    • Problem-based learning
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our teaching assistant courses online. For example, you will:

    • Fast track your career as a teaching assistant
    • Study a course that has been designed in collaboration with senior members of the education profession
    • Have control over how quickly you graduate
    • Save time and money by learning remotely
    • Have your own personal tutor
    • Receive a 10% discount on your course fee by paying upfront, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Experience the many advantages of our teaching aide course for yourself by enrolling today!

  • Career Prospects

    It is hard to overstate the importance of teaching assistants in the education of children and young people. Working in this profession, you will help teachers to create learning environments that are engaging and fun, and help students to get the very most from their lessons. Together with the teachers you work with, you will affect hundreds of lives, making a vital contribution to young people’s development.

    There will always be a need for teachers and teaching assistants, so this is also a solid career path.

    A varied profession

    You could specialise in a number of different areas as a teaching assistant. For example, you might decide to work in any of the following settings:

    • Preschools
    • Primary schools
    • High schools
    • After school programmes
    • Community centres

    There are also the options of working in mainstream education or special needs schools. And while some teaching assistants work very closely with students, others perform more administrative tasks, such as preparing lessons and grading assessments.

    Day-to-day tasks can include:

    • Helping teachers to prepare lesson equipment and materials, and clearing away after lessons
    • Working with individual pupils and groups to help them stay engaged and focused
    • Watching and reporting students’ progress to teachers
    • Helping to ensure classrooms are safe environments
    • Assisting teachers to manage class behaviour
    • Caring for students who are upset or unwell
    • Leading classes, with help from teachers
    • Supervising outings, sports events and other activities
  • Course Levels Explained


    Our teaching assistant course leads to the awarding of a Diploma. This qualification recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Graduates typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our teaching aide course.

    So, if you want to help support and inspire students as they learn, simply register for this learning programme today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete this course within 24 weeks.

    Enrolling on an ICI teaching assistant course allows you to determine your own timetable. If you want to graduate quickly, you can complete the course in a matter of months. Alternatively, you can take your time. We allow up to three years to finish our teaching aide learning programme.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our entire teaching assistant course is carried out online via distance learning. This approach, also referred to as correspondence learning, puts you in total control. With no assignment deadlines, you get to dictate the pace of your studies. This is particularly important if you have to fit your learning around other commitments such as family or work.

    You can decide when and where you study, giving you the freedom to learn wherever you are in the world. And to support you throughout the course, you will have access to your own personal tutor. With online learning, you won’t have the expense and inconvenience of having to travel to attend lessons in person.

    Our teaching assistant course has also been designed to be highly relevant and engaging, making it easy to stay focused throughout.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    Our teaching assistant course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC) and the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). ICI courses are not AQF qualifications. ICI is an independent global awarding body that develops and administers career-related curriculum and training programs. When you graduate from an ICI training program you join ICI graduates in over 150 countries around the world.

    ICI is a member of Adult Learning Australia (ALA). ALA is the national peak body for the Adult and Community Education fields. ALA has both organizational and individual members in all States and Territories who reflect the diversity of adult and community education. ALA is primarily funded by a project grant from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

    Like all ICI learning programmes, it takes a highly practical approach. Going far beyond simply the theory, it will give you the key practical knowledge and skills you need to flourish in this career.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in education? This course is for you. It will help you to consolidate any knowledge you already have and build on it to enhance your capabilities. Completing this learning programme is one of the most practical steps you can take to advance your career in this dynamic field.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the learning programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online teaching assistant course are included in the course fee. When you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications as a teaching assistant
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (for example: John Smith, DipTeachA)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Service Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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$49 x 32 weeks
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in education – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.