What Teacher Aides say about ATA
'I highly recommend becoming an ATA member. The website has a lot of great resources and the webinars are fantastic. Best money I have spent on a membership.' - Kylie Johnston, Briagolong Primary School, Victoria
'I have to say this is a fantastic website and provides some excellent learning resources for those of us who support students with learning disabilities in mainstream classrooms. After 15 years as a long term temporary employee as a School Learning Support Officer in NSW Public Schools, this is the first time I've seen such a comprehensive and informative website that provides vital resources and professional development opportunities targeted specifically for Teachers Aides! I'll be sure to share this with my colleagues! ' - Lisa Thrupp, NSW Department of Education
'I am so glad that I found this beneficial organisation. I think it is wonderful, and even after fifteen years as a teacher assistant in a secondary school, I am learning so much. I am grateful to have this opportunity to learn and to up-skill. Thank you.' - Debbie Minchin, St Mary of the Angels Secondary College, Victoria
'I just had a good look through the website and it is great. I found the Community Classrooms conversation to be very informative and I actually took notes. I will be showing them to my teacher in charge of learning support tomorrow . I believe she will be very interested as this covers problems we see many times a day in the classroom. I work with many disengaged students. I am looking forward to doing the first workbook on Behaviour Management.' - Kris Fitzgerald, Maleny State HIgh School, Queensland
Are you a teacher aide in Queensland, a school learning support officer in Victoria, or a teaching assistant in Western Australia?
Whichever title you use to describe your job, and where ever you work, we know that support staff all have one thing in common, and that is your commitment to helping children of all ages and abilities to reach their potential. Our TA members tell us that they love their jobs, but that there is rarely enough time to meet with teachers. Sometimes TAs just want time to be able to talk about the work they do, and get help with some of the many skills needed to support students.
With ATA professional learning resources, you can learn about the student support skills that are relevant to your role. All of our resources are online, and available to you anytime, anywhere.
ATA resources are designed with the support role in mind. No longer do you need to sit through long teacher PDs, and try to sift through the bits that are useful to your job. Simply select the PD that suits you, from our extensive library of online resources. Programs are skills based and practical, on topics our members have asked for, such as literacy, numeracy, behaviour, disability and technology.
Tracking your PD
All members have access to a personal portal to keep track of PD, including Certificates of Completion. This is really helpful when it is time for performance and development reviews, as all PD records are in the one place.
Professional Learning Community - MyPLC
Of course your day isn't only about having the skills you need to do your job well, it is also about your wellbeing! We know that your days are busy, and can be challenging, rewarding, and sometimes frustrating. With our professional learning community, MyPLC, you can now 'meet' with TAs from around Australia, and use our private network to share ideas, solve problems or just have a chat.
Education Support Students
We even offer a greatly discounted membership for students currently studying Education Support qualifications at Registered Training Organisations because we want you to get the best start to your paraprofessional career.
Ready to JOIN? We can't wait to welcome you!