Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support)

For teachers outside the wider Sydney metropolitan region, attendance at the evening workshops is available via online meeting software. These workshops will examine in detail the theories, policies and practices that promote quality literacy and numeracy learning outcomes for students identified as experiencing difficulties learning in a mainstream classroom environment, across a range of Key Learning Areas. Specific focus will be placed on teachers working as part of teams to promote individualised programs and processes that assist students with additional learning needs to achieve collaboratively established learning outcomes. Workshop activities and individual learning tasks will promote the integration of theory and practice across a range of settings including early childhood, primary and secondary.

Workshops are held in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney.

Program details

Workshop outlines

Workshop 1 July 21 Introduction. Learning Support: The Context, the Student, and the 'Alterables'
Workshop 2 August 11 Literacy and Numeracy Support: Three Tier Model
Workshop 3 August 18 Managing Behaviour within the Learning Support
Workshop 4 Sptember 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support in the Upper Grades
Workshop 5 September 22 The Big Picture: Learning Support, Collaboration and the Real World

Presenter/academic coordinator

Associate Professor David Evans, Convenor, Special and Inclusive Education, Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Assessment and accreditation

To receive the Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support), teachers must attend and actively participate in all sessions, comprising the (Successful Learning Conference 2016 and five workshops). Successful participants have the option of having this program accredited as one unit of study towards the school's Master of Education (MEd) program, or the shorter Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies levels. This involves submitting an assessment task and an additional fee applies. If interested, please discuss this option further with the academic coordinator.

Fees and registration

Study program Cost per person (including GST)  

Certificate (two-day conference + five workshops)


Optional assessment and postgraduate accreditation

+ $1125 (indicative only)



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