Autism New Zealand
LinedIn Add to gCal Add to Outlook

Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides

Monday 9th October 4:00pm - Monday 27th November 5:00pm NZDT
Please note this course will be starting on Monday the 9th of October at 4:00pm and will be delivered every following Monday at 4:00pm until the last session on Monday the 27th of November. Duration of each session is 1 hour. 
The course "Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides" has finished

Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides provides practical strength-based strategies which support inclusion, and provides PLD to:

• Provide more effective general classroom support, to eliminate or minimise distress

• Provide additional support (e.g., behavioural or pastoral)

• Respect and accommodate language, heritage, and cultures in a multicultural  environment.

Our Programme

Teacher aides can apply for professional learning that supports the development of their skills and knowledge in a way that contributes to the vision of their school or kura and the learning needs of students and ākonga. Click here for further information on the Ministry of Education website.

Course Objectives
• Adapt activities to assist students to stay on task and promote learning by using their      strengths and interests

• Establish and strengthen relationships with tamariki. Adapting communication styles to  suit individuals.

• Use visuals to encourage independence, participation and contribution

• Implement social stories to nurture self-esteem, provide information and help with    understanding

• Understand emotional regulation and recognise expressions of distress

• Develop co-regulation strategies to diffuse situations which may cause anxiety.


"A brilliant course, it should be rolled out as compulsory PD in schools.”

“I found the modules easy to access & the videos to support each module were amazingly recent with practical ideas that backed up the readings & research.”

“I loved the zoom meetings. The presenters were knowledgeable & practical with their suggestions & advice. They were non-judgemental & able to extend our understanding with real life examples & tips.”


1. Agree with your supervisor on what professional learning you wish to undertake and seek approval to apply.

2. Set up an ESL (Educator Sector Logon). Fill in the online application form.

3. The Ministry of Education receives and processes the application.

4. When your application is approved you and your principal or tumuaki will receive notification of the approval. Principals and tumuaki are asked to contact the Ministry if they do not endorse the original application.

5. Once the Ministry of Education approves your application, you can register for the Autism New Zealand PLD

6. Your school or kura sends an invoice to the Ministry for attendance time, travel and accommodation after the PLD is complete.


The Ministry of Education will be invoiced $600.00 for your registration on this course by Autism NZ. When registering you will be asked to provide an email for us to send the invoice to. Please enter your own email and disregard the invoice sent along with your confirmation. less

Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides provides practical strength-based strategies which support inclusion, and provides PLD... more

Teacher Aide PLD $600.00
(Sales Ended)

Available 3 May 2023 - 27 Nov 2023

All prices in NZ Dollars and include GST

You can pay for this booking by: Internet Banking or Cash

Casual Booking
For password-free booking
Add your own full, legal name & email address here. You can add the details of the people you are booking for soon.
Log In
If you have a password
Click Ok, and your password will be emailed to you.
This email address is already in use


Another name is linked to this email address.

Do you want to:

And add your own email address. You can add other people and booking details in a later step


Is this a shared email address? Then it is fine to continue. If not, go back and enter your own email address or contact us on or 0800 560 022.