Supporting students with special needs and various disabilities within a high school context in and outside the classroom environment.

ACU students will be provided the opportunity to assist mainstream students with varying disabilities as well as socio economic disadvantages within the framework of a high school environment. They will be given the opportunity to work 1:1 with certain students to support their literacy and numeracy needs in class under the guidance of the classroom teacher. This will also include professional dialogue around student's programs, varying needs and future/creative ways to support particular students with the Learning and Support Coordinator. 

Students will receive a brief induction/training on day 1 which will cover school and role expectations as well as Departmental WH&S.

The role

  • Supporting students across 5 periods a day in specific subject areas.
  • Liaising with the Learning Support Coordinator on a daily basis.
  • Assisting in the school's Learning Hub.
  • Interacting through various activities with students that require extra help.


  • Working With Children Check (Voluntary is ok).
  • 100 Pt standard ID check.
  • DEC Student Check (This will be done by the school administration office AFTER supplying the above documents. This process can take between 2-10 working days to verify and must before obtained BEFORE starting at any Department of Education school).
  • The Learning & Support Coordinator will be responsible for supervising ACU students.
  • There may be some preliminary screening conducted by the University before being accepted into the program.

When and where

  • Cammeraygal Middle School - 192 Pacific Highway Crows Nest 2065
  • Cammeraygal Senior Campus - 149 West St Crows Nest 2065
  • Flexible dates during school terms
  • 8:45am – 3pm on week days


There are 6 positions in total. 3 per campus (Education degree students preferred).

To register your interest in this community engagement opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement. In your email, please indicate:

  • Your student number;
  • Your community engagement unit;
  • The number of community engagement hours you are looking to complete with Cammeraygal High School;
  • Your availability to complete your placement on week days during school terms within the times given above; and
  • Whether you have a current and valid Working With Children Check.

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ACU Policy & Procedure

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