New Zealand's leading training providers on autism

Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund

 All of our online courses are approved professional learning for teacher aides under the Ministry of Education’s Teacher Aide PLD pilot fund. The fund is open to all teacher aides employed in state and state-integrated schools and will pay approximately $1,500 per teacher aide for course and time costs. It is recommended that this funding is used on courses during term breaks or outside of teacher aide’s work hours.

Both our LIVE Webcasts and On-Demand Courses are the perfect opportunity for NZ teacher aides to learn from internationally renowned autism spectrum disorder experts and authors Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett as they present together on a wide range of topics.

Our aim is to provide you with high quality specialist training that supports the development of your skills and knowledge as a teacher aide.  Delivered to you when you want it and all accessible from the comfort of your own home and at a time convenient for you.

On-Demand Courses

  • Approximately 5+ hours of learning broken into manageable sessions
  • 30 days to complete the course
  • Downloadable PDF handouts
  • Certificate of completion
  • Cost $225.00 per person

 LIVE Webcasts

  • Approximately 5+ hours of learning broken into manageable sessions with scheduled break times
  • Includes 60 days of On-Demand access following the LIVE event
  • Ask questions of our presenters via the “Chat” function
  • Downloadable PDF handouts
  • Certificate of completion
  • Cost $225.00 per person

Don’t miss our next LIVE Webcast Online course “Challenging Behaviour and Classic Autism“ streaming specifically for New Zealand Teachers and Teacher Aides and scheduled for the April School Holidays on Monday 19 April 2021 from 9.30am-4.00pm (NZT). Book your spot today!

What others have said about our Online Courses:

“I have done a few different online courses recently but none of them compare to the professionally delivered courses by Creating Success. Tony and Michelle’s delivery is brilliant. I learnt so much and was engaged the whole duration of the course.” (Angelique – Auckland)

“Thank you so much for providing these training opportunities. Hands down the BEST online course I have done.” (Jennifer – Napier)

“Michelle and Tony have such wonderful compassion and the way they present their information makes it so easy to watch. The 6 hour course went so fast I’m going to register for the other courses as well.” (Jan – New Plymouth)


Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund Application Process

To help you navigate the application process for the Teacher Aide PLD funding simply follow the steps below and use our partially completed application forms to assist you. If you have any problems or need any support with the process please contact Jo Adkins on 021 708 875 or email

STEP 1: Decide on which courses you would like to participate in and get approval from your school principal. Download the partially completed application forms to help get you started on your application to the Ministry of Education.

STEP 2: Apply to the Ministry of Education for funding approval. We recommend you apply online to ensure prompt approval process. You will need an Education Sector Logon to complete this. Click here to for more information on Online applications. Alternatively you can email your completed application form to

STEP 3: The Ministry of Education will email you your approval to participate in our courses. When you receive this email you are all good to go with registering for our courses. Click here to register online (it only takes a few minutes!).

STEP 4: Creating Success will email you and your school an invoice and payment options. The school must pay for your course then seek reimbursement from the Ministry of Education. Details on this would have been provided in the confirmation email from the Ministry approving your funding.

STEP 5: Access to the online course is given as soon as we receive your payment. You will be emailed the links and passcode to the course, along with relevant handouts.

STEP 6: You will have access to the course for 30 or 60 days (depending on the course) to complete in your own time. Watch at any time, on any device – rewind and re-watch at your leisure!