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Education Support

Education Support

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

Teacher Aides are currently in high demand. The nationally recognised Certificate III in Education Support will give you the core skills and training to assist teachers in a range of classroom contexts. With the education you receive in this certificate course, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to the education of young people, as well as enjoy a rewarding career

Course Information

21 May 2021 – 28 September 2021 – Melton
21 May 2021 – 28 September 2021 – Sunshine


Monday & Wednesday

9:30am – 3:00pm

Enrolment Information:
To be considered for enrolment in this program you must attend a pre-training interview. At the interview, we will assess your eligibility for government assistance with tuition fees and provide you with an individual statement of fees.

Career Pathway

Includes 100 hours industry placement to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and further develop your skills in a workplace setting.

With a Certificate III Education Support, you will be able to work as a professional in contexts such as:

  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs)
  • Language Worker
  • Teacher Aide
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Support Worker (for children with disabilities)
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Education Support Worker
  • Home Tutor
  • Literacy Worker
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • School Administration / Education Support Assistant
  • Education Officer – Learner Support

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although it is expected that students will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and moderate computer, internet and email skills. You will also need to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.

This training program includes an additional industry placement component (minimum 100 hours) and you will need to have a Working with Children Check (must be be obtained by participant following acceptance into course).
Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to commence any accredited training in Australia. Please see staff if you need any advice on this matter.

Course Details

Assessment requirements
Examples of evidence gathering techniques that will be used:

  • Written assessments
  • Performance of role plays in a simulated environment
  • Case studies
  • Portfolio – collection of documentation from each unit of competency and grouped together as a holistic assessment (This method will also validate progressive assessing of elements of competency from a variety of units or specific units of competency)
  • Group discussions
  • Trainer questions/feedback plus student feedback and questions
  • Performance and demonstration of competencies required in the workplace
  • Workplace activities and supervisor feedback

Course Units

Core Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

Elective Units
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language
CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Course Fees

Tuition Fee Materials Fee Amenities Fee Total Fee Government subsidy*
Government subsidised* $450 $150 $20 $620 $4256
Government subsidised * (Concession) $90 $150 $10 $250 $4616
Fee for service $2500 $150 $20 $2670 $0
Fee for service (concession) $2000 $150 $10 $2160 $0

* Training is delivered with the support of Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding, subject to the eligibility of the individual. Click here to check eligibility