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Education Support

Education Support

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Education Support Workers are currently in high demand. The nationally recognised CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based 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, both primary and secondary ages 5-18, as well as enjoy a rewarding career

Course Information


Information sessions:

Tuesday 04/06/2024 10.00am till 1.00 pm

Thursday 06/06/2024 10.00am till 1.00 pm

2 days per week

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.

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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 CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based 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
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour

Elective Units
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCEDS041 Set up and sustain learning areas
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Course Fees

Course Fees for 2024


Government Contribution

Tuition fee Tuition
(per hour)
Full fee paying $0.00 $8,310.00 $7.50
Government subsidised $8,310.00 $294.00 $0.26
Government subsidised – Concession $8,545.20 $58.80 $0.05

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