Certificate III in School Based Education Support

If you are ready to start your career in education, our entry-level Certificate III in Education Support will equip you with the skills to support children with different development issues in a safe and supportive classroom environment.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
CHC30221

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

Assist teachers to deliver a quality education program and support children to improve their educational outcomes.   Duties include general administrative tasks, routine support for teachers and learning support for students, including students in need of additional support.                            During your 100 hours of practical placement, you will be engaged in tasks to develop the skills and confidence to provide support to both teachers and students in classrooms and learning environments.                                         Free TAFE courses allow you to train in skills that lead to jobs in demand across Victoria.                                                          Upon successful completion you will be qualified to work with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools as an education support worker or a teacher’s aide. Ideal for people who enjoys working with children, with empathy and the patience to help children with literacy and numeracy skills, offer support for behavioural issues and implement special education programs.

  • Teachers aide
  • Integration aide
  • Learning support assistant
  • Teacher Assistant
  • School learning and support officer

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE STUDENT BEHAVIOUR
CHCEDS061
WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES
CHCEDS060
CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF STUDENTS (
CHCEDS059
SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS IN THE CLASSROOM
CHCEDS057
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS
CHCEDS037
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS
CHCEDS036
CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS
CHCEDS035
CONTRIBUTE TO THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
CHCEDS034
MEET LEGAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS IN AN EDUCATION SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT
CHCEDS033
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS001
PROVIDE FIRST AID IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SETTING
HLTAID012
IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK
CHCPRT001
PROVIDE SUPPORT TO STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
CHCEDS056
WORK WITH STUDENTS IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT
CHCEDS048
Course duration: 11 months (Part - time) Students attend campus 2 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm; and 6 hours per week to complete directed learning activities outside of class.

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Students must undertake 100 hours of practical work placement in a suitable educational environment.

Entry requirements (year 12)

For all TAFE applications; pre-training review questions and a literacy numeracy review are part of the applications process. Applicants must have successfully obtained a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and Police check prior to undertaking their first work placement or any work based experiences.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

For all TAFE applications; pre-training review questions and a literacy numeracy review are part of the applications process. Applicants must have successfully obtained a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and Police check prior to undertaking their first work placement or any work based experiences.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LBF

National course code: CHC30221

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate III in School Based Education Support
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$490$2,452$7,942

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $0

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Cert IV in Education Support, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of Community Services Note: Completion of one program does not guarantee selection into a subsequent program.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Science, Technology