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CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Make a meaningful difference to the lives of students. Learn how you can help children with diverse needs feel engaged and supported in the classroom with this 12-month certificate.
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
Other intakes
-
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

Education support assistants provide tailored support to children with diverse needs. This can significantly improve the academic progress, confidence, and overall wellbeing of a student with intellectual, physical or behavioural needs.
This course is designed to prepare you to work effectively and collaboratively under the guidance of a teacher or other education professional. You’ll learn how to help teachers prepare lessons, how to assist with maintaining student records and how to deliver targeted literacy and numeracy support to small groups of students or specific pupils.
This course requires students to complete a 160-hour practical placement. During your placement you’ll watch and learn from other professionals. You’ll practice using your discretion and judgment when carrying out your work in the context of established policies and procedures. 
Our team will help to find placement opportunities with local organisations. Prior to placement, we help guide you through the mandatory documents required (police check, Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check) and then confirm your placement hours.

Course Specifics
The Certificate III in School Based Education Support covers:  
•    supporting students to build literacy and numeracy skills
•    supporting students with additional needs in the classroom environment
•    assisting with planned educational programs
•    working with students and colleagues
•    using an e-learning management system.

  • 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

Attend classes 2 days per week with 1 day/week delivered on campus, and online 1 day a week from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day
Additional study time is required to complete assessments, reading, and activities. We recommend that approximately 10 hours per week should be put aside for these activities

Students must undertake 160 hours of practical work placement in a suitable educational environment.

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.

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.

2024 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)
$512$2,562$8,052

*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 fees and charges 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 course.

The estimated material fees for this course are $150

Other study costs

Students will be required to purches textbook: “Supporting Education 3rd Edition” Karen Kearns

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 courses 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.

Further information on fees, payments and refunds is available here.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, units, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain unit 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.

CHC40221 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support 

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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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

Federation TAFE