Certificate III in 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.
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Length
2 days per week over 28 weeks
Qualification Code
CHC30213

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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.

 

You will learn how to assist teachers to deliver planned education programs, while supporting the development of students’ literacy, numeracy and communication skills. You will also learn how to work alongside teachers to create a positive and effective learning environment, applying a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning.

 

Plus, you won’t just learn the how-to: you will also put your new knowledge into practice in real school settings.

 

Once you finish your studies, you will be qualified to work across diverse private and public education settings as a teacher’s aide, education assistant or education officer. With the Australian Government's projection of 50,000 teacher’s aide job openings over the next five years, your new skills will be in demand.

 

  • 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.

WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY
CHCDIV002
SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
CHCECE006
COMPLY WITH LEGISLATIVE, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT
CHCEDS001
ASSIST IN IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANNED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
CHCEDS002
CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS
CHCEDS003
CONTRIBUTE TO ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CLASSROOM OR CENTRE
CHCEDS004
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS
CHCEDS005
SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS
CHCEDS006
WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES
CHCEDS007
CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF STUDENTS
CHCEDS017
SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS IN THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT
CHCEDS018
SUPERVISE STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
CHCEDS023
FACILITATE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
CHCEDS025
IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK
CHCPRT001
PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID003
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS001
Students attend campus 2 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Students must undertake 120 hours of practical work placement in a suitable educational environment.

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Extra Requirements

Applicants must have successfully obtained a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to undertaking their first work placement or any work based experiences.

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

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: LKY

National course code: CHC30213

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2021 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

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 a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

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.

Students will need to have a successful Working With Children Check, and Police Check before they can participate in placement. 

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

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Federation TAFE