Certificate III in Education Support
Make your start in the education sector and contribute to the development of children’s learning
A career in Education Support is a rewarding and opportunistic career choice, with Teacher Aide opportunities widely available overseas and across most regions in Australia*, according to Job Outlook, published by the Australian Government.
Those working in an education support role provide assistance to Teachers and students in public and independent schools, and community education settings. This includes duties such as providing individual student support in accordance with a child’s learning plan, helping young people to improve literacy and numeracy skills and assistant young people with disabilities in the classroom.
The Certificate III in Education Support course will give you an understanding of how to assist with the implementation of planned educational programs, contribute to student education in all developmental domains, support the development of numeracy, literacy and oral language skills, contribute to the management of a classroom and centre, and facilitate learning for students with additional needs.
Upon graduation, you’ll be qualified to work as a Teacher Aide, designing and helping to facilitate educational programs that will guide children’s learning and development. You will work closely with Teachers to reinforce content covered in lessons and provide additional support to students where required.
With the Certificate III in Education Support qualification, you also have the choice to work as an Education Officer, assisting staff in the day-to-day running of public and independent schools and community education settings.
Delivered through a blended learning approach, our courses provide you with the skills, knowledge and valuable experience you require to establish a long term career in the education and care sector. The theory of your course is delivered online via our interactive online learning platform, accessible at a time and place that best suits you. This nationally recognised qualification also includes practical work placement with an education provider of your choosing, preparing you with the real-world skills needed to work in education support. We will assist you throughout the process of your workplace application.
This is a Nationally Recognised course.
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
- 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable
(Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above
Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later
Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)
Certificate III in Education Support
Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement available
Choose from 18 or 24 months
Submit 1 unit of competency every 2.5 weeks to graduate in 18 months, plus 100 hours of practical placement
Submit 1 unit of competency every 3.5 weeks to graduate in 24 months, plus 100 hours of practical placement
Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement: Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and ongoing support from our Education Team.
Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.
Instalment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.
Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
Check the currency of CHC30213
Recognition of Prior Learning
Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.
Why choose us?
Flexible Online Study
All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.
Dedicated Student Support
Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.
Nationally Recognised Training
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited.