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CHC30213

Certificate III in Education Support

Work in education support roles as an Assistant Educator

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.

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

 

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education
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.

Minimum Age
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.

Residency Status
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

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)

Qualification

Certificate III in Education Support

Delivery

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement available

Length

Choose from 18 or 24 months

Study Load

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

Cost

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement: Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your Certificate III in Education Support, you’ll be able to provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision in a range of settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings. If you’re serious about a long-term career in the industry, you can have a credit transfer applied for a number of the study units that will help you complete a Certificate IV in Education Support. You could also work in the following positions:

Teacher Aide/Assistant

Answer students’ questions and help to reinforce lessons and activities delivered by Teachers.

Education Officer

Delivery Options and Length

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

This course includes 100 hours of practical placement with an education provider sourced by the student.

Choose from: 18 or 24 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

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.

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement

Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

CHCEDS001

Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role. The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings. This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other educational professional.

CHCEDS002

Assist implementation of planned educational programs
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist a worker to support the teacher/s in delivering planned education programs. Classroom-level support is provided to ensure the learning environment is inclusive and relevant, and appropriately resourced and maintained.

CHCEDS003

Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to support students with different developmental issues to participate in classroom and other school activities.

CHCEDS004

Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the effective functioning of a classroom or other learning environment. It deals with practical issues such as administration, equipment, teaching aids and other supplies.

CHCEDS005

Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required in providing assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.

CHCEDS006

Support the development of numeracy skills
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement numeracy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring additional numeracy support.

CHCEDS007

Work effectively with students and colleagues
Work effectively with students and colleague

CHCEDS017

Contribute to the health and safety of students
This unit describes skills and knowledge required for teacher assistants to contribute effectively to the health and safety of students. The education support worker implements workplace health and safety instructions and procedures within his or her scope of responsibility and according to direction.

CHCEDS018

Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by an education support worker to support students with additional needs in classrooms where there are students with a mix of abilities and needs.

CHCECE006

Support behaviour of children and young people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment. The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts.

CHCEDS024

Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. This unit applies to work undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional. It addresses inclusion of community members in school activities, demonstration that everyone is valued in day-to-day interactions and support for students’ development of their self-concept.

CHCEDS025

Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to effectively contribute to learning experiences for students with a range of disabilities. This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure both their own health and safety and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

* HLTAID003

Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

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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?

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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.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

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All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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