Certificate III Education Support

*Taking expressions of interest for Semester 2*

Course Code: CHC30213

Teacher aides are currently in high demand and the nationally recognised Certificate III in Education Support will give you the core skills and training to assist teachers in a range of classroom contexts. With the education you receive in this certificate course, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to the education of young people, as well as enjoy a rewarding career.

Practical Placement

Includes a minimum 126.5 hours industry placement to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and further develop your skills in a workplace setting.

How will you benefit?

With a Certificate III Education Support you will be able to work as a professional in contexts such as:

Education AssistantEducation Support Worker
Education Assistant (Special Needs)Home Tutor
Language WorkerLiteracy Worker
Teacher AideTeacher Assistant
Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching AssistantAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
Support Worker (for children with disabilities)School Administration / Education Support Assistant
Disability Support WorkerEducation Officer - Learner Support


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although it is expected that students will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and moderate computer, Internet and email skills. They also need to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others. This training program includes an additional industry placement component (minimum 126.5 hours) and you will need to have a satisfactory State Police check and Working with Children check (must be be obtained by participant following acceptance into course). Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to commence any accredited training in Australia. Please see staff, if you need any advice on this matter.

Delivery method

  • Face to face classroom delivery
  • Mixed mode delivery
  • Industry Involvement
  • Workplace visits
  • Specific Industry placement (126.5 hours)

Resources included

All course materials are provided.

Assessment requirements

Examples of evidence gathering techniques that will be used :

  • Written assessments
  • Performance of role plays in a simulated environment
  • Case studies
  • Portfolio – collection of documentation from each unit of competency and grouped together as a holistic assessment (This method will also validate progressive assessing of elements of competency from a variety of units or specific units of competency)
  • Group discussions
  • Trainer questions/feedback plus student feedback and questions
  • Performance and demonstration of competencies required in the workplace
  • Workplace activities and supervisor feedback

You need to have prior to placement

  • Victorian Police Check
  • Working With Children Check

Core Units

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

Elective Units

CHCEDS008Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS012Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
CHCEDS014Support students with English as a second language
CHCEDS016Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk