Certificate III in Education Support

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
Online or electronic
Course summary
TAFE Queensland South West
Online or electronic : Starts on 13-04-2015 and 13-07-2015 and 6-10-2015
Full fee: $4,030
Subsidised: $1,496
Concession: $1,179
Careers: Teachers' Aide, Education Aides
Outcome: Certificate III
Teacher Aides are an important part of the school community, offering additional support to students and
Course details
This qualification reflects evolving role of Teacher Aides in a range of educational settings, including public and
independent schools. Teacher Aides provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based
Certificate 3 Guarantee! Eligible students can access a Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy for this course. For
further information, give us a call, or check out the Training Queensland website.
Fee-free Training for Year 12 graduates! Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, eligible students who
completed year 12 the calendar year prior to commencing training in this course, are able to access fee-free
training (for this course). For more information, please get in touch, or you can visit the Training Queensland
We also have a range of Financial Support and Student Loan options, so consider which option is right for you.
This qualification is also available via a Traineeship pathway. For great advice about how to get started in an
Apprenticeship or Traineeship, check out the Queensland Government’s Apprenticeships Info website. Course fees
for Trainees will be subject to the funding/concessions available and the competencies and electives chosen, and
may differ to the fees quoted above.
If you have industry current skills and experience, but not a formal qualification, you may be eligible for
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Contact us to discuss how RPL might benefit you.
Prior to enrolling, please take a moment to read the TAFE Queensland Student Rules and our Refund Policy. Fees
are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please check at the time of enrolment for confirmed fees.
Study Pathways
After achieving this qualification, you may choose to progress to a Certificate IV in Education Support.
Topics covered in this course include:
support behaviour of children
comply with legislation
work effectively with culturally diverse clients
support the development of literacy, language and numeracy skills
work effectively with students and colleagues
support students with disabilities and/or additional needs
To gain a more comprehensive understanding of the content covered within the units of competency offered in this
qualification, prospective students are strongly encouraged to read through Unit Descriptions in the 'Units' section
Career prospects:
Teacher Aide
School Officer
Learning Support Officer
Education Support Worker
Hours of study:
Part-Time: 1.5 years
A minimum of approximately 5-10 hours of independent study per week will be required of students enrolling in this
qualification. Additionally, students must also be employed in the industry or be prepared to undertake 200 hours of
vocational placement (this will equate to approximately 35 hours of Vocational Placement per term).
Start Date,
Start Date,
Start Date,
Start Date,
Start Date,
Start Date,
1 2015: 27 January 2015
2 2015: 13 April 2015
3 2015: 13 July 2015
4 2015: 6 October 2015
1 2016: 25 January 2016
2 2016: 11 April 2016
Resources required:
Students will be provided with:
access to online learning resources (students will be sent log-in details via email within three business
days following enrolment)
Students will require:
access to a computer
access to the internet
a current email address
Relevant documents:
Study Pattern [PDF 354kB]
Blue Card Application Form [PDF 187kB]
New Student Personal Details and Enrolment Form - Term 2 2015 Intake (2015 units only) [PDF 151kB]
Entry requirements
Mandatory Requirements
Students entering this course must either be employed as a Teacher Aide, or prepared to undertake a minimum of
200 hours of vocational placement in an educational setting throughout the full duration of their course. These
hours will need to be undertaken in conjunction with units studied (so theory can be applied to practice).
Students must hold or obtain a Blue Card prior to commencing vocational placement. A Blue Card Application
Form, pre-populated with TAFE Queensland South West details, is available under the 'Relevant Documents'
section. Please lodge this application through TAFE. Prior to commencing Vocational Placement, students will
also need to ensure they have completed and submitted their Vocational Placement paperwork.
Recommended Requirements
Students entering this course should have completed year 10, or be 16 years of age or above. Students are
required to have well developed reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy, and computing skills to have an
increased chance of successfully completing their studies.
Students who are not employed in the industry are strongly encouraged to source their Vocational Placement prior
to enrolling.
It is strongly recommended that students entering via a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway are currently
working in the industry and have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent experience.
Enrolment Pattern
Direct entry for this course is available each term. Students enrol in one group of competencies per
term, commencing with Group 1. Students not currently employed in the industry will also need to enrol in
vocational placement.
Students entering via a traineeship pathway must be employed as a trainee and have a signed training contract to
be able to undertake this course. The enrolment pattern for an individual trainee will vary according to the units of
competency specified in their individual training plan. For further information about Traineeships in this field, please
visit the Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS) website.
CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs (Core)
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment (Core)
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre (Core)
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains (Core)
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students (Core)
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people (Core)
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment (Core)
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills (Core)
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills (Core)
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people (Core)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers (Core)
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues (Core)
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (Elective)
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas (Elective)
CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills (Elective)
CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment (Elective)
CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials (Elective)
VPC200 Vocational Placement (Vocational Placement Scheme)
There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between TAFE regions. Please contact the
region for more information.
Last updated on 10 February 2015