National code: CHC30221

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

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Overview About this course

Kickstart a rewarding career and build the skills needed to work as a learning support officer or teacher’s aide. Support students with varying and additional needs so they get the most out of study, while you make a difference in the lives of children and young people.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of educational programs

  • Support students to develop literacy and numeracy skills

  • Work with children and young people with diverse needs

  • Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students

  • Support responsible behaviour

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Enhanced communication and planning skills

  • Exposure to the industry through visiting schools or various support and intervention services, and 100 hours of work placement

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  • Vaccination and health screenings

  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to write at least one page of comprehensive information

  • A reasonable level of fitness to undertake manual handling tasks, and perform CPR while kneeling on the floor

  • The ability to read, write and speak English at a Year 10 level or equivalent

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success

  • and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Teacher's aide, School learning support officer in public and private schools, Education support worker in community education services, Home tutor, Nanny, Support worker and Outside school hours educator

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in School Based Education Support does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in School Based Education Support qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 10 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Support the development of literacy and oral language skills CHCEDS036

  • Support the development of numeracy skills CHCEDS037

  • Contribute to student education in all developmental domains CHCEDS035

  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment CHCEDS033

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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