Offering Info

Certificate III in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC30213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC30213-01V03-20NEP-118

Location – Nepean, Kingswood

Study Type


Course Start Date

29 Jan 2020

Hours Per Week



22 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.


Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

4. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


To successfully complete this course, you will need:

All students are required to provide their WWCC number to their coordinator within the first 3 weeks of the course start date.
You could be required to purchase the text book "Supporting education. A teaching assistants handbook", by Karen Kearns
You will be required to have sufficient literacy skills to demonstrate your knowledge evidence through written assessments both in the classroom and on work placement, and have sufficient communication skills to present your work to others in oral presentations.

All students are required to complete a minimum 100 hours in the workplace. This is recorded in the workplace document and then verified by the workplace supervisor and TAFE supervisor . On work placement you will need to succesfully demonstrate evidence of your professional and practical skills that meet the performance criteria. Students will be required to wear WHS appropriate clothing in the workplace.
Students will need to access to a computer and internet.
It is desirable to have the following skills to sucessfully complete the course: - sound level of literacty skills, prefrably an LLN level of 2 - sound numeracy skills - good organisastional skills - good time management skills - ability to complete self directed study - sound computer skills including but not limited to the ability to use microsoft office, microsoft word, microsoft powerpoint, internet explorer. - ability to stick to deadlines - ability to use feedback to improve your skills -confidence conversing with both adults and children

Mandatory Workplace Requirements

You will need to complete a minimum of 100 hours in a Registered School setting. This is approximately 6.5 hours per day. Hours will reflect the school day, plus an additional 15 minutes before the children arrive, and 15 minutes after the children leave. Your work placement cannot be in a school where any family members are enrolled or in employment.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Tuesday 10 December 2019 from 10 am to 11 am Or
Tuesday 10 December 2019 from 6pm to 7 pm Or
Thursday 12 December 2019 from 10 am to 11 am Or
Thursday 12 December 2019 from 6 pm to 7 pm Or
Tuesday 21 January 2021 at 10 am or 6 pm Or
Thursday 23 January 2021 at 10 am or 6 pm

TAFE NSW Nepean (Kingswood Campus)
Building I, Level 1, Music Room
12-44 OConnell Street (via Gate 2)


This is a Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7.4 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 22 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9.3 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 23.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision and reflection, research, private study, additional workplace visit days.

You will also attend a School for a minimim of 18 days x 6.5 hours per day. This will consist of a 2 week block of 10 days as well as an additional 4 weeks attending the School for 2 days per week, in addition to your 2 days per week at TAFE.

As this is a blended delivery course, it is anticipated you may also be required to spend approximately 20 hours per unit completing readings and research, 4 hours reflection and revision of concepts, and approximately 12 hours per unit to complete your assessment tasks.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • This qualification is targeted at school leavers, new entrant workers and those returning to workforce after a period of unemployment.
  • Learners may enter this qualification with no prerequisites.
  • The main learner cohort that this qualification attracts is mature aged learners returning to the workforce after a period of unemployment.
  • The majority of these learners have significant family commitments.
  • The delivery of this offering supports learners to attend face to face, yet study flexibly outside of classroom hours for the majority of the delivery.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

    Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

    The following additional support is provided for this Student Group: Students will have access to learners support sessions timetabled during the week. These sessions provide individual support for literacy and vocational skills.

    We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

    As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

    • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
    • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
    • Easy computing online short courses
    • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

You will be required to purchase the text book "Supporting education. A teaching assistants handbook" by Karen Kearns


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 870.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

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Core Units
Number Title
CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

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