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Offering Info

Certificate III in Education Support

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

Location – Nepean, Kingswood

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

16.7 Hours per week

Duration

22 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Education Support will get you qualified as an in-demand learning support officer or teacher aide in the evolving education sector. Learn how to support students with varying and additional needs to get the most out of study and make a difference in the lives of young people.

##LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work you will learn to:

  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of classroom programs and lesson plans
  • Identify student development opportunities
  • Respond to behaviour and specific needs
  • Apply curriculum
  • Record and assess student progress

##DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to get ahead in this field, including:

  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience, responsibility and compassion
  • Passion for education and helping others learn

##ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Complete this course and gain a nationally recognised industry qualification that will help you to make an impact in your work.

Career opportunities include:

  • Teacher aide
  • School learning support officer in public and private schools
  • Education support worker in community education services
  • Home tutor

##GROW YOUR CAREER

Complete this course and move directly into the Certificate IV Education Support to gain a greater depth of experience and enhanced employment opportunities.

Then, take your career further with a degree:

  • Bachelor of education primary
  • Bachelor of education - secondary

##INDUSTRY DEMAND

There has been demand for teacher aides since 2011 with significant continued job growth expected through to 2023. An anticipated 85,000 jobs will open over the next 5 years. Also in high-demand are teaching assistants in mainstream schools to support students with disability and learning difficulties.

A qualification from a trusted educator like TAFE NSW will help you stand out from the crowd.

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.

##TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

To complete this course, you will need to have:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC). Your WWCC must be provided before working with children and young people in simulated work environments or prior to work placement. Your teacher will advise you when this is necessary
  • Evidence of certain vaccinations. Some workplaces will require this evidence before you are able to start your work placement

It is also important to know that by enrolling in this course, you agree that you are physically fit and able to undertake the following tasks:

  • Manual lifting
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid to an expected standard. Certain aspects of assessment rely on your physical ability to: perform two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin at floor level, and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life

If you are unable to provide evidence or meet the physical requirements listed above, you will not be able to successfully complete this course.

##LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

There are no licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

##WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a classroom or simulated environment.

This course has a mandatory 100 hours of work placement to enable you to apply your learning in a practical environment.

TAFE NSW will support you in coordinating your work placement agreement within a school (K-12) environment that caters for students with recognised additional needs.

YOUR READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Work placements generally only begin once you have had significant contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from on-the-job learning and performing workplace duties.

##BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you are:

  • Reasonably fit and flexible to carry out first aid responses like CPR while kneeling on the floor
  • Able to access a K-12 school that caters for students with recognised additional needs, and can undertake the 100 hours of work placement

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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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 Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

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.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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RECOGNITION

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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

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