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Certificate III in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC30213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC30213-01V03-21CHE-182

Location – Coffs Harbour Education CHEC

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

19 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

19.8 Hours per week

Duration

37 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

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.

This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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 you need to get ahead:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

  • A nationally recognised qualification at certificate III level

Career opportunities:

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

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your education support expertise to the next level with the:

  • Certificate IV in Education Support

Launch your career as a teacher with a direct pathways to the Bachelor of Education primary or 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Education Support as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can create the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the education industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course, you will undertake a mandatory 100 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

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

Work placement generally only begins once you have had significant contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from on-the-job industry learning.

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IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Basic language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience and a sense of responsibility
  • A caring nature and passion for helping others learn

Physical ability

You must also have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out:

  • Manual lifting
  • First aid responses including performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

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 meet the physical requirements, you will not be able to successfully complete this course.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) for work within NSW. The WWCC can be for volunteers (if you are undertaking an unpaid work placement or volunteer work) otherwise you will need to have a valid WWCC for those undertaking paid work.

To successfully complete this course:

  • Students will attend TAFE classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.00am - 3.30pm, and some Thursdays 9am 12 noon at Coffs Harbour Education Campus during term time. Students are also expected to participate in 6 -12 hours per week of work placement in a school setting on either a Thursday or Friday to meet the 100 hour work placement requirement for the qualification. Students will complete 6 hours per week of directed self paced learning which may include research, reading and assessment preparation.
    To meet the first aid requirements included in this qualification:
  • You are required to complete 6 hours of pre-study and self- assessments online before attending the mandatory face to face delivery. Online log in details to the Moodle site containing pre-course material will be emailed upon enrolment. During the face to face delivery you will be required to complete a multiple choice assessment, an incident report, a skills assessment for CPR and a number of additional case management studies.
  • Participants must be able to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles) on an adult manikin placed on the floor, be able to assess the area for danger, and visually and verbally assess the patient.
  • 100 hours work placement in a school setting for the qualification. You will need to participate in 6 -12 hours per week of work placement in a school setting. Work placement will be organised by the TAFE NSW Early Childhood, Education and Care Section at CHEC in consultation with the student and relevant local school.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 10.00am to 11.30am CHEC Campus, Building O, Level G, Room 46
Thursday, 24 June 2021 10.00am to 11.30am CHEC Campus, Building O, Level G, Room 46
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 10.00am to 11.30am CHEC Campus, Building O, Level G, Room 46

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 19.8 hours of class, over 2.5-3.5 days a week, for 37 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation, research and readings.

Semester 2 2021 - Days of attendance are Monday and Tuesday 9am - 3.30pm & Thursday 9am - 12 noon with work placement organised on either a Wednesday or a Friday . Semester 1 2022 - Days of attendance are Wednesdays 9am - 3.30pm & Thursday 9am - 12 noon with work placement organised on either a Monday, Tuesday or Friday.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Our goal throughout the enrolment pathway is to connect you to the right course to enable you to achieve the right outcomes for you.
A day working in a school setting involves supporting childrens wellbeing, learning and development. If you are passionate about supporting childrens growth and about your own career progression this course will help you to reach your goals.
Important aspects to consider for working effectively within this job role include:

  • Are you patient?
  • Do you have good communication skills- both verbal and written?
  • Are you energetic and passionate about children?
  • Are you able to work well within a team environment?
  • Are you professional and ethical?
    These attributes will support you in this role.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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
    We can also support you to manage any other issues such as reasonable adjustment to accommodate any language literacy or numeracy (LLN) concerns or if you have a disability. Please chat privately to one of our TAFE staff who can direct you to the best person to support your learning journey.
    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.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday from 9.00am to 3.30pm and Thursday from 9.00am to 12.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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:
HLTAID003 Provide first aid students will need to purchase the TAFE first aid book at a cost of $25
The units CHCDIV002 and CHCDIV001 includes a cultural excursion in our local area at a cost of $25 per student.

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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

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 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

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

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Course Location

Coffs Harbour Education CHEC
363 Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour
Phone 131 601

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