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Offering Info

Certificate III in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC30213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC30213-01V03-21MIL-406

Location – Miller

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

14 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

35 Hours per week

Duration

21 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 successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • sufficient literacy skills to demonstrate your knowledge evidence through written assessments both in the classroom and on work placement,
  • sufficient communication skills to present your work to others in oral presentations.
  • access to a computer or laptop, a printer, and have access to the internet
  • have good language and literacy skills as you will be required to understand and complete documentation in Schools, working with children and young people between 5 and 18 years of age.

Work Placement is a requirement of this course, you will need to complete:

  • 18 full days 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. This is recorded in the workplace document and then verified by the workplace supervisor and TAFE supervisor.

On work placement you will need to successfully 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.

Your work placement cannot be in a school where any family members are enrolled or in employment. Workplace coordinators will organise the placement in the School for each student. Students are not permitted to organise their own workplace professional experience

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

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Once you have applied for the course, you are required to attend an Information Session / literacy and numeracy screening test where you will be provided with more detailed information about the course to help you determine your eligibility and whether you wish to proceed with your enrolment. This is a requirement for entry to this course. Please contact Miller Children's Education and Care on 13 7974.

Information sessions can be booked from: Thursday 20th May onwards 1pm. Sessions are held at - TAFE NSW Miller, Corner of Hoxton Park and Banks Roads, Miller 2168. C Block Ground Floor. For any enquiries please contact WSI Service Centre on 13 7974, . You will need to provide photo ID, your full name, address and D.O.B and will sit the short online literacy assessment to determine your potential for successful competition of this course. You only need to attend 1 information session.

This is a flexible delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 21 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 29 hours of other study per week. You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision and reflection, research, private study, additional workplace visit days.

In addition you will be required to attend tutorials each Thursday morning 10.00am - 12.00pm (TBC), and / or other library workshops to support your learning.
You will also attend a School for a total of 18 days, which includes 3 visit days for a minimum of 7 hours per day, and a 3 week block work placement, Monday to Friday also for a minimum 7 hours per day.

As this is a flexible 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. There are 17 units and this equates to a full time course commitment.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are school leavers, new entrant workers and those returning to workforce after a period of unemployment. Learners may enter this qualification with no prerequisites.
  • are mature aged learners returning to the workforce after a period of unemployment.
  • 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.
  • have good language and literacy skills as you will be required to understand and complete documentation in Schools, working with children and young people between 5 and 18 years of age.

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 Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm, and Wednesdays from 10:00am to 2:30pm.

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

In addition to the course fee, you are highly recommended to purchase the text book "Supporting Education. A Teaching Assistants Handbook" by Karen Kearns.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Applying 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. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 13 79 74.

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
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
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

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.

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Course Location

Miller
Cnr Hoxton Park & Banks Roads, Miller
Phone 131 601

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