Course Start Date
13 Jul 2021
36 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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
- 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
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.
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
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 TAFE NSW Customer Service on 13 7974 to book in for an Information session.
This is a flexible delivery course. Theory classes will run on Fridays from 10:00am to 2:30pm, for 21 weeks. In addition, you may be required to attend tutorials each Thursday morning from 10:00am - 12:00pm (TBC), and / or other library workshops to support your learning.
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. This equates to a full-time course commitment.
You will also attend a School for a total of 18 days, which includes 8 visit days for a minimum of 6.5 hours per day, and a 2 week block work placement, Monday to Friday also for a minimum 6.5 hours per day.
A Working with Children Check will be required prior to going on work placement. To apply for a Working With Children Check, complete the application at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au. If you are in paid work in a child related industry you will need to pay a fee of $80. Volunteers or students pay $0. Please bring a copy of your Working With Children Check on your first day.
For any enquiries please contact Customer Service, or TAFE NSW Miller Department of Children's Education and Care on 13 79 74.
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 2:30pm. You may be required to attend tutorials each Thursday morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
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?
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 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
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment|
|CHCEDS002||Assist in implementation of planned educational programs|
|CHCEDS003||Contribute to student education in all developmental domains|
|CHCEDS004||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre|
|CHCEDS005||Support the development of literacy and oral language skills|
|CHCEDS006||Support the development of numeracy skills|
|CHCEDS007||Work effectively with students and colleagues|
|CHCEDS017||Contribute to the health and safety of students|
|CHCEDS018||Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment|
|CHCEDS008||Comply with school administrative requirements|
|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|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
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