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Offering Info

Certificate III in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC30213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC30213-01V03-21NEP-128

Location – Nepean, Kingswood

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

12 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

35.3 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:

  • Complete a 'Working with Children Check'- Anyone engaging in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free). Visit: https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check. You will be required to present your WCC before being allowed to start work placement
  • Need access to the text book "Supporting education. A teaching assistants handbook", by Karen Kearns
  • 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
  • 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 organisational 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

Work Placement requires minimum 100 hours in a Registered School setting. 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. Additional information will be provided to you in regards to workplacement at your orientation session.

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
Monday, 21 June 2021 10am-11:00am Nepean Kingswood Campus, Building H, Level 2, Room 02
Monday, 21 June 2021 6:00pm 7:00pm https://tinyurl.com/umjpkfbs
Thursday, 23 June 2021 10:00am-11 Nepean Kingswood Campus, Building H, Level 2, Room 02
Thursday, 23 June 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm https://tinyurl.com/umjpkfbs

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 4.6 hours of class, twice a week, for 21 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 30.7 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision and reflection, research, private study and additional workplace visit days.

Proposed attendance: This is a full time course. Theory classes will run 2 days per week (monday and a wednesday) from Approx 9.30am to approx 12.30pm for 2 terms. There are opportunities to do your work onsite in our section utilising our resources as well. Attendance at both days of classes is imperative due to the delivery and assessment pattern. You are expected to do work on your days not attending classes.
You will attend a Primary or secondary School for work placement which will focus on 5-18 year olds for a minimum of 100 hrs. You will need to demonstrate workplace readiness prior to being able to complete your work placement. Dates for work placement will be stated on your timetable. 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. It cannot where any family members are enrolled or in employment.

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 (if appropriate) or in an connected classroom, yet study flexibly outside of classroom hours for the majority of the delivery.

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

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)
  • 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.

The course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This timetable may change and 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

In addition to the course fee, you will need to access 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

APPLY NOW:

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.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au 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.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 601 to enrol.

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

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

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