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Offering Info

Certificate III in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC30213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC30213-01V03-21TOM-135

Location – Tomaree Connected Learning Centre

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

19.7 Hours per week

Duration

38 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Education Support enables you to work as an in-demand learning support officer or teachers aide. Assist students with varying and additional needs so they get the most out of study and make a difference in the lives of children and young people.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of classroom programs and lesson plans
  • Identify student development opportunities
  • Work with children and young people with diverse needs
  • Apply curriculum
  • Record and assess student progress
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and school staff

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities

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

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Education Support

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Education Support as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee 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 to complete your coursework.

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

  • A National Police Check
  • A 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 respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to read, write and speak English at least a Year 10 level or equivalent
  • The ability to write at least one page of comprehensive information
  • A reasonable level of fitness to undertake manual handling tasks, and perform CPR while kneeling on the floor

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:

To successfully complete this course:

  • For the unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid - 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.

This course requires a mandatory workplacement of a minimum 100 hours. Students must therefore be either:

  • Employed in a relevant position in a school setting
  • Undertake a work placement students not already employed in a school setting will need to arrange a placement with a school setting to commence as soon as possible after confirming their enrolment in the course.
    Eligibility for work placement:
    Before commencement of workplacement experience, students will require:
  • 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.
    Prior to students undertaking any work placements or volunteer work that has been organised as part of the requirements of the Certificate III in Education Support, the WWCC is to be verified through the Office of the Childrens Guardian by TAFE NSW and stored on the students file.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day blended course. You will need to attend approximately 13.4 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 38 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6.4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation, research and readings.


Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities.

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 through play and leisure. 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 Wednesday and Friday from 9.00am to 2.30pm. 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. Purchase Recommended text: Author Karen Kearns (2019) Supporting Education 3rd Edition (ISBN 9780170419642) Publisher Cengage Learning Australia approx. $95

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities

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

Tomaree Connected Learning Centre
1 Central Avenue, Salamander Bay
Phone 131 601

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