Certificate III in Education Support

Certificate III in Education Support

Course Code: CHC30213

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The Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) is ideal to prepare you for work as a Teacher Aide assisting children to learn and develop in the classroom.

This is Australia’s most current nationally recognised and accredited education support course where you will learn how to help and assist children learn and grow in the classroom, including children living with disabilities or who have other special needs.

If you see yourself supporting students with their development and progress in the classroom, then this is the right course for you.

What Will You Learn in this Course?

The CHC30213 is Australia’s latest nationally accredited qualification for education support. It is recognised Australia-wide as one of the top courses for anyone wanting to start or advance a career as a teaching assistant or other related roles.

During your online training course, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge required to provide assistance in an educational setting, especially to students with special needs. This teacher’s aide course will show you how to work with other educators in supporting students’ learning, behaviour, and development, and promoting their health and safety.

You will also assist in implementing learning programs, help organise and manage a classroom or education centre, and aid in ensuring that industry and legal requirements are met. Additionally, you will learn how to work effectively with teachers and students from different cultural backgrounds and those with special needs.

This Education Support qualification will give you the skills you need to pursue roles like:

  • ✔ Teacher’s Aide
  • ✔ Education Aide
  • ✔ Preschool Aide
  • ✔ Integration Aide
  • ✔ Special School Teacher Aide

Course Units

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support consists of 17 units – 12 core units and 5 electives. All elective units in this education support qualification were chosen to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of education professionals.

These units are clustered into 6 workbooks to provide a more holistic learning experience and reduce ‘doubling-up’ of assessment tasks in two or more course units. This may help you complete your qualification faster.

CHC30213 Core Units

CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 – Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002 – Assist 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
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHC30213 Elective Units

CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCEDS011 – Search and assess online information
CHCEDS016 – Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCEDS025 – Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety

Course Delivery

How is the course delivered?

This course is delivered through Mixed Mode Delivery, which includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, online learning, assessment materials and activities. Your course materials are accessed online and you are free to work on the course requirements on your own time from anywhere in Australia. We used a range of specially developed online resources and support services to help you successfully gain your qualification.

How long will I have to finish my course?

You will have up to 12 months from your start date to complete your Certificate III in Education Support qualification.

How much time should I spend on my course?

This online education support course has an expected study time of up to 940 hours, depending on your industry experience. Upon enrolment, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine your existing skill and knowledge level that is relevant to this qualification. Once the evaluation is completed, you will be given a training plan where you will be assigned one of the following cohorts:

  • Beginner – limited knowledge or skill and no recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 940 hours.
  • Intermediate – moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 800 hours.
  • Advanced – extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more. This includes candidates holding superseded versions, skills sets, or units from CHC08 or CHC Training Package.  Study hours is up to 640 hours.
  • Expert – consists of individuals with current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive knowledge and skill. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. This includes candidates holding CHC30812 Certificate III in Education Support who are currently working in the childcare sector. Study hours is up to 437 hours.

How will I be assessed?

The Certificate III in Education Support is assessed through Case Study (may include simulated scenarios, portfolio, reports, displays, work samples, role plays, and presentations), Written Questions, and Practicum—Skills Logbook.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students:

  • ✔ Are 18 years or older
  • ✔ Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • ✔ Have basic computer skills

Students are also required to:

  • ✔ Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • ✔ Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • ✔ Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • ✔ Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

Students are provided with a Personal Learning Plan with Cohort explanation and learning pathway. This is uploaded in their student account prior to commencing.

Support & Resources

To support you in your studies, Reach Community College will provide:

  • ✔ Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • ✔ Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • ✔ Simulations, where applicable
  • ✔ Basic assessment and diagnostic tools such as forms, records, inventories, checklists and surveys
  • ✔ Sample individual education plans (IEP), diagnostic reports, and other assessment and diagnostic materials
  • ✔ WHS industry guides and other relevant organisation policy, protocols and procedures
  • ✔ Information about accreditation standards
  • ✔ Templates for completing Project Documents

You will need to make sure you have access to:

  • ✔ A computer with Internet access through Google Chrome
  • ✔ MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
  • ✔ Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • ✔ A video recording device
  • ✔ Audio recording device (where necessary)

Vocational Placement

The Vocational Placement requires the students to have access to an approved education provider, which  must grant access to:

  • ✔ Indoor and outdoor activity areas
  • ✔ Access to documents specific to the work context such as:
    • ✔ Lesson plans and Classroom programs
    • ✔ Individual Education Plans (IEP)
    • ✔ School forms, job descriptions, student records (for student profile portfolio), school policies and procedures, and student handbook
  • ✔ Access to the following people:
    • ✔ At least two (2) students, each with a special learning need in a different domain and each assigned with a specific Individual Education Plan**
    • ✔ At least two (2) students, each with a special need and/or specific disability each assigned with a specific Individual Education Plan**
    • **They may be the same students, provided that they meet the assessment requirements (see assessment requirements for CHCDIS007 and CHCEDS018)
    • ✔ At least one (1) colleague: a person who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or one who has worked closely with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and communities

You will need to initiate contact with an approved education environment facility to address the Vocational Placement Requirements. This may include one of the following:

  • ✔ Government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
  • ✔ Private/non-government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
  • ✔ Education centre
  • ✔ Kindergarten
  • ✔ Special education centre
  • ✔ Community educational centre

Study Pathways

You can complement your CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support training with additional qualifications such as:

  • • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

After completing the CHC30213, learners can continue their studies with CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Recognition of Prior Learning/Current Competence (RPL/RCC)

If you have existing work experience in Child Care and wish to formalise this knowledge, Reach Community College offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as part of this course. The RPL process begins after enrolment and is available to any students who can present evidence of competency for any units included in this qualification.

For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Reach Community College Student Handbook.