Certificate III in Education Support

Course Overview:

This is the ideal course if you wish to work in an education environment, providing support and assistance to teachers and students under supervision. This includes a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education.

A teacher aide is employed to support teaching and learning in schools and works closely with teachers, collecting and developing teaching resources and supervising student duties and participating in teaching activities under direction of the teacher.

This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence entering the workforce. You will complete on-the-job training in a school based environment.

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Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 100 hours of vocational placement in a School Aged Education & Care setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Career Outcomes:

  • Teacher Aide
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.


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
Elective Units
  • HLTAID003
    Provide First Aid
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    Comply with school administrative requirements
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas

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Course Details

Course Code



36 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and
  • Working With Children Check and Police Clearance and
  • Medical certificate attesting to good health

*Proof of competency may include but are not limited to professional, work and life experiences, other accredited or non-accredited study.  

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