RPL – Certificate III in Education Support

RPL for Certificate III in Education SupportRPL for Queensland Teacher Aides:

Teachers Aides support a Teacher or Educator in schools and other education facilities, underpinned by an Education Support qualification. Education Support involves studying pedagogical strategies to help children learn, in addition to supporting children with additional needs, handling legislative and ethical requirements and being mindful of a duty of care.

In Queensland, state schools are obligated to support their permanent or temporary teacher aides at OO2 (paypoint 4) to access recognition of prior learning toward obtaining a Certificate III in Education Support (RPL). This qualification seeks to recognise your existing knowledge and support your pathway to a higher paypoint (OO3 – paypoint 1).

This government obligation has now been formalised in the latest certified agreement for teacher aides,committing the Education Department to incorporating RPL providers into its existing supply arrangements. As a result schools will now have access to a panel of pre-qualified registered training organisations (RTOs) of which Charlton Brown is a part.

Understanding RPL:

In order for Charlton Brown to make an RPL assessment, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Transcripts of qualifications completed
  • Job description
  • Professional development certificates
  • Up to date resume outlining work history, skills and knowledge

We will arrange a workplace visit to demonstrate your abilities, and you can provide additional job descriptions, references or performance appraisals. Charlton Brown’s training assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification. RPL centres on providing valid evidence that the knowledge, skills and experience they have matches a unit or qualification. The RPL process is student driven, involving collecting evidence to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experience that are relevant to the Certificate III in Education Support Qualification.

How to Apply:

Once you have made the decision to apply, please send through the following documents to

  • Current resume outlining your work history, skills and knowledge
  • Job description
  • Transcripts of qualifications completed
  • Professional development certificates

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Career Outcomes:

  • Teacher Aide
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Education Support Worker


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



RPL Program



Delivery Mode

  • Online*
  • 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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