CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to assist teaching staff and provide care and supervision for children, in primary and secondary schools. You will learn how to support the development of literacy and numeracy in a classroom setting, how to deal effectively with children and young people and how to operate confidently and safely in a school environment.


This qualification could lead to employment as an education assistant, education support worker, language worker, teacher aide, teacher assistant in a school or a community services setting.


Pathway into Certificate IV in Education Support or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Delivery

This qualification is available via flexible delivery, skills recognition or traineeship. There are no on-campus classes for this course. Mildura campus: this program is offered as a flexible mode of delivery with 4 weekly study sessions for 1 hour each. Duration is dependent on the student's progression through the units. 12-18 month's duration - Enrolment can occur at any stage of the year.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

18 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $40.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $40.00
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people 30 $40.00
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment 35 $40.00
CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs 40 $40.00
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains 50 $40.00
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre 30 $40.00
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills 55 $40.00
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills 50 $40.00
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues 40 $40.00
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students 30 $40.00
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment 30 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100 $40.00
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70 $40.00
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70 $40.00
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements 30 $40.00
CHCEDS010 Work effectively as an aboriginal or torres strait islander education worker 40 $40.00
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas 18 $40.00
CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills 35 $40.00
CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment 35 $40.00
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support aboriginal and/or torres strait islander education 55 $40.00
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities 50 $40.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40 $40.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,599
Concession $1,260
RPL Government Subsidised $1,360
RPL Concession $272
RPL Self-funded $2,040
Self-Funded $4,279

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time
2019 January Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online