Certificate III in Education Support

cert III education support
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Leongatha; Online; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 6-8 months
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Study Modes
Online; Part Time (Day); Flexible; Traineeship; Full Time
Starting Date
  • Ongoing

Term 1, 2, 3 & 4


Online Leongatha
Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Email: leorecept@federationtraining.edu.au

Fiona de Haan
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Email: F.deHaan@federationtraining.edu.au

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Education Support is a nationally accredited course that enables you to work in a range of educational settings including public and independent schools and community education settings.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Education Support.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

Occupational titles may include:

  • Education Assistant (special needs) 
  • Education Support Worker (working with children with disabilities) 
  • Teacher's Aide


Placement: 100 hours required in an educational setting.

Assessment options may include:

  • Practical experiences
  • Written reports
  • Journals
  • Oral Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Videos
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core (12 units)


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
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information