• Course Code
  • CHC30213
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 18 months
  • Starting Date
  • February and July 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

This qualification enables you to support students and staff in a range of educational settings, including public, independent and specialist schools or in community educational settings. The nationally accredited qualification enables you to support students of all ages. The most common roles for an Education Support worker are integration aides, school office administration or teacher's aides.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Online with fortnightly workshops held in Warragul and Bairnsdale

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Integration aide
  • Teachers aide
  • School office administration in any educational facility (primary, secondary schools & tertiary) in private, public or specialist schools

Opportunities for Further Study

  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age to be considered for enrolment into this course.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Students will need access to a computer and internet connection. This may be obtained from any Federation Training campus.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

This course is online, but we will be offering 1 in class session a month (TBA)

First orientation workshop TBA


Minimum of 100 hours
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

This is a pathway to the Certificate IV Education Support and then Bachelor of Teaching.

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Optional textbook: "Supporting Education:The Teaching Assistant's Handbook" by Karen Kearns, Pearson publishers, 2012.    Individuals are to obtain this book online.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Provide first aid


Participate in workplace health and safety


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment


Contribute to the health and safety of students


Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas


Comply with school administrative requirements


Work effectively with students and colleagues


Support the development of numeracy skills


Support the development of literacy and oral language skills


Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre


Contribute to student education in all developmental domains


Assist in implementation of planned educational programs


Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment


Support behaviour of children and young people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Work with diverse people


Practical class  and placement experiences, projects, written assessments, online quizzes.

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