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

Swan Hill: on campus delivery, January intake only, full time 2 days per week over 12 months classes Monday and Tuesday 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Entry Requirements

Students should be at least 17 years at the commencement of study. Students must obtain a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children check prior to placement commencing. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling 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

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $35.00
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people 30 $35.00
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment 35 $10.00
CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs 40 $35.00
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains 50 $35.00
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre 30 $35.00
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills 55 $35.00
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills 50 $35.00
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues 40 $35.00
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students 30 $35.00
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment 30 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements 30 $35.00
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas 18 $35.00
CHCEDS014 Support students with english as a second language 30 $35.00
CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills 35 $35.00
CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment 35 $35.00
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities 50 $10.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40 $35.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $35.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • 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 $3,340
Concession $1,114
RPL Government Subsidised $1,292
RPL Concession $258
RPL Self-funded $1,937
Self-Funded $3,986

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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
2021 February Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Mondays & Tuesdays, 9.00AM to 3.00PM, INTAKE CLOSED