Courses

Certificate III in Education Support

If you're interested in working as a teacher aide and looking for a rewarding career in an education setting, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Education Support qualifies you to work as a teacher aide or education support worker. Talk to us about your study options for becoming a teacher aide in a primary or secondary school setting.

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Do you enjoy working with children?

The successful completion of the Certificate III in Education Support qualifies you to work as a teacher aide or education support worker.

This course provides you with comprehensive and high quality training if you would like to work with students with special needs. It is specifically designed for people who would like to work in schools assisting the teacher by providing extra literacy and numeracy support to students in the classroom.

Employment outcomes

The job market is always competitive, but you could been offered employment after completing your work placement. You could gain employment as an Education Assistant, Teacher Aide, Education Support Worker, Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant or with some further study, an Education Officer.

Industry connections

You will participate in a number of excursions to primary schools and be given the opportunity to listen to guest speakers from industry.

Work placement

You are required to complete 100 hours of work in a placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate III in Education Support, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

CHC30213

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Education
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Work placements, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1500
Ineligible:$5300
Concession:$300

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Research and presentation projects, work placement, computer tasks, individual and group work. Written, oral and practical tasks performed in the work placement setting

Materials

You will need to order your course materials directly from the publisher, which we will help you to do in the first week of the course. You will also need to supply your own notebooks and stationery

Entrance Requirements

You will be required to undertake a written task to determine suitability

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply to enrol in the Certificate IV in Education Support, Diploma of Education Support or a Bachelor of Education

Career Pathways

As a teacher's aide, you will make a difference in the lives of the students you assist. You can work in all schools and community education settings that provide assistance to teachers and students. This work is ideal for parents needing to be home early for school-aged children

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE006 SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 30
CHCEDS001 COMPLY WITH LEGISLATIVE, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT 35
CHCEDS002 ASSIST IN IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANNED EDUCATION PROGRAMS 40
CHCEDS003 CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS 50
CHCEDS004 CONTRIBUTE TO ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CLASSROOM OR CENTRE 30
CHCEDS005 SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS 55
CHCEDS006 SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS 50
CHCEDS007 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES 40
CHCEDS008 COMPLY WITH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 30
CHCEDS012 SET UP AND SUSTAIN INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP LEARNING AREAS 18
CHCEDS014 SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 30
CHCEDS016 SUPPORT LEARNING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT 35
CHCEDS017 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF STUDENTS 30
CHCEDS018 SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS IN THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT 30
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.