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.
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.
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.
You will participate in a number of excursions to primary schools and be given the opportunity to listen to guest speakers from industry.
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.
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.
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 DeliveryWork placements, Classroom
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
Assessment MethodsResearch and presentation projects, work placement, computer tasks, individual and group work. Written, oral and practical tasks performed in the work placement setting
MaterialsYou 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 RequirementsYou will be required to undertake a written task to determine suitability
Pathways to further studySuccessful 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 PathwaysAs 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
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.
|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|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.