Courses

Certificate III in Education Support

CHC30213

From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

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.

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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

Graduates can 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

This course has a 100-hour workplace requirement.

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.

Local Students

Code

CHC30213

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON

Department

Education
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
This course has a 100-hour workplace requirement.

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 Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Online components, Flexible, Practicum, Classroom

Fees

From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Eligible:$1550
Ineligible:$5500
Concession:$310

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Assessment for each competency will be through a combination of on-the-job (practicum) and off-the-job tasks. Off-the-job assessment is a combination of class exercises, assignments and practical demonstrations.

Materials

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

Entrance Requirements

Local applicants are encouraged to attend an information session where they will need to perform a written task and undertake a pre-training review. Applicants should be over 18 years old on commencement of the course and hold a Working with Children Check (WWC).

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply to enrol in a 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
  • July

International Students

Code

CHC30213

CRICOS Code

096645B

Campuses

EPPING

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
This course has a 100-hour workplace requirement.

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 Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Online components, Flexible, Practicum, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6750
  • Tuition fees per year: $6750
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other: Applicants must provide a 300-500 word written statement outlining any experience in Education settings (voluntarily, informally, or by paid employment) and the reasons why they want to study this course

Applicants will need to provide a Working with Children Check (WWC) and a police check

Assessment Methods

Assessment for each competency will be through a combination of on-the-job (practicum) and off-the-job tasks. Off-the-job assessment is a combination of class exercises, assignments and practical demonstrations.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply to enrol in a 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
  • July
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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
CHCEDS011 Search and assess online information 20
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
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.