Courses

Certificate III in Education Support

CHC30213

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.

Education support courses | Melbourne Polytechnic

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.

Assessment

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

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


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

Flexible, Practicum, Online, Classroom

Fees

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

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

Find out more on fees and charges

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 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
  • April
  • July
  • September

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.