6 months full time / part time
6 months full time / part time
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Teachers’ aides make a real difference in the lives of the children they support. Working with children with special needs is an ideal career for people who enjoy working with children and possess patience, resilience and empathetic natures. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Education Support teaches a specialised skill set to provide this support. Opportunities for education support workers are expected to increase substantially in the next five years, with an additional 30,000 job opportunities predicted. You can expect to be in demand and enjoy job security and opportunities to learn and develop your career. More importantly, you’ll make a difference to people’s lives.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Education Support provides the skills needed to give extra literacy and numeracy support to students with special needs in classroom settings. You will learn with highly experienced teachers who will guide your learning and mentor you in the essential skills needed to work as an educational support assistant. You will participate in a number of excursions to primary schools and be given the opportunity to listen to guest speakers from industry. You will also gain hands-on skills via a 100-hour workplace placement.
The successful completion of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Education Support qualifies you to work as a teacher’s aide or education support worker. You may gain employment as an education assistant, Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant or with some further study, an education officer. This is a comprehensive and widely recognised qualification that provides the ideal foundation for a successful career in education support for children with special needs or further studies in education, training or early childhood care.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
This course has a 100-hour workplace requirement.
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.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCEDS004||CONTRIBUTE TO ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CLASSROOM OR CENTRE||Core||30|
|CHCEDS016||SUPPORT LEARNING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN A CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT||Core||35|
|CHCEDS006||SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS||Core||50|
|CHCEDS014||SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE||Core||30|
|CHCEDS011||SEARCH AND ASSESS ONLINE INFORMATION||Core||20|
|CHCEDS003||CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS||Core||50|
|CHCEDS007||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES||Core||40|
|CHCDIV002||PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY||Core||25|
|CHCECE006||SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE||Core||30|
|CHCEDS012||SET UP AND SUSTAIN INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP LEARNING AREAS||Core||18|
|CHCDIV001||WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE||Core||40|
|HLTAID004||PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY FIRST AID RESPONSE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SETTING||Core||20|
|CHCEDS001||COMPLY WITH LEGISLATIVE, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL REQUIRMENTS IN THE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT||Core||35|
|CHCEDS002||ASSIST IN IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANNED EDUCATION PROGRAMS||Core||40|
|CHCEDS018||SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS IN THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT||Core||30|
|CHCEDS005||SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS||Core||55|
|CHCEDS017||CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF STUDENTS||Core||30|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
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Please note that the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
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Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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