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CHC30221

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Prepare to launch your career in a growing industry by gaining the necessary skills and training to work as a Teacher Aide or Teachers Assistant with the Certificate III in School Based Education Support.

Start a rewarding student-focused career as an assistant educator. 

If you are an organised, highly motivated person with a passion for helping children fulfil their potential, a career in school based education support is for you! This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers in public, private or community schools, providing general administration and supervisory support in a range of classroom settings.  

The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support will equip you to apply for a variety of supportive roles within Australian classrooms. You will work closely with teachers to reinforce the content taught in lessons while also providing additional support to students where required. 

Upon completing this course, you will be qualified to work as a Teacher Aide or Teachers Assistant. This qualification will train you to complete administrative and supervisory tasks under the guidance of teachers in a classroom setting. Your job will be to enrich each child's learning experiences within the classroom and ensure every student has the support they need to thrive. From implementing lesson plans and setting up learning tasks to helping students develop their literacy, numeracy and language skills, you will play a crucial role in keeping the classroom running smoothly. 

Careers in education support are widely available across Australia, with passionate Teacher Aides and Teachers Assistants in high demand. This qualification will set you up for success with a fulfilling lifelong career. Delivered online with practical requirements of 100 hours of work in a classroom setting, the Certificate III in School Based Education Support will ensure you are job-ready in just 12 months from commencing your studies. 

The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal recognitions of prior learning (RPL) or entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed, and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.​​​​

Minimum Age

Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.  

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to successfully complete the online part of the education support course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points

  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)

  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above

  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later

  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

  • Other: A mobile phone with audio and video camera capabilities/video camera.

Assessment Items  

Assessments may include a range of assessments including quizzes, knowledge questions, case studies, workplace projects, observations, and videos.

Special Conditions 

Students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement. For mandatory work placement (100 hours), students must have access to a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia, AND access to a qualified teacher who is employed at the school. 

Education environments may include: 

  • Government school (primary and secondary) 

  • Private/non-government school (primary and secondary).

Where required, we will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing. 

Qualification

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Delivery

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia available

Length

The length of the course is up to 12 months

Study Load

Complete 1 unit of competency every 3.5 weeks to graduate in 12 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you have completed your school based education support course, you will be qualified to apply for many fulfilling classroom jobs. The skills and knowledge gained from a CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support are nationally recognised, enabling you to apply for various education support positions. Your job prospects include but are certainly not limited to the following highly in-demand roles.

Teachers Assistant

Working under the guidance of classroom teachers, you will reinforce student learning by providing additional support to individuals or groups of students. As a Teachers Assistant, you will perform vital tasks to ensure the smooth running of the classroom, including administrative duties, creating lesson plans, preparing lessons, ensuring each student receives adequate educational support and documenting their progress.

Teacher Aide

Teacher Aides work under the guidance of education professionals in schools to support student development and learning. They perform non-teaching duties such as supervision, monitoring student behaviour, and undertaking logistical tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the classroom.

Delivery Options and Length

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia. 

The length of the course is up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Upfront payment and instalment plans are available. 

Your course fee includes: 

  • Delivery and assessment of your qualification 

  • Study materials (including all resources) 

  • On-going support from our Education Team. 

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights. 

For more information about CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support costs, please call us on 1300 616 197. 

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

CHCEDS033

Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role in school settings. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS034

Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist teachers in the planning and delivery of education programs. Classroom-level support is provided to ensure the learning environment is inclusive and relevant, and appropriately resourced and maintained. This includes routine classroom administration and operational functions. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS035

Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of students with a focus on the inclusion of all students. This unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional to support student education according to established curriculum. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS036

Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required to establish program guidelines, provide support, and monitor progress when working with students who need support with their reading, writing and oral language skills. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS037

Support the development of numeracy skills
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement numeracy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring numeracy support. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS057

Support students with additional needs in the classroom
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support students with recognised additional needs in classrooms, where there are students with a mix of abilities and needs. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS059

Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement work health and safety policies and procedures to support the health, safety and wellbeing of students in an educational environment. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary and secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS060

Work effectively with students and colleagues
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to generate positive, respectful and effective interactions with students and colleagues. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary and secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS061

Support responsible student behaviour
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support and guide responsible and positive behaviour of students. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary and secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS056

Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to provide support to students who have educational needs associated with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS048

Work with students in need of additional learning support
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the planning and implementation of strategies to support students who have challenges that may limit their access to the curriculum and its outcomes. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS041

Set up and sustain learning areas
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create, maintain and monitor individual and/or small group learning environments. This may include a learning activity area in a classroom, library or home-based learning environment, or a virtual learning environment. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

HLTAID012*

Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school-age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities *This course contains the unit, HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third-party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

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