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.
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.
Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
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.
Assessments may include a range of assessments including quizzes, knowledge questions, case studies, workplace projects, observations, and videos.
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.
Certificate III in School Based Education Support
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
The length of the course is up to 12 months
Complete 1 unit of competency every 3.5 weeks to graduate in 12 months
Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
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.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
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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.
Why choose us?
Flexible Online Study
All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.
Dedicated Student Support
Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.
Nationally Recognised Training
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited.