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CHC30221 / CHC40221

Certificate III in School Based Education Support and Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Launch your career in a rapidly growing industry and prepare yourself with the necessary skills and training required to work in school based education support.

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Get qualified as a Teacher Aide, Education Assistant or Additional Needs Teacher Aide by studying the combined Certificate III in School Based Education Support and Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Australian school systems are becoming more and more overwhelmed as the population continues to grow. For that reason, capable school based education support workers are in high demand. If you are an education-focused, highly motivated individual with a genuine passion for helping children succeed, you are perfect for a career in school based education support.

The combined Certificate III in School Based Education Support and Certificate IV in School Based Education Support reflects the role of workers in this sector who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings. Upon completing this course, you will be qualified to apply for a variety of classroom roles such as a Additional Needs Teacher Aide, Education Assistant or Teacher's Assistant.

When you work in education support, your job will vary daily based on the curriculum and the needs of your students. Some of your responsibilities will be to complete general administrative tasks, perform operational duties to support student learning, enrich children's learning experiences, and ensure each child has the support they need to flourish within the classroom. You will also be expected to engage the skills you acquire during your training to use discretion and judgement when carrying out your work in the context of established policies and procedures. Furthermore, this course will teach you the fundamentals of providing additional support to children and teens who fail to thrive in the classroom due to a range of learning challenges.

To graduate successfully from this course, you will need to complete the online theory along with 100 hours of practical work in a classroom environment that caters to primary or secondary school students.

A Certificate III in School Based Education Support and Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualification will set you up with a long-lasting, successful career in the education support sector and will ensure you are job-ready within two years of commencing your studies.

The CHC30221 Certificate III and CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is a Nationally Recognised course.

Course Outcomes

The qualifications gained from completing the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support and CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support are nationally recognised, enabling you to apply for a range of school based educational support roles. The following in-demand roles are just an example of the career outcomes possible with this course.

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Teacher Aide

A Teacher Aide supports classroom teachers with several non-teaching duties, such as preparing resources and teaching materials. Their duties include supervising students, monitoring their behaviour, and undertaking logistical tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the classroom.

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Teacher 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 Teacher Assistant, you will perform vital tasks to ensure the smooth running of the classroom, including performing administrative duties, creating lesson plans, preparing lessons, ensuring each student receives adequate educational support and documenting their progress.

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Education Assistant

You will perform tasks in various classroom settings to support teachers in providing children with education. As an Education Assistant, you will be responsible for such duties as preparing the classroom for learning activities, providing students with one-on-one learning support and giving feedback on student conduct. 

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Additional Needs Teacher Aide

Plan, prepare, and deliver individual support for students with additional learning challenges as a Additional Needs Teacher Aide. The Certificate IV in Education Support will equip you with the skills to collaborate with classroom teachers for the benefit of students with special needs, ensuring their education is always a priority.

Course snapshot
Qualification

Certificate III in School Based Education Support and Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Delivery structure

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Practical Elements: 

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.

 

Duration

Up to 24 months

Study load
  • 100 hours of practical work placement.
  • 25 course units to complete.
  • Submit 1 course unit every 3.5 weeks to graduate in 24 months.
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Delivery Structure

Starting with the Certificate III in School Based Education Support and then moving into the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support the entire course can be broken down into four parts:

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1. Theoretical

Certificate III in School Based Education Support - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

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15 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

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.

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

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

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

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with Video Capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.

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2. Work Placement

Certificate III in School Based Education Support - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 100 hours of practical placement with a qualified teacher. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 100 hours in the Certificate III in School Based Education Support and a further 100 hours in the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

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Students must apply for their Working with Children Check at course commencement.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.
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3. Theoretical

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

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10 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

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.

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

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

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

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with Video Capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.

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4. Work Placement

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 100 hours of practical placement with a qualified teacher. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 100 hours in the Certificate III in School Based Education Support and a further 100 hours in the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

Components

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Students must apply for their Working with Children Check at course commencement.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.

Units

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Cost and payment

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.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.

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