Education Support Courses

Certificate III in Education Support

Course Code: CHC30213


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Quick Facts

Course Code: CHC30213
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Course Name: Certificate III in Education Support
Course Duration: Up to 12 Months (Self-Paced)
Delivery Method: Mixed Mode Learning
Career Pathways: Education Aide, Teacher’s Aide, Preschool Aide, Integration Aide, and Special School Teacher Aide

Certificate III in Education Support Course Outcomes

Australia’s leading Education Support course, the CHC30213 Cert III Education Support is the nationally recognised and accredited teacher’s aide course designed for anyone wanting to start a job role as:

  • Education Aide
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Preschool Aide
  • Integration Aide
  • Special School Teacher Aide

Certificate III in Education Support Course Pathways

Before Studying the CertificateIII in Education Support

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support will help you develop the skills and knowledge to apply for entry level jobs as a Teacher’s Aide or similar roles.

After Studying the Certificate IV in WorkHeathand Safety

Once you have completed this course, you may continue your training in this field with the:

  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support


Once you have completed your CHC30213 Cert III Education Support, you might find these courses helpful in order to develop complementary skills and open up new opportunities to use your Education Support qualifications in new ways:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in Education Support Structure

The CHC30213 Cert III Education Support is a nationally recognised and accredited Australian work health and safety course, made up of 17 total units comprised of 12 core units and 5 elective units.

Core Units

CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 – Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002 – Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003 – Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004 – Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005 – Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 – Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007 – Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017 – Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018 – Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units

CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCEDS011 – Search and assess online information
CHCEDS016 – Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCEDS025 – Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety

Assessment Methods

This course is assessed using a combination of Case Study (may include simulated scenarios, portfolio, reports, displays, work samples, role plays, and presentations), Written Questions, and Practicum—Skills Logbook.

Nominal Hours

It is expected to take about 940 hours to complete all the units for this course. Since this course is self-paced, you can study at your own speed and complete the course in a timeframe that suits you.

When you enrol in this course, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine your existing skill and knowledge level that is relevant to this qualification. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be given a training plan where you will be assigned one of the following cohorts:

  • Beginner - limited knowledge or skill and no recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 940 hours
  • Intermediate - moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 800 hours
  • Advanced - extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more; this includes those who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification or skill sets or units of competency from the CHC Training Package; study hours is up to 640 hours
  • Expert - consists of individuals with current and relevant industry experience of 2 or more years and with extensive knowledge and skill; these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway; this includes candidates holding the CHC30812 Certificate III in Education Support who are currently working in the industry; study hours is up to 437 hours

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to study the Certificate III in Education Support.

You will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a reasonable level of literacy (at least year 10 English)
  • Have basic computer skills and be able to use applications like Word and Excel
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

Support and Resources

The Certificate III in Education Support is delivered through Mixed Mode Learning. Throughout your training, we will provide you with the support of experienced Education Support trainers, a range of excellent resources, and learning materials to help you gain your Teacher’s Aide qualification.

To support you in your studies we will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Basic assessment and diagnostic tools such as forms, records, inventories, checklists and surveys
  • Sample individual education plans (IEP), diagnostic reports, and other assessment and diagnostic materials
  • WHS industry guides and other relevant organisation policy, protocols and procedures
  • Information about accreditation standards
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

You will need to make sure you have:

  • A computer with Internet access through Google Chrome
  • MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • A video recording device
  • Audio recording device (where necessary)

Ambition Training Institute is responsible for issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment. Any changes to the arrangements will be communicated to students.

Vocational Placement Requirements

The Vocational Placement requires the students to have access to an approved education provider. The placement provider must provide access to a workplace in an Education Environment which includes:

  • Indoor and outdoor activity areas
  • Access to documents specific to the work context such as:
    • Lesson plans and Classroom programs
    • Individual Education Plans (IEP)
    • School forms, job descriptions, student records (for student profile portfolio), school policies and procedures, and student handbook
  • Access to the following people:
    • At least two (2) students ─ each with a special learning need in a different domain and each assigned with a specific Individual Education Plan*
    • At least two (2) students ─ each with a special need and/or specific disability each assigned with a specific Individual Education Plan*
    • *They may be the same students, provided that they meet the assessment requirements (see assessment requirements for CHCDIS007 and CHCEDS018)
    • At least one (1) colleague: a person who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or one who has worked closely with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and communities

You will need to initiate contact with an approved education environment facility to address the Vocational Placement Requirements. This may include one of the following:

  • Government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
  • Private/non-government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
  • Education centre
  • Kindergarten
  • Special education centre
  • Community educational centre

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have relevant work experience or have completed relevant training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The RPL process begins after enrolment – simply indicate you’d like to apply for RPL on your enrolment form and a trainer will send you an RPL kit and discuss your RPL opportunities. To receive RPL, you will need to provide up to date evidence of the competencies required for this qualification.

For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Ambition Training Institute Student Handbook.