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CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

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Receive a great introduction into the world of education support. If you are thinking of becoming a teachers aid, learning support assistant or support worker assisting children with special needs, then look no further – this is the course for you! The Certificate III in School Based Education Support offers many employment opportunities in a range of education settings, including the public and independent education systems and community education programs.

Course outcomes

  • Help teachers educate support and inspire students
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with teachers & colleagues to support the health and wellbeing of students
  • Design and implement education programs
  • Assist children with behavioural issues and special learning needs

There is a work placement requirement of 100 hours (minimum) to successfully complete the course, however the majority is on-line so you can study at your own pace in your own time.

Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate III in School Based Education Support
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Online, workplace, and/or flexible delivery
Up to 18 Months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Method
Online Delivery
Assessment methods
Short Answer Questions, Case-Studies, Audio/Video (recorded) Role-plays and Workplace Practical Activities, Work Placement Workbook.
Career Opportunities
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Teaching Assistant

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - Before $3,000.00 | Now only $2,400.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 24 x $100.00 weekly = $2,700.00*
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Course units

Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
Support the development of numeracy skills
Support students with additional needs in the classroom
Work effectively with students and colleagues
Work with diverse people
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Support responsible student behaviour
Provide First Aid
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

*You will need to undertake the two first aid courses externally, with a provider of your choice, and submit a copy of your certification to the College. Australian College does not deliver these units.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Australian College requires students:

  • Are competent in spoken and written English
  • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) review prior to acceptance of their application for enrolment
  • Be at least 16 years of age*
  • Have an internet-enabled PC/Laptop or similar running a current operating system (E.g Windows 10 or Mac OSX) with a functional webcam or device for recording audio/video, Microsoft Office (or compatible software)a current web browser (e.g., Chrome)and Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF document viewer
  • Have a valid email address

Note: Additional reading materials and required textbooks may be used throughout the course.

*Students under 18 years of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Students enrolled in all early childhood courses will also need to demonstrate evidence of the following prior to their work placement. Failure to produce evidence of this will mean the student is unable to commence or complete their mandatory work placement and therefore, unable to complete their course:

  • Working With Children Check or Blue Card
  • Health checks (where required by the childcare centre)
  • Immunisation/Vaccination records (where required by the childcare centre)

Overseas Students Policy

As defined in the ESOS Act 2000, 'Overseas students' are not eligible to enrol in this nationally recognised course, nor are they eligible for certification. Please refer to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

Student reviews

"Extremely happy with my trainer Sarah Fava! She was professional and very supportive and constructive in her responses. She was encouraging and very supportive in modules completed. Sarah marked and returned modules in a very timely manner."

Kerry Dixon

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