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Certificate III in Education Support

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Get the skills you need to work in any school, with children or young people by studying the Certificate III in Education Support. You could be working one-on-one with a student, or helping out in a class.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Course Code
CHC30213
Domestic Fees
$3,095 total

About this course

Get the skills you need to work in any school, with children or young people by studying the Certificate III in Education Support. You could be working one-on-one with a student, or helping out in a class.

You'll learn how to support the education, learning, and behaviours of children and young people, including students from other cultures and those with disabilities or learning challenges.

This course is offered on campus, as a traineeship, school-based apprenticeship, and as part of the VETDSS program.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Students will also be required to obtain current and successful Police and Working with Children Checks prior to commencing placement.
  • School-based apprentices and trainees: Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Education sector. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Generalist Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Education)
  • Inclusion Support Worker
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Education Support Worker
  • School Support Officer
  • Home Tutor
  • Literacy Support Worker

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.