The Certificate III in Education Support has been designed by experienced educators to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become a support worker within a range of educational settings.
Career opportunities, include:
- education support worker
- education support officer (ESO)
- learning support officer (LSO)
- teachers' aide
- integration aide
- education assistant
- language and literacy worker
- note taker
Pathways to further study:
Please note: Free TAFE places for this course are full for 2020
- CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
- CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
Studying the Certificate III in Education Support at Holmesglen
During this course, you will learn how to support students with literacy and numeracy skills, cater for the different learning styles, put into practise support behaviour strategies and apply the principles of inclusion and diversity.
Completion will qualify you as an education support worker in the following educational environments: primary, secondary and tertiary schools, specialist and early childhood settings, and community education environments.
Your learning is complemented by 100 hours of industry placement in an educational workplace throughout the duration of the course.
To receive this qualification you must complete 12 core units and five elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
All subjects in this course feature 153 hours facilitated online component. You will be supported in developing the skills necessary to undertake online learning, plus 100 hours industry placement.
||Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
||Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
||Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
||Contribute to the health and safety of students
||Assist in implementation of planned educational programs
||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
||Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
||Use an e-learning management system
||Work with diverse people
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Support behaviour of children and young people
||Work effectively with students and colleagues
||Provide first aid
||Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
||Support the development of numeracy skills
||Support students with English as a second language
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards,
| Code || Name |
|CHCEDS003||Contribute to student education in all developmental domains|
|CHCEDS016||Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment|
|CHCEDS018||Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment|
|CHCEDS017||Contribute to the health and safety of students|
|CHCEDS002||Assist in implementation of planned educational programs|
|CHCEDS004||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre|
|CHCEDS012||Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas|
|CHCEDS013||Use an e-learning management system|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCEDS007||Work effectively with students and colleagues|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCEDS005||Support the development of literacy and oral language skills|
|CHCEDS006||Support the development of numeracy skills|
|CHCEDS014||Support students with English as a second language|
You must be at least 18 when you start the course.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
You will need a Working with Children Check before you can underake your industry placement
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion of this course, you will receive the CHC32013 Certificate III in Education Support.
How to apply
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These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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