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Certificate III in Education Support

CHC30213

  • Prepare yourself to work as a Teacher Aide with this nationally recognised Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213)
  • Gain valuable on-the-job experience with work placement and practical assessments
  • Study online, when and where it suits you

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Teacher Aide
  • Education Assistant
  • Integration Aide
  • Education Assistant (special needs)
  • Literacy Worker
  • Education Support Worker
  • Home Tutor
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Work placement

Minimum 100 hours

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 20 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 10 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 1 year.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments, assessments & school field visits
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Contact us about enrolling.
Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

Many OTEN courses are VET FEE-HELP approved so you can study now and pay later.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
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The cost of a course can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

To work out how much this course would cost you,
contact a SEEK Learning consultant.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Providing individual support according to a child's learning plan
  • Helping young people in school to improve their literacy and numeracy skills
  • Assisting young people with disabilities in the classroom
  • Helping those who are moving school or care placements to settle in

Work placement

This course includes 100 hours of professional work placement in a school (K-12). The school needs to cater for students aged between 5 and 18 with recognised additional needs. You will need to arrange your own work placement.

Work placement is completed progressively throughout the course.

Course structure

17 units

Core units

  1. CHCEDS002 - Assist implementation of planned educational programs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist a worker to support the teacher/s in delivering planned education programs. Classroom-level support is provided to ensure the learning environment is inclusive and relevant, and appropriately resourced and maintained.

  2. CHCEDS009 - Communicate with parents, students & colleagues in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander languages and traditional knowledge to communicate with people in an educational environment.

  3. CHCEDS001 - Comply with legislative, policy & industrial requirements in the education environment


    On successful completion of this unit, you will have the skills and knowledge required to participate in quality improvement activities, monitor and obtain feedback on work performance, maintain compliance with legislation and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role. Specifically, you will:

    • Identify legislative and policy requirements
    • Comply with legislative and policy requirements
    • Identify and comply with industrial instruments relating to the job role
  4. CHCEDS008 - Comply with school administrative requirements


    This unit deals with the skills and knowledge for education support workers to undertake administration and basic computer tasks in the education environment where administration is not the main focus of work.You learn to:

    • Complete forms and documents as required
    • Store and access information appropriately
    • Manage enquiries in accordance with school policy and procedures
    • Complete written documentation
    • Use technology to support administrative and education support activities
  5. CHCEDS004 - Contribute to organisation & management of classroom or centre


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the effective functioning of a classroom or other learning environment. It deals with practical issues such as administration, equipment, teaching aids and other supplies.

  6. CHCEDS003 - Contribute to student education in all developmental domains


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to support students with different developmental issues to participate in classroom and other school activities.

  7. CHCEDS017 - Contribute to the health & safety of students


    This unit describes skills and knowledge required for teacher assistants to contribute effectively to the health and safety of students. The education support worker implements workplace health and safety instructions and procedures within his or her scope of responsibility and according to direction.

  8. CHCPRT001 - Identify & respond to children & young people at risk


    On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills required to address duty of care requirements, working within an ethical framework and applying relevant legislation, policies and procedures in responding to children and young people. Specifically, you will:

    • Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people
    • Report indications of possible risk of harm
    • Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people
  9. HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health & safety


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

  10. CHCEDS013 - Set up & sustain individual & small group learning areas


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use an e-learning management system that supports self-directed e-learning within the context of a pre-arranged course or program.

  11. CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children & young people


    On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills for workers to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour in a safe and supportive environment. Specifically, you will:

    • Contribute to a safe, supportive environment
    • Use positive support techniques
    • Observe and collect data to assist with development of appropriate strategies for support
    • Implement strategies to support children or young people with additional needs
    • Monitor and review strategies
  12. CHCEDS018 - Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by an education support worker to support students with additional needs in classrooms where there are students with a mix of abilities and needs.

  13. CHCEDS005 - Support the development of literacy & oral language skills


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required in providing assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.

  14. CHCEDS006 - Support the development of numeracy skills


    This unit focuses on the role of the education support worker in implementing numeracy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring additional numeracy support. You learn to:

    • Apply developmental and learning approaches to basic numeracy skills under supervision of teacher
    • Implement a numeracy support program
    • Support student numeracy programs
  15. CHCEDS024 - Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

  16. HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


    This unit describes the communication and work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health industry context. It deals specifically with cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities.

  17. HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers


    This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures.

  18. CHCDIS301C - Work effectively with people with a disability


    On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills required as an introduction to working and communicating with people with a disability. Specifically, you will:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the delivery of quality services for people with disabilities
    • Communicate effectively with people with a disability
    • Demonstrate the capacity to support rights, interests and needs of people with disabilities
    • Demonstrate the capacity to provide support across a range of disability types
    • Respond to situations of risk or potential risk to people with disabilities
  19. CHCEDS007 - Work effectively with students & colleagues


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively communicate with students and colleagues.

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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