Certificate III in Education Support


  • 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

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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

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.





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.
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Assignments, assessments & school field visits
Start date

Enrol anytime.

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
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Payment options

12-month interest free payment plan

Terms & conditions apply

No deposit, and pay no interest for the first 12 months.
Pay over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

or Upfront payment

Course price $3,100 AUD


There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol no matter what level of education or work experience you have.

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

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

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

  4. CHCEDS008 - Comply with school administrative requirements

  5. CHCEDS004 - Contribute to organisation & management of classroom or centre

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

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

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

  9. HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health & safety

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

  11. CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children & young people

  12. CHCEDS018 - Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

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

  14. CHCEDS006 - Support the development of numeracy skills

  15. CHCEDS024 - Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

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

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

  18. CHCDIS301C - Work effectively with people with a disability

  19. CHCEDS007 - Work effectively with students & 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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