We’re developing the next generation of child care and education professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
5-6 Months
575 Hours
From $2,400

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This is qualification is Australia’s most current, nationally-recognised, education support course where you will learn how to help and assist children learn and grow in a range of education settings.

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

About this course

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

The Certificate III in Education support provides individuals currently employed within the education support sector the possibility to gain skills to formalise their knowledge or to expand their career opportunities through a Nationally Recognised Training qualification. It is also perfect for individuals that have an interest in working with children as a Teaching Assistant and who wish to pursue a career within the field.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service
Courses from $2,400.

What if I have studied before?

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.

If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.

Pathways in Early Childhood Education & Care

Clients may work with teachers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings.

This qualification has pathways into further study; Certificate IV in Education Support Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Possible Outcomes

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs)
  • Education Support Officer
  • Education Support Worker
  • Home Tutor
  • Homeland Teaching Assistant
  • Language Worker
  • Literacy Worker
  • Support Worker (Working with Children with Disabilities)
  • School Learning Support Officer
  • Teacher Aide
  • Teacher assistant

Course Units

This course is made up of 17 units of study, these are divided into 12 core units, and 5 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for.

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE003  Provide care for children
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care for children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCEDS008  Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety


This course is offered as both full time and part time either on campus or through our blended learning model. Through our blended learning model you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required.

As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement. Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Full Time Available
  • Part Time Available

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