We’re developing the next generation of child care and education professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
Part time -
76 weeks
15 Hours Per Week

120 Hours of Work Placement
From $2,259

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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.

CHC30213 Certificate III Education Support

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

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. This course is also a
stepping stone to further qualifications in child services, including Certificate IV and Diploma.

Enrolments may be subject to change when there are new releases to the Training Package.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service

Prices start from $2,259.00.

Price includes First Aid and Child Safe Environments.

Additional cost of up to $68 for National Police Clearance (issued through
SAPOL) and DHS Checks $63.25.

A $150 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time.


Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements need to be met prior to course commencement:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of course induction
  • Must be able to participate in 120 hours of work placement
  • Ability to gain clean Police and DHS clearances
  • Must be able to source and undertake work placement
  • Complete all enrolment processes as per the Enable College enrolment policy and procedure
  • Fee for Service Students
  • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable College LLN test
  • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)
  • Must reside in Metropolitan Adelaide
  • Students must have access to a computer, email, and internet
  • Students must have a level of physical fitness or capability to lift a child aged 0 – 6 years.

The Nationally Recognised Training

Pathways in Education Support

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 the further study; Certificate IV in Education Support.


Possible Outcomes

  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs)
  • Education Support Worker
  • Teacher assistant

Study Pathways

  • Certificate IV in Education Support
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Units

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

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

Recognition of prior learning

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.

RPL fees are $200.00

Credit Transfer

If the student has a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications
Framework from any state or territory, the RTO will automatically give exemptions for those units of
competency provided they are current. Credit transfer will be provided on the student record.


The course is offered as a Blended program only.

Students will be required to attend Enable College to undertake face to face First Aid and Child Safe
Environments training.

Students will be supported by their trainer via email, phone calls and or by making appointments to meet
face to face.

Optional study tutorials are available every Wednesday evening. Friday morning, and on arrangement
with the trainer that is assigned to support the student. The assessment due date is one every 2 weeks.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Part Time Available

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