We’re developing the next generation of child care and education professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
Full time -
38 weeks
Part time -
76 weeks
608 Hours
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 CHC30213 – 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 in the childcare sector.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service

Prices start from $2,259.00.

A range of Weekly or Fortnightly Payment Plans are available.

Entry Requirements

This course requires successful completion of the Snapshot Reading and Numeracy indicator as part of the Core Skills Profile for Adults. (CSPA)
For more information, visit https://www.acer.org/cspa/ for an overview.

This course requires the ability to apply for a DCSI – working with children employment screening. Upon enrolment, Enable College will notify you to complete an application. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.

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

  • 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 Aid
  • 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. You will also be expected to complete 120 Hours of Work Placement.

CHCECE006 Support behavior 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
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (recommended)
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety

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.


The CHC30213 – Certificate III in Education Support is offered for both full time and part time at our Adelaide campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide). As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real-life situations through work placement.

Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 30 hours per week. There is an expectation that students will need to submit a minimum of two assessments per month.

Part-time training:  This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 15 hours per week. There is an expectation that students will need to submit a minimum of one assessment per month.

External Learning

Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course.  Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Early Childhood Education and Care, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.

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

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