Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213)

Entry Requirements

  • You must have completed year 10 or equivalent or be considered a mature aged student and you must turn 18 years of age or older by completion of the Teacher’s Assistant course.
  • All applicants must also complete a literacy and numeracy assessment at AHEA.

Course Duration

  • 16 weeks (approximately), including 4 weeks of Supervised Field Placement
  • Additional placement time may be required if assessed as Not Yet Competent
  • AHEA usually does not hold classes during periods designated as school term breaks by the West Australian Department of Education or on gazetted public holidays.

Delivery Mode

  • Full Time:
    • This course requires participants to complete up to 5 hours of individual prereading and preparation before each class.
    • AHEA’s classes are small in size, usually a maximum of twelve students. This allows for a more intense form of instruction and personalised delivery.
  • Flexible/External (only available for students working in the industry)
  • RPL/RCC available: Contact the Academy if you need more details

Course Costs

  • Go to our Fees and Charges page or contact the Academy for current course costs.
  • Please note that course costs do not include the Education Department Police Clearance and the Working with Children Check which are industry requirements.
  • Certificate III in Education Support may be available at a discount to eligible participants of various programs. These programs may be funded by the Commonwealth Government and the Government of Western Australia.

Qualification Information

This qualification covers workers in a range of education settings including public and independent schools and community education settings that provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad based supervision.

Some jurisdictions may require specialist skill development and supervision by qualified teachers to address specific job roles.

Some job roles may require the education support worker to complete work external to the immediate education environment e.g. In Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs)
  • Education Support Worker
  • Home Tutor

Please Note

*** Students are required to demonstrate that they have achieved competency during on-the-job training (Supervised Field Placement).

*** All resources are provided on loan for the use by students during the course

*** Students must ensure they can obtain a Working With Children’s Check and an Education Department Police Clearance (these are not provided as part of the course and are the responsibility of the student).

Units of Competency covered

Core Units

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education
CHCEDS002Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

Elective Units

CHCEDS008Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS011Search and assess online information
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety