CHC30213Certificate III in Education Support

Open Colleges
Open Colleges
  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 18 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Education Support Worker | Social Worker | Teacher's Aide | Teaching Assistant | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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Last modified: 29 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

The Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) offered through Open Colleges in partnership with the TAFE NSW is an online course designed specifically for those seeking work as teacher aides, as well as those already working in the education system who want a formal qualification.

Teacher aides are currently in high demand and the nationally recognised Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) will give you the core skills and training to assist teachers in a range of classroom contexts.

With the education you receive in this online certificate course, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to the education of young people as well as enjoy a rewarding career. This education support program also provides on-the-job experience through a mandatory work placement that will give you an extra edge when you're looking for employment.

Practical industry work experience

The CertificateIII in Education Support (CHC30213) offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning, with a practical 120 hours of work placement in a real classroom of your choosing, so you can practice and perfect what you learn.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

    • Have completed year 10 or equivalent; OR
    • Hold a certificate II or higher; OR
    • Have at least two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
  • Subject Breakdown

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    n this online education support course, the subjects may study include: 

    Core units:

    • CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
    • CHCEDS007 - Work effectively with students and colleagues
    • CHCEDS018 - Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
    • CHCEDS005 - Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
    • CHCEDS006 - Support the development of numeracy skills
    • CHCEDS017 - Contribute to the health and safety of students
    • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse cultures
    • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture safety 
    • CHCEDS003 - Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
    • CHCEDS001 - Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
    • CHCEDS004 - Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
    • CHCEDS002 - Assist in implementation of planned educational programs

    Elective units (complete four):

    • CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
    • CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
    • CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language
    • CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills
    • CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
    • CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) from Open Colleges.

Wondering where a career in education support could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Teacher’s Aide, Teaching Assistant, Education Assistant.

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $58.75 per week (56 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $2,712 upfront payment

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