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Course Description

The CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support is Australia’s latest teacher’s aide course.  It is designed for those seeking work in a classroom environment – in supporting students with their learning, additional needs, and skill development.  Studying this education support online course will give you the practical skills you need to apply for jobs in a range of childcare, school, and educational institutions and settings.

By successfully completing Inspire Education’s (RTO# 32067) teacher’s assistant course, you will gain a range of skills needed by those seeking education support worker jobs, such as a teacher’s aide, teacher assistant, or educational assistant.

You will learn how to contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs, to health, safety, and wellbeing of students, and to student education in all developmental areas.  You will also learn how to support the development of literacy and oral language skills, the development of numeracy skills, and students with additional needs in the classroom.  Additionally, you will learn about the legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment, and about identifying and responding to children and young people at risk.

This online teacher’s aide course will help equip you with the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

Where Can the Certificate III in School Based Education Support Take Your Career?

This Cert III in School Based Ed Support is one of the most popular nationally recognised and accredited teacher’s aide courses.

It is ideal for anyone seeking jobs in an education environment, including private schools, public schools, and other educational institutions and education settings.  Common job pathways include:

  • Education Aide
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Education Assistant
  • Preschool Aide
  • Integration Aide

Looking at Australia’s teacher’s aide jobs outlook and education aide-related jobs outlook will give you a glimpse of the jobs you can take on—possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast. Click on the links to explore where the CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support can take you.

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Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 months Up to 948 hours (including the Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:

Commencement:

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Course Delivery Options & Duration

Course Delivery

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers this course through Mixed Mode Delivery (with required vocational placement), which means it will be self-paced and completed via distance education using Inspire’s online student portal, along with the required placement.  Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, and online learning resources, assessment materials and activities.

We have a continual intake of students on this basis, meaning you can enrol and start your course straight away!

In this delivery method students are able to successfully complete their training from anywhere in Australia.  This means you can study wherever you are, including rural areas and major cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or Adelaide. This online course allows you to work and study at your own pace whenever it is convenient for you.

Course Duration

Students have up to 12 months from their commencement date to achieve all learning outcomes & assessments for this online education support course.

You can find our student policies and procedures on the Inspire Education student handbook by clicking here.

What Will You Learn in this Teachers Aide Course?

This CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support online teachers aide course will prepare you for a rewarding career working with children in an educational setting.  You will learn critical skills and knowledge needed by a teachers aide, teacher assistant, or educational assistant in a range of educational facilities, to assist teachers in the classroom and help ensure all children have the help they need.

This includes learning how to contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs, to health, safety, and wellbeing of students, and to student education in all developmental areas.  You will also learn how to support the development of literacy, numeracy, and oral language skills, responsible student behaviour, and students with additional needs in the classroom.

Additionally, you will learn how to work effectively with students and colleagues, provide support to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), meeting legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment, and identifying and responding to children and young people at risk.

In summary, you will gain skills to become a “powerful force of good” – working toward a job where every day you assist teachers to help children learn, develop, and grow.

Follow your passion – and start your online teachers aide course, today!

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter this qualification. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older (Note: Students below 18 years old will need to investigate potential vocational placement options prior to enrolment, as some placement centres will not accept underage students)
  • Have sound language, literacy, and numeracy skills (at least Year 10 or equivalent)

Students are also required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Qualification Pathways

The latest CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support will help you develop the skills and knowledge to apply for entry-level jobs as a Teacher’s Aide or similar roles.

Students enrolled in this course may wish to study other courses that will support them in their teaching skills.  Options available for students may include:

Course Units

The CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support has 15 total units comprised of 10 core units and 5 elective units.  All elective units in this education support course were chosen to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of education professionals.

Core Units:

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCEDS033 – Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
CHCEDS034 – Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
CHCEDS035 – Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS036 – Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS037 – Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS057 – Support students with additional needs in the classroom
CHCEDS059 – Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCEDS060 – Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS061 – Support responsible student behaviour

Elective Units:

CHCEDS041 – Set up and sustain learning areas
CHCEDS048 – Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS056 – Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012* – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

*NOTE: The HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting must be completed at another RTO provider of the student’s choice; it will be processed as credit transfer into their course.

Resources Provided by Inspire

To support your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents
  • A qualified observer* for the direct observation requirements

*Qualified observer – A VET practitioner qualified to provide assessments in accordance to Clauses 1.13-1.16 of the Standards for RTOs 2015.

Resources Supplied by the Student

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Printer and scanner
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone or video recorder) to record roleplay activities
  • At least five (5) volunteers for assessment tasks

Course Outline & Structure

Inspire Education (RTO #32067) will provide you with first-class training and student support while you undertake your studies in the CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support.

You will complete a Personal eLearning Plan Evaluation as part of your enrolment. You will then be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort, taking into account your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills.

The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary on these 4 Cohorts:

  • Beginner (Full Study Model) – includes learners who are interested in an entry-level teacher’s aide role without any previously completed formal qualifications; also those who may be unemployed or looking for a career change; study hours is up to 948 hours
  • Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – includes learners who are interested in working in a teacher’s aide role without any previously completed formal qualifications, but may have some minor work experience related to support or assisting roles for less than a year; also those who are currently employed and are seeking career advancement; also those who may have previously completed a Certificate II qualification that is within the CHC Training Package; study hours is up to 863 hours
  • Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway) – includes learners who have worked previously as a teacher’s aide without any recent industry experience; also those who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification, such as CHC30812/CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, skill sets or units of competency from the CHC Training Package, and are not actively working in the industry in the last 2 years; study hours is up to 648 hours
  • Expert (Assessment only) – includes learners who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification, such as CHC30812/CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, skill sets or units of competency from the CHC Training Package, and are actively working in the industry in the last 2 years; study hours is up to 518 hours

Expected Study Hours

This online education support course has an expected study time of up to 948 hours (including Vocational Placement), depending on your industry experience. Students can work at their own pace and complete the course faster if they like.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted using a combination of Questioning (e.g. written questions/questionnaires, knowledge assessment, self-reflection, self-evaluation), Product-based Methods (e.g. project, practical assessment, case study, structured tasks), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments that involve observing the learners as they complete tasks relevant to course requirements), Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, third-party reports), and Credit Transfer.

Vocational Placement

To successfully complete this qualification, you must complete at least 100 hours up to a maximum of 240 hours vocational placement within an approved and regulated classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students.  This work placement will allow you to gain practical workplace-based experience and solidify the skills you will learn in your teaching assistant course.

To view what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider, click here >> Vocational Placement FAQs

The Vocational Placement Provider must provide access to:

  • A workplace supervisor and colleagues for guidance and collaboration
  • Indoor and outdoor activity areas
  • Access to documents specific to the work context, such as:
    • Lesson plans and classroom programs
    • Curriculum information
    • Individual Learning Plans/Individual Education Plans (IEP)
    • School forms, job descriptions, student records (for student profile portfolio), school policies and procedures, and student handbook
  • Teaching documents and resources, including but not limited to:
    • Teacher planning documents
    • Literacy teaching and learning resources
    • Student reporting templates
    • Information technology for research and resource development
  • Students in a school in a range of ages, including:
    • Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Work Health and Safety requirements, including:
    • Regulations
    • Policies and procedures
    • Reporting forms
    • First Aid kit

Note: Students are required to complete a Police Check, Blue Card or Working With Children Check, and additional manual handling training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility. Any costs will be shouldered by the student. For students planning to do work placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

Trainer Observation Requirements

Some units of competency within this qualification require students to be directly observed by a qualified assessor during a site visit.

Students have three (3) options to complete these trainer observation requirements:

1. Attend an Inspire Education Partner Centre – Students residing in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne can attend one of our Partner Centres at their own cost

2. Qualified Assessor – Students can request for a qualified assessor* to conduct the trainer observation within their preferred centre.  The qualified assessor* must hold the following:

  • One of the following TAE qualifications:
    • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills AND TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
    • A diploma in higher education (must have focus on adult education)
    • TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set
  • CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support, or EQUIVALENT units
  • Evidence of Industry Currency and VET Professional Development within the last 12 months

3. Inspire Education Trainer – Students can request for an Inspire Education trainer to conduct the trainer observations at their preferred centre for a fee of $500 per day plus travel and accommodation expenses.

*Inspire Education will assess and approve the allocation of a qualified assessor according to the requirements of Standards for RTOs Clauses 1.13-1.24.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Any Learner who has completed any formal or informal training or gained work experience relevant to this education support qualification may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. When applying for RPL, you must provide sufficient evidence of competency for the units offered in this Certificate III in Education Support online course.

To apply for RPL for the CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support (previously Cert III Education Support), simply indicate on your enrolment form your intent to apply for RPL. You will then receive an RPL Kit and a call from your Trainer and RPL Assessor to help you collect evidence and identify RPL opportunities. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Career Pathways

Upon successful completion of your Cert III in School Based Education Support, you are now qualified for a range of careers in an education environment.  Career information provided by My Skills states that Cert III graduates are most often employed in the following line of work:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (79.5%)
  • Sales Workers (5.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4.5%)

You can also search for teacher aide, education assistant, or integration aide jobs to see all the opportunities available right now.

^To enrol now, pay only the upfront fee and take advantage of easy monthly payments for the remaining course balance. View the course information pack for complete pricing details.
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