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Course Description

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support is Australia’s latest teacher’s aide course.  It is designed for those seeking work in a classroom environment – in supporting students and young people with their learning, additional needs, and to develop language and numeracy skills.

Studying this Cert 3 in Education Support online will give you the practical skills you need to widen your job options, 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 vital skills needed by those seeking education support worker jobs, such as a teacher’s aide, teacher assistant, or educational assistant.

You will develop practical skills to work with culturally diverse students in a classroom environment.

You will learn how to support behaviour, learning; and the development of their literacy, oral language skills, and numeracy skills in the classroom. Additionally, you will learn about the framework of an education environment, and how to support students with additional needs, or disabilities.

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 Education Support Take Your Career?

This Cert III in Education 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:

  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Educational Assistant
  • Integration Aide
  • Home Tutors
  • Learning Support Officer
  • Education Support Worker
  • School Support Officer
  • Aboriginal Education Officer
  • Special Needs Educational Assistant
  • Educational 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 Cert III in Education Support can take you.

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Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

Maximum Time to Finish this course is 31/12/2022 Up to 940 hours (including the Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:


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Course Delivery Options & Duration

Course Delivery

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers this course through Mixed Mode Delivery, which means it will be self-paced and completed via distance education using Inspire’s online student portal.

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 until 31st Dec 2022 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 CHC30213 Certificate III in 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 assist in implementing planned education programs, organising activities in a classroom setting, and contributing to student education in all areas of development.

You will also learn how to provide support to children with disabilities or additional needs, and how to support behaviour, and literacy and numeracy skills in young children.

Additionally, you will learn to work effectively with students, colleagues, and a diverse range of people, including promoting their safety, and the safety of indigenous Australians.

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
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English and Math, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

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 before accessing the course materials and commencing studies
  • Obtain a positive National Criminal History Check
  • Obtain an eligibility for relevant Working with Children Check (state-based)

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 CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support will help you develop the skills and knowledge to apply for entry-level jobs as a Teacher’s Aide or similar roles.

Once you have completed this course, you may continue your training in this field with the:

  • CHC40221 Certificate IV in Education Support
    To enable further career advancement into supervisor roles, entry into broad-based community education settings, other support specialisations.

Other courses that may complement your Education Support qualifications include:

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
    To work as an early childhood educator in long day care or family day care environments
  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
    To see employment in supervisory or managerial roles in the Early Childhood Education sector

Course Units

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support has 17 total units comprised of 12 core units and 5 elective units. All elective units in this education support qualification were chosen to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of education professionals.

These units are clustered into 6 workbooks to provide a more holistic learning experience, and reduce ‘doubling-up’ of assessment tasks in two or more course units. This may help you complete your qualification faster.

Core Units:

CHCECE006 – Support behaviour 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

Elective Units:

CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCEDS011 – Search and assess online information
CHCEDS016 – Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCEDS025 – Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety

The CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support, which supersedes this course, was released on 19 July 2021.  What we offer, the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, has a teach out period until 20 January 2023.  As such, students will still gain this qualification, provided they successfully complete course requirements within this period.

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
  • Basic assessment and diagnostic tools such as forms, records, inventories, checklists and surveys
  • Sample individual education plans (IEP), diagnostic reports, and other assessment and diagnostic materials
  • Workplace health and safety (WHS) industry guides and other relevant organisation policy, protocols and procedures
  • Information about accreditation standards
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

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
  • A video recording device
  • Audio recording device (where necessary)
  • At least two (2) 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 CHC30213 Certificate III in 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) – Limited relevant knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 940 hours
  • Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – Moderate relevant knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 800 hours
  • Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway) – Extensive relevant knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of 1 year or more. Study hours is up to 640 hours
  • Expert (Assessment only) – Current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive relevant knowledge and skill. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. Study hours is up to 437 hours

Expected Study Hours

This online education support course has an expected study time of up to 940 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/questionnaire, knowledge assessment, self-reflection, self-evaluation), Product-based Methods (e.g. projects, practical assessment, case study, structured tasks), Portfolio (e.g. portfolio, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments that involve observing the students as they complete tasks relevant to the course requirements), and Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports).

Due to the pending course transition, initial assessments for this course can only be accepted up to and including 30 Nov 2022. This course will close for all submission and completions from 31 Dec 2022.

Vocational Placement

You must complete work placement in an approved educational environment and support children from ages 5 to 18 years, in order to gain the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support. These include facilities such as:

  • Government or Private schools (pre-primary, primary, and secondary)
  • Education Centres
  • Special Education Centres
  • Community Educational Centres

You need to complete a minimum of 100 hours up to a maximum of 240 hours to fulfil the work placement requirement and complete your study. 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 in an education environment, including:

  • Indoor and outdoor activity areas
  • Access to documents specific to the work context, such as:
    • Lesson plans and classroom programs
    • Individual Education Plans (IEP)
    • School forms, job descriptions, student records (for student profile portfolio), school policies and procedures, and student handbook
  • Access to the following people:
    • At least two (2) students – each with a special learning need in a different domain and each assigned with a specific Individual Education Plan
    • At least two (2) students – each with a special need and/or specific disability and each assigned with a specific Individual Education Plan (Note: May be the same students, provided that they meet the assessment requirements (see assessment requirements for CHCDIS007 and CHCEDS018)
    • At least one (1) colleague – a person who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or one who has worked closely with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and communities

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.

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 Certificate III in 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 Education Support, you are now qualified for a range of careers in an education environment.  Career information provided by My Skills includes the following job outcomes for education support workers:

  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (culturally diverse school)
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant

You can also search for teacher assistanthome tutor, or integration aide to see all the opportunities available right now.

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