Certificate III in Education Support

Course Code: CHC30213

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The Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) is ideal to prepare you for work as a Teacher Aide assisting children to learn and develop in the classroom.

This is Australia’s most current nationally recognised and accredited education support course where you will learn how to help and assist children learn and grow in the classroom, including children living with disabilities or who have other special needs.

If you see yourself supporting students with their development and progress in the classroom, then this is the right course for you.


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Where Can The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support Take Your Career?

Life is too short, go ahead and make a difference! Set things moving with the Certificate III in Education Support!

Australia’s leading Education Support course, the CHC30213 Cert III Education Support is the nationally recognised and accredited teacher’s aide course designed for anyone wanting to start a job role as a:

  • Education Aide
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Preschool Aide
  • Integration Aide
  • Special School Teacher Aide

CHC30213 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 and 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 complete their training from anywhere in Australia. This means you can study from wherever you are in the country 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.

COVID-19 Safe Online Workshop delivery is also available for this course. Stay at home during this pandemic as you attend workshops set in virtual classrooms. You may choose between the options below:

  • 1-Week Workshop – Set yourself up for success by attending a 5-day online workshop with an expert trainer! During the workshop, you will undertake several of the core projects and requirements of this course, including portfolio and case study assessment activities
  • 2-Week Workshop – Breakthrough a huge portion of your course by attending two (2) 5-day online workshops. You will undertake more of case study and portfolio tasks, plus everything in the 1-week workshop
  • 3-Week Workshop – Maximise your time and study in the most efficient way possible by attending three (3) 5-day online workshops. You will conduct all remaining critical assessment tasks, including skills workbook activities and reporting, plus everything in the 1-week and 2-week workshops
  • 4-Week Workshop – Fast track your training and gain your qualification sooner by attending four (4) 5-day online workshops. Achieve your qualification in the shortest possible time frame as you continue working on more case studies, written questions, and skills workbook activities

The schedules are as follows:


All online workshop delivery options come with up to 12 months self-paced online learning.

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

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What Will You Learn in this Education Support and Teacher’s Aide Course?

During your online training course, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge required to provide assistance in an educational setting, especially to students with special needs. This teacher’s aide course will show you how to work with other educators in supporting students’ learning, behaviour, and development, and promoting their health and safety.

You will also assist in implementing learning programs, help organise and manage a classroom or education centre, and aid in ensuring that industry and legal requirements are met. Additionally, you will learn how to work effectively with teachers and students from different cultural backgrounds and those with special needs.

The CHC30213 is Australia’s latest nationally accredited qualification for education support. It is recognised Australia-wide as one of the top courses for anyone wanting to start or advance a career as a teaching assistant or other related roles.

Course Outline & Structure

Inspire Education (RTO #32067) will provide you first-class training and student support while you undertake your studies in the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support.

You will complete a Personal Learning 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/oral questions, interviews, self-evaluation, and questionnaires), Product-based Methods (e.g. reports, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations, and outputs), Portfolio (e.g. written documents, photographs, videos, logbooks), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments in real-time in the workplace or in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace), and Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports)

CHC30213 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

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.


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
  • Work health and safety (WHS) industry guides and other relevant organisation policy, protocols and procedures
  • Information about accreditation standards
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

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

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

Vocational Placement

You must complete a vocational placement in an approved educational environment in order to gain the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support. This includes facilities such as:

  • Government or Private schools (pre-primary, primary, and secondary)
  • Education Centres
  • Kindergarten
  • 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 vocational 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 their vocational placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

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. Students enrolled in this course may wish to study other courses that will enhance their skills. Options include:

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.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

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