CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

General Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Provide clear Police Check and Working with Children’s Check without disclosures
  • Access to computer and internet
Mandatory entry requirements:
  • Students must obtain a clear National Police Check and Working With Children Check to be able to complete the workplace component of this course.
  • Students will complete a pre-training review (PTR), including language, literacy, and numeracy assessment, phone interview, and a face-to-face interview.
  • To attend placement or be in the workplace, students are required to meet the COVID-19 vaccination recommendations as determined by the State Government and/or individual school requirements.  Further information can be found at here.
Recommended entry requirements:
  • Students must have a laptop with a camera and microphone (for online workshops if needed).
  • Basic digital literacy skills, including experience using Microsoft Office 365.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements are the components of a course or unit that demonstrates student ability, knowledge and skills in order to achieve the stated learning outcomes of the course or unit. In order for students to be deemed competent within a course or unit Inherent Requirements must be met by all students.

Where students may require reasonable adjustments to a course or unit as a result of disability or other impacts on study these actions must not undermine the academic integrity of the course, unit or learning outcome. TAFE Gippsland is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment and placement.

Prospective students of the Certificate III in Education Support are required to review the following Inherent Requirements prior to proceeding with enrolment to ensure you are aware of any difficulties you may have to meet these requirements.

Physical Stamina

Student has the ability to stand for long periods of time, complete shifts of physical work 8 hours.

What is expected of student:

  • The ability to stand with only short breaks for the duration of 8 hour period.
  • The ability to walk for extended periods as required for a placement shift.
  • The ability to safely move from standing to sitting on floor and back up again multiple times throughout a day.
  • Maintain concentration levels in order to complete practical tasks and care at the high level required.
  • Complete multiple physical and mental tasks over the period of a shift with the stamina to provide safe care to children including personal care.

Strength and mobility

Student must be able to perform stable gross motor skills such as walking, navigating environments, bending.
What is expected of student:

Gross Motor

  • Stable physical mobility in order to safety lift and carry equipment while physically navigate the environment.
  • The physical mobility to navigate an education environment with the ability to appropriately respond physically if a student requires assistance.

Communication (verbal / non-verbal)

Student has the ability to interact with fellow students, staff and children in a practical setting in English in order to fulfil placement and course requirements.

What is expected of student:

  • The ability to understand and respond to verbal communication.
  • Verbally communicate clear instructions and explanations.
  • The ability to respond to verbal instructions or communicate in a timely manner

Communication (written)

Student is able to produce written materials required for the classroom and practical setting.

What is expected of student:

  • Clear, concise, accurate and time efficient writing including the ability to produce hand written notes.
  • Recording information using computer based systems (typing).
  • Writing reports and assessments for classroom based activities.
  • Digital literacy skills in order to navigate TAFE Gippsland online Learning Management System.
  • Regular access to Student hub in order to be up to date with course information including class changes


Student must demonstrate knowledge of and ability to adhere to the ethical behaviour requirements in all course environments (pre enrolment, classroom based activities, practical activities and placement).

What is expected of student:

  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality of information in the practical setting.
  • Ability to take responsibility for behaviour.
  • Act in a professional manner at all times such as behaving with responsibility, following safety guidelines to reduce risk.

All students must comply with codes, guidelines and policies regarding appropriate behaviour in the sector and TAFE Gippsland. This ensures physical, psychological, emotional and wellbeing of individual and those in care is not at risk.

Mental wellness

Mental Wellness is the ability to recognise individual abilities and respond to normal stresses of life, study and work.
Student demonstrates the ability to moderate their own behaviour with behavioural stability in order to function in a diverse and challenging classroom and practical environment.

What is expected of student:

  • Responding appropriately to constructive feedback.
  • Managing own emotions and behaviour effectively when dealing with individuals in practical and classroom setting. Especially situations which may be challenging as they primary or secondary aged children.
  • Manage multiple demands.
  • Remain focused and engaged during all practical tasks to ensure appropriate support provided.
  • Manage personal emotions and behaviour when working with fellow students, staff and in the practical setting students.


Student must demonstrate the required level of literacy in order to read, comprehend and retain course information and understand written instructions to perform tasks necessary to the practical environment.

What is expected of student:

  • The ability to read and understand information such as placement documents, organisational procedures, relevant policies, plans, individual learning plans and safety procedures. This is
    essential to provide appropriate support and meet the legal and ethical responsibilities during placement.
  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of course materials such as class notes, text books.


Vision refers to the extent that an individual can see and interpret visual information. The wearing of glasses or contact lens that correct vision is not considered relevant to this inherent requirement.

Students are expected to have a level of vision that enables them to safely complete all practical and administrative tasks associated with the Early Childhood environment.

What is expected of student:

  • The ability to read handwritten and information in reduced size fonts.
  • Sufficient vision to assist, supervise and navigate the environment with children which will include objects on floor.