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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
Combination, Online (With on-campus workshops)
18 months
Starting Date:
Warragul: 09/11/2020, 08/02/2021 and 16/07/2021
Bairnsdale: 10/02/2021
Bairnsdale, Warragul
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

A Certificate III in Education Support will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to support students and staff in a range of educational settings, including public, independent and specialist schools. Be the additional help that students need to set themselves up for success with this nationally accredited qualification.

You may find yourself working as an integration aide, a school office administrator or as a teacher’s aide. Regardless of the pathway you choose, you will be providing essential support for educators and students, helping from within to improve processes and systems.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Warragul 08/02/2021: Monday 9:15am - 2:45pm. Classes will be held every 2nd Wednesday.
Bairnsdale10/02/2021: Wednesday 9:15am - 2:45pm. Classes will be held every 2nd Monday.
Warragul 16/07/2021: Friday 9:15am - 2:45pm. Classes will be held every 2nd Friday.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Education Support.

Career Opportunities

  • Integration aide
  • Teachers aide
  • School office administration

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Students must obtain a clear police check and working with children's check to be able to attend placement. They must also have access to a laptop with camera and sound for independent study days and attending the Collaborate sessions.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age to be considered for enrolment into this course


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Students will need access to a computer and internet connection.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Minimum of 100 hours to be completed within a school environment.
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


Practical class  and placement experiences, projects, written assessments, online quizzes.