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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
Combination, Online (With on-campus workshops)
18 months
Starting Date:
Warragul: 16/07/2021
Bairnsdale: 2022
Bairnsdale, Warragul
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Course Overview

The need for extra support in schools has never been greater, and we’re here to help you gain all the skills you need to play an important role in the future of our kids.

Whether you’re looking to work in public, independent or specialist schools, a Certificate III in Education Support will give you the skills and knowledge to support students and staff in pursuing their dreams, while also achieving your own.

The possibilities really are endless: from working as an integration aide, an office administrator or even a teacher’s aide, you’ll learn everything you need in this nationally accredited qualification.

The course structure is also designed to fit into your life as easily as possible. Attending all your classes on the same day each fortnight, you’ll have the flexibility to study when and where you can outside of designated class times.

At the end of course, you’ll be qualified to work in the industry, gaining hands-on experience and achieving your career goals, while you take the time to think about your next career move.

One of those career moves could be a Certificate IV in Education Support. This course will provide even greater opportunity to work in the sector, as you work and study at the same time. This means you’ll be putting what you’re learning into practice, making you more confident and increasing your employment opportunities.

We’ll teach you all you’ll need to kick-start an exciting career where you really can be anything you want.

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

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.


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

The Certificate III in Education Support requires students to complete physical and academic tasks, in order to be successful with the Certificate coursework and practical placement, students are required to perform and demonstrate a number of skills in a safe manner to themselves, other students, staff and those within their responsibility.

By understanding the task required within the course work and practical placement students can make an informed decision whether the program is suitable prior to enrolment.

Click here to read the Inherent Requirements for 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.