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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.
TimesTraining is undertaken in the workplace, teachers meet with trainees on a regular basis both face to face and via phone to support them in their training. Visits undertaken in the workplace and meetings with Supervisors of trainees to discuss their progress.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Education Support (Traineeship).
- Integration aide
- Teachers aide
- School office administration
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Students must obtain a clear police check and working with children's check
Recommended entry requirements
- Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age to be considered for enrolment into this course.
Students will need access to a computer and internet connection.
Specialist Course Information
PlacementMinimum of 100 hours to be completed within a school environment.
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment|
|CHCEDS002 Assist in 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|
|CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements|
|CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas|
|CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students|
|CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment|
|CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid|
Practical class and placement experiences, projects, written assessments, online quizzes.