Bairnsdale: 15/02/2023 and 06/09/2023
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 School Based 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 varied: from working as an integration aide 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 seek 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 School Based 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.
|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: 13/09/2022|| Tuesday 9:15am - 2:45pm |
Semester two intake - Warragul Campus
|Bairnsdale: 15/02/2023|| |
Wednesday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Orientation and induction day - Wednesday 15th February 2023.
The orientation and induction day will provide students with an overview of how to use Moodle with presentations from the Placement Coordinator, Student Support Services and the Library staff to allow students to learn about the expectations of the course before they start their course work. Classes will be held every 2nd Wednesday. Wednesday 1st March 2023 will be the first workshop for the first unit.
|Bairnsdale: 06/09/2023|| |
Wednesday 9:30am - 2:30pm
Orientation and induction day - Wednesday 6th September.
The orientation and induction day will provide students with an overview of how to use Moodle with presentations from the Placement Coordinator, Student Support Services and the Library staff to allow students to learn about the expectations of the course before they start their course work. Classes will be held every 2nd Wednesday. Wednesday 2nd October 2023 will be the first workshop for the first unit.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in School Based Education Support.
- Education support worker in a primary or secondary school setting
- Integration aide in a primary or secondary school setting
- Teacher's aide in a primary or secondary school setting
Opportunities for Further Study
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 https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/worker-vaccination-requirements#third-dose-vaccination-requirements.
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.
Limitations to entry:
Inherent requirements for this course:
This course has a mandatory workplace component in a school setting to complete practical assessments. The following are the inherent requirements for education support workers' roles and responsibilities:
- Providing a child-safe environment (being able to move quickly if a child is in danger)
- Providing basic physical and emotional care for students (assisting with toileting, managing student behavior, supporting children with disabilities which may include lifting, administration of medication, and required treatments)
- Supervision in the playground, and on camps, excursions, and sporting activities and events
- Provide support for teaching teach (may include setting up activities, supervision of small or large group activities)
- Set up and put away learning materials and resources both indoors and outside where required
- Standing for long periods of time, being able to get down to a child's level and engage in activities which may be at a table of floor level
Students will need access to a computer and internet connection.
Specialist Course Information
PlacementAt least a minimum of 100 hours to be completed in a school setting.
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.
Sample course units
|CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder|
|CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures|
|CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom|
|CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills|
|CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills|
|CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains|
|CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour|
|CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues|
|CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students|
|CHCEDS043 Support students with English as an additional language|
|HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting|
|CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment|
|CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs|
Practical class and placement experiences, projects, written assessments, online quizzes.