Course Code:

CHC30213

Course title:

Certificate III in Education Support

Intakes:

February and July each year.

Duration:

12 months equivalent to full time.

Study mode:

All units of this course are delivered through a classroom teaching approach with a variety of support material supplied to facilitate self-paced learning. You will also be actively engaged in workplace performance and assessment work outside the classroom.

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This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Key features of the course

  • A range of interesting topics including:
    • supporting students’ literacy and numeracy learning
    • child development
    • helping students with a disability
    • autism spectrum disorder.
  • small classes in modern classrooms
  • practical placement in a school providing hands on experience working with students
  • supportive and well qualified trainers with extensive teaching experience in schools
  • access to student activities in a university environment
  • access to academic skills support and career advice
  • pathway to Certificate IV in Education Support.

Who should study this course?

  • those who are passionate about working with children or adolescents
  • those who want a career in educational settings as teacher aides, integration aides and education support workers
  • those who want to make a difference to the education of children and young people
  • those who want to assist students with a disability.

Entry requirements

Year 11 or above, Certificate III.

Applicants must undertake a Pre-Training review which includes a LLN assessment

Placement requirements

Students are required to complete 100 hours of practical placement. You are encouraged to find suitable schools for your placements. ACU will assist you in finding placements. You will not achieve competency in a unit until the allocated placement hours have been completed and verified by the workplace supervisor and the ACU assessor. A current Police Check and Working with Children Check is also required.

Career pathways

Possible career paths include:

  • education support worker in primary, secondary, and special schools
  • education support worker in before- or after-school care
  • pathway to Certificate IV in Education support.

RPL and Credit Transfer

ACU College recognises your past studies and experiences. If you want to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT), please refer to the student handbook and RPL/CT policy on our website for further information.

To apply for RPL or Credit Transfer, please contact your course coordinator and fill in the RPL/Credit Transfer Form (PDF File, 151.6 KB).

Policies and procedures

Units of study

Unit code

Unit title

Nominal hours

CHCECE006

Support behaviour of children and young people

30

CHCEDS001

Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

35

CHCEDS002

Assist implementation of planned educational programs

40

CHCEDS003

Contribute to student education in all developmental domains

50

CHCEDS004

Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre

30

CHCEDS005

Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

55

CHCEDS006

Support the development of numeracy skills

50

CHCEDS007

Work effectively with students and colleagues

40

CHCEDS017

Contribute to the health and safety of students

30

CHCEDS018

Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

30

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

40

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

25

HLTWHS001

Participate in work health and safety

20

CHCEDS025

Facilitate learning for students with disabilities

50

CHCEDS012

Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas

18

CHCEDS031

Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

50

CHCEDS026

Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs

45

Total hours:

638

Pathways

The possible further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification may include CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support or other relevant community services courses or course in teaching, disability work and counselling or student welfare or tertiary education.

Tuition fees and funding

In Queensland, the training is delivered with State and Commonwealth funding to eligible applicants. The payment method is a co-contribution model.

COURSE FEES 2020 - QUEENSLAND

CHC30113 Certificate III in Education Support Fees and Charges

Enrolment Category (Funding status)

Indicative

Training Hours

Total Cost to You

Full Fee for Service

868

$850.00

Funded Standard Tuition Fee

868

$320.00*

Concession Tuition Fee

868

$200.00*

· This qualification is available only to applicants employed with and negotiated through The Independent Schools Queensland agreement

Amenities fee $300.00 or $150.00 for concession holders

  • Offered in Brisbane campus of ACU College
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee funding available in Queensland only
  • Student Services and Amenities fee is applicable to all applicants
  • Scheduled nominal hours is 805 for Certificate IV
  • Textbooks and resources are not included in the fee and not a compulsory purchase.
  • A “Student Guide to Fees” is distributed at all Information Sessions
  • Each applicant must undertake a Pre-Training Review that includes an LLN assessment prior to enrolment.

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