Certificate III in Education Support

Course Code: CHC30213
Study Area:
General Education

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Bendigo City

Semester 2: Monday and Tuesday – 13 July 2020 to December 2020

This course is suitable for new integration aides, or for those seeking employment as an integration aide. Students will develop the skills required to support children both academically and emotionally with inclusive learning practices for children and young people.

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom (Delivery Method) - 6 - Month/s
  • Full time - Blended - 6 - Month/s Total number of units of competency = 17 units Core units of competency = 12 units Elective units of competency = 5 units of which: • At least 3 must be selected from the electives listed in the qualification overview • Up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course relevant to the work outcome. The following units have been selected. Core units: 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 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 CHCEDS017 - Contribute to the health and safety of students CHCEDS018 - Support student with additional needs in the classroom environment Elective units: CHCEDS012 - Set up sustain individual and small group learning areas CHCEDS014 - Support students with English as a second language CHCEDS016 - Support learning for student with disabilities in a classroom environment CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk HLTAID003 - Provide first aid


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • • Integration aide • Multicultural aid • Teacher aide • Teacher assistant • Education assistant • Special needs assistant • Home tutor • School library and reception work • Work in education support in primary and secondary school

  • Attended an individual interview Complete an Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment Successfully obtain and clear National Police Check (NPC) and Working With Children’s Check (WWCC). Under current disability legislative requirements for workers all participants must have no disclosures.

Course overview

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. Suitable if you are a new Integration Aide, or seeking employment as an Integration Aide. You will develop the skills required to support children both academically and emotionally with inclusive learning practices for children and young people. This program is delivered 2 days per week over 20 weeks for facilitator lead classroom activities from facilitators who are industry experts in their field. Classes commence at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm. You will undertake practical placement in an education setting. You will be supervised on your placement by staff from the host employer and visiting Bendigo TAFE assessor. Units of competency have a practical placement component so you won’t achieve a competent result until after successful completion of placement. Placement will give you valuable practical experience to enhance the skills and knowledge learnt through the course. You will be required to: Undertake a National Police Record Check prior to commencement Undertake a Working With Children’s Check prior to commencement The 100 hours of mandatory placement will commence after specific units have been completed and deemed satisfactory as per the delivery sequence and all necessary paperwork has been received and agreements signed.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • • Written test and/or written assignment • Observation on practical placement • Questioning and quizzes • Role play • Case studies • Research tasks

Learning options
  • Blended
  • Off campus
  • Classroom (Delivery Method)
  • Electronic

Key study areas
• Development and behaviour • Literacy support • Numeracy support • Diversity in the workplace • Legal and ethical requirements

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) I Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) I Bachelor of Education


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$0.00
Concession - average total course fee*$0.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,091.12
B.   Materials average fee**$165.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$72.20
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

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