Certificate III In Education Support

Course Code: CHC30213
Study Area:
Education Support

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

This course will provide students with a Nationally recognised qualification for employment. Some job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Teachers aide
  • Integration aide
  • Education assistant - special needs
  • Home tutor
  • Support worker for children with disabilities

  • Pre Training Review
  • Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) online assessment
  • Minimum age is 17 years and 11 months at time of course start date

Students are no longer required to provide evidence of COVID 19 Vaccination to enrol and attend classes for this course. However, students are still required to provide proof of COVID19 Vaccination by the deadline set by the Placement Team to be eligible to start the practical placement component. Practical placement is a mandatory component of the course.

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.

Start Date: October 2022

End Date: May 2023

Days & Times: 2 days per week 

Course Duration: 6 months

Delivery location: Blended delivery combining on campus and online learning

100 hours of Practical Placement is a mandatory component of this course. 

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

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. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through ;JobTrainer. 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. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement.

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

You will be assessed throughout the course, these are listed below. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit. We use a online Learning Platform to communicate to students, distribute learning materials and assessment. Your assessment will be required to be submitted using our Online Platform also.

  • Demonstration
  • Case Study
  • Field Work
  • Assignment
  • Observation
  • Knowledge Test

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discus with your teacher.

Learning options
  • Blended
  • Off campus
  • Online
  • 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
  • A range of vocational courses within Bendigo TAFE may be undertaken in education or disability
  • Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses


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

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
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*$2,002.16
Concession - average total course fee*$400.43
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,243.40
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

This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 3:02 PM