Certificate III In Education Support

Course Code: CHC30213
Study Area:
Education Support

If you are enrolling in this course as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Next Intake: Evening class (online virtual classroom)

Start Date: 5 October 2021

End Date: April 2022

Days & Times: Remote (online) delivery. One evening per week (Tuesday 6pm - 8pm via BlueJeans)

Work Placement: 100 hours (approx. 2 days per week for 10 weeks)


Next Intake: Day class 

Start Date: Early 2022

End Date: TBC


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. Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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.

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom (Delivery Method)- 6 - Month/s
  • Full time - Blended- 6 - Month/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

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

  • Police Check
  • Individual interview
  • Working with Children Check
  • Literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Minimum age is 17 years and 11 months at time of course start date

If you are enrolling in this course as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing 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. You will develop the skills required to support children both academically and emotionally with inclusive learning practices for children and young people.

    Placement agreements

Practical Placement is a mandatory component of this course. Bendigo TAFEs Placement Support Officer will assist students with their placement needs in approved host organisation. Bendigo TAFE will make efforts to secure an appropriate placement. 

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

    A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)
    A satisfactory National Police Check - National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the students name and the BT issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

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

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
  • Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses


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.

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
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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

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.

This page was last updated on 19/08/2021 12:13 PM

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