Course Description

Become a valued part of the education system as a Teacher’s Aide, Learning Support Assistant or Support Worker assisting children with special needs, with the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support .  

Please note CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education Support has been superseded by CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support on the 19th of July 2021.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

What you'll learn

  • The Certificate III will fully prepare you for a career in the classroom, helping teachers to educate, support and inspire students.

  • This online education support course will give you the expertise to communicate and work collaboratively with teachers and colleagues, as well as to support the holistic wellbeing, health and safety of all students.

  • You will master the skills that you need to effectively help children learn and develop numeracy, literacy and oral language skills.

  • During your studies you will learn how to help children and teens with behavioural issues, and how to fully support and assist those with special learning needs.

  • You will become adept at implementing planned education programs in classroom settings, as well as helping with the organisation and management of classrooms and community education centres.

  • The Certificate III lets you choose what you would like to specialise in as a Teacher’s Aide with a choice of elective subjects, some of which include: small group learning, supporting ESL students, and working with families to provide appropriate care for children.

Why study this course?

  • The Certificate III offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning, with a practical 120 hours of work placement in a real classroom of your choosing, so you can practice and perfect what you learn.

  • The Certificate is perfect for people who are wanting to start a career in education support, as well as for those who are already working in the area but who need to formalise their experience in order to take the next step in their career. 

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (special needs)
  • Education Support Officer
  • Education Support Worker
  • Home Tutor
  • Homeland Teaching Assistant
  • Language Worker
  • Literacy Worker
  • School Learning Support Officer
  • Support Worker (working with children with disabilities)
  • Teacher Aide
  • Teaching Assistant