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Certificate III in School Based Education Support

SKU:CHC30221

Now is a great time to work in Education. Prepare for an exciting career in the classroom and equip yourself with the skills and confidence to work as an education support worker or teachers' aide.
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Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Intro to Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Encourage, Nurture, and Support Children

This nationally recognised CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support will equip you with the skills to support and assist children to learn numeracy, literacy, and language skills. Start your career in education support and make a real difference in the lives of young people.

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Common job Outcomes

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

Job Skills

  • Behaviour support techniques
  • Oral language skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Plan & implement educational programs
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units to help you support students with additional needs in the classroom environment and assist with planned educational programs.

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

CHCEDS061
Support responsible student behaviour
  • Contribute to a safe and supportive environment.
  • Use positive behaviour support techniques.
  • Implement and monitor strategies to support student behaviour.
CHCEDS060
Work effectively with students and colleagues
  • Interact positively with students.
  • Respect and support students.
  • Work effectively with diverse students and colleagues.
CHCEDS057
Support students with additional needs in the classroom
  • Work with others to support students with additional needs.
  • Support individual students with additional needs.
  • Support the rights, interests and needs of students with additional needs as part of the education team.
  • Assist with classroom programs to support students with additional needs.
  • Contribute to learning opportunities.
CHCEDS036
Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
  • Work within guidelines for a literacy program.
  • Provide literacy support.
  • Monitor progress.
CHCEDS037
Support the development of numeracy skills
  • Work within guidelines for a numeracy program.
  • Provide numeracy support.
  • Monitor progress.
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Open Colleges proved to be an excellent choice for my course, Certificate III in Education Support! The course material was totally relevant, delivered in a manner that was sufficiently challenging to give value to me as a student. In other words, I was not spoon-fed but had to exert effort to complete readings and assigned submissions. When coupled with competent and helpful teachers, as well as administrators, the whole learning experience was one of great value to me, and I endorse Open Colleges as a provider of choice for higher studies!
I really enjoyed the flexibility of studying online. With two young kids it meant I could fit study in around them and their needs. Student support was always available and everyone was very helpful and friendly. I now work as an Education Assistant at a Primary School and I love it! I’ve recommended OC to heaps of people.
The course changed my life. I got a full time job in a primary school. Extremely happy and glad that I decided to do this course.
Gagandeep
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  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

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  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

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  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

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  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 27 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Study session

  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 18 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Erika Russell
Erika has worked in the education industry for over 15 years in a wide range of areas including early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. She has taught in both remote and metropolitan schools, even teaching abroad for several years.
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Erika Russell

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Erika has worked in the education industry for over 15 years in a wide range of areas including early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. She has taught in both remote and metropolitan schools, even teaching abroad for several years.
Erika has worked in the education industry for over 15 years in a wide range of areas including early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. She has taught in both remote and metropolitan schools, even teaching abroad for several years.

Erika holds a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Over the past 10 years Erika has worked in the VET sector both in the classroom and online. She enjoys sharing her industry knowledge and experiences with students.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certificate III in School based Education Support

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The course contains a minimum of 140 hours of work placement. Work placement hours can be done part time or as a block, depending on the host organisation's requirements and availability. To find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course, download the course guide.

What is the difference between the CIII and CIV of school based education support?

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The main difference is our Certificate IV offers more specialised areas of support than the Certificate III. This includes learning how to support students with disabilities, autism and how to provide Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education.

Will this course allow me to be able to work with special needs children

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Yes! Certificate III in School Based Education Support will allow you to work with special needs children and is part of the job of an ESO. In this course, there are several units dedicated to providing you with the skills and knowledge to support students with special needs: Support students with additional needs in the classroom, Support responsible student behaviour and contribute to student education in all developmental domains.

Can I become a teacher with this qualification?

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The Certificate III in School Based Education Support could help you gain entry to a Bachelor of Education through an alternative pathway. However, generally, a Certificate IV is more recognised by universities. Work experience as an ESO can provide a helpful pathway and application for a Bachelor of Education. It is also excellent experience to work as an ESO while studying teaching. 

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