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CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

National ID CHC30221 State ID BGY5
Launch a career as an Education Assistant

Completion of this course is a great start to a career as an Education Assistant or Teacher’s Aide.

At SM TAFE, students can learn in dedicated purpose-built facilities which simulate a real-life classroom learning environment, to develop hands-on practical skills for workforce readiness.

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Teacher helps child read.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

CampusesMurdoch. Rockingham. Thornlie. Armadale.

When Semester 2, 2023. Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus. Online and On Campus.

Do you have a career dream to work in Education Services, helping children to reach their fullest potential and making a daily difference in the lives of others?

This course will get you job ready to become an Education Assistant or Teacher's Aide in a kindergarten, pre-primary, primary or secondary school, working with children from kindergarten to Year 12.

 You will learn how to provide support to the qualified teacher in the classroom and be trained in how to assist students in their learning and development, including students with special needs.

Be guided by our team of lecturers who are highly experienced in the field, as you learn how to implement planned education programs for children and provide one-on-one student support in English, reading and maths. You will develop skills in assisting students with special needs and be trained in working effectively with a range of culturally diverse groups, including students, colleagues and parents. You'll also learn to understand the cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

Education Assistants play a crucial role in the classroom and your skills will be in-demand, setting you up for a rewarding long-term career helping children learn lifelong skills and grow their independence, whilst positively impacting and shaping the next generation. 

You have the opportunity to complete the Certificate III in School Based Education Support either full-time, on campus over 6 months, part-time online or on-campus, or part-time on campus over 12 months. The online delivery will be done via Collaborate Sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes run online with a lecturer taking you through the training. Some on-campus practical components will be required for online students including meetings with your lecturer.

PLEASE NOTE – students wishing to study online must be working within the school sector to be eligible.

Other job titles may include:

•    Integration Aide
•    Preschool Aide
•    Kindergarten Assistant
•    School Services Officer

Study in specialist facilities:

Learn in our dedicated purpose-built facilities which simulate a real-life classroom learning environment and help you develop hands-on practical skills for workforce readiness.

This course requires you to undertake a work placement of approximately 100 hours per semester enrolment where you’ll be able to apply and grow the knowledge you have learned.

 

  • implement planned education programs including literacy and numeracy
  • assist students in their learning and development
  • contribute to the safety and health of students
  • support students with additional needs
  • work effectively with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • support responsible student behaviour

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • good observational skills - to be able to identify changes in behaviour, abilities and environment
  • good communication skills to liaise/work with a range of people
  • good listening and writing skills
  • be able to deal with physical demands of manual tasks
  • basic problem-solving skills and the ability to respond to immediate safety risks
  • tolerance, patience, and the willingness to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures

Our Informed Choices Guide - School Based Education Support - PDF download (319 KB) (PDF document) lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen, notepad, USB and two white lever arch files).

 

This course requires police clearance and a working with children check prior to work placement. See the important information tab for instructions. 

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024

Details

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Rockingham
How Online and On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Rockingham
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Rockingham
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Armadale
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Semester 2, 2023

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Rockingham
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $48.60 $14.40 $10.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $48.60 $14.40 $24.50
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs $105.30 $31.20 $46.75
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains $89.10 $26.40 $49.75
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills $113.40 $33.60 $50.25
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills $89.10 $26.40 $39.50
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom $121.50 $36.00 $53.75
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $48.60 $14.40 $27.75
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues $72.90 $21.60 $37.00
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour $64.80 $19.20 $30.75

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
$81.00 $24.00 $39.00
Set up and sustain learning areas
$64.80 $19.20 $49.25
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
$72.90 $21.60 $41.25
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
$48.60 $14.40 $17.50
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
$35.64 $10.56 $101.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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