Course Overview

Course Code CHC30213
Course Title Certificate III in Education Support
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Full Fee
Duration 1 Year

– Become a qualified Education worker.
– Traditional and new techniques.
– Work-ready training.
– Hands-on experience.
– Experienced trainers
– Various study locations

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support qualification reflects the role of people in a range of education settings support students with additional needs in the classroom environment. These settings could be public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.


Assessment methods may include:

  • Demonstration/Presentation/ On Site observation
  • Questioning / Written assessment task
  • Research assignment / Project / Portfolio
  • Role Play/Case Study
  • Workplacement Assessment

Units of Competency

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support requires 17 units of competency:

Core Units

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 – Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002 – Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003 – Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004 – Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005 – Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 – Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007 – Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017 – Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018 – Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

Elective Units

HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
CHCEDS013 – Use an e-learning management system
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCEDS026 – Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.


Fee Types

Full Fee


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*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment


Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Your Career

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
  • Education assistant
  • Language worker
  • Education assistant (special needs)
  • Literacy worker
  • Education support worker
  • Support worker (working with children with disabilities)
  • Home tutor
  • Teacher aide
  • Homeland teaching assistant
  • Teacher assistant