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CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

SKU CHC30221 Category

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings. They complete general administrative as well as operational tasks to support students with learning under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. Work requires use of discretion and judgement within the boundaries of established policies and procedures.

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools.

  • Course Name: Certificate III in School Based Education Support
  • Course Code: CHC30221
  • Course Completion Time: RPL is achieved at your own pace with our support.  Typically it will take 2 – 6 weeks
  • Units Studied: 15 (10 core units plus 5 elective units)
  • Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
  • Are There Assessments For This Course: : This course is assessed through a review of the RPL evidence you supply
  • Assessment Due Dates: No, submit your RPL evidence at your own pace
  • RPL available: Yes, absolutely! This is an RPL only course

Total number of units = 15

(10 core units plus 5 elective units)

Core Units:

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
  • CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
  • CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
  • CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
  • CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills
  • CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom
  • CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
  • CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues
  • CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour

Elective Units – choose any 5 of the list below:

  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCEDS038 Communicate with students, parents and colleagues in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language
  • CHCEDS039 Work effectively as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • CHCEDS040 Search and access online information
  • CHCEDS041 Set up and sustain learning areas
  • CHCEDS042 Provide support for e-learning
  • CHCEDS043 Support students with English as an additional language
  • CHCEDS044 Support development of student research skills
  • CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
  • CHCEDS050 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

If you are Studying

This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.

All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 1 week of submission.

Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.

By Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already have the knowledge and skills to achieve this qualification we encourage you to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

    RPL is a simple process with OPEC College and works like this

Click here to be taken to our Pre-assessment form.

Placement Requirements:

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Teachers Aide
  • Education Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • Special Needs Education Support Worker
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander Education Worker
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Full RPL achieved – $1295
  • Blended RPL and Study –
  • Full Training – $
  • By study $

Fees are broken down to an enrolment fee of $500 and the balance either on completion or spaced evenly across the program to suit your financial needs.

Current government funding models possibly available to OPEC College students are found on the Funding page, click here for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all OPEC College qualifications. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can provide you with nationally recognised qualifications through converting your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies.
RPL means you can gain qualifications simply through providing evidence of relevant knowledge and skills you have gained through previous work.
This means you don’t have to waste time studying what you already know.
You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the OPEC College RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process.

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* Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account