Certificate III in Education Support
|Course length||Full time: 17 weeks|
|Campus||Chadstone; City - St Kilda Rd|
|Study mode||Mixed delivery|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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Community & Transitional Education Department
03 9564 2067
Do you want to make a valuable contribution to the lives of children and young people in education? Are you currently working in, or intend to work in an education support role?
This course has been designed by experienced educators to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become a support worker within a range of educational settings. You will learn how to: support students with literacy and numeracy skills, cater for the different learning styles, put into practice support behaviour strategies and apply the principles of inclusion and diversity.
Successful completion will qualify you as an education support worker in the following educational environments: primary, secondary and tertiary schools, specialist and early childhood settings, and community education environments.
Your learning is complemented by 100 hours of industry placement in an educational workplace throughout the duration of the course.
To receive this qualification you must complete 12 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
All subjects in this course feature an online component. You will be supported in developing the skills necessary to undertake online learning.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of written assignments, online discussion and assessment tasks, observation of your skills in the workplace and work related projects.
Code Name CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas CHCEDS013 Use an e-learning management system CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
- Pre-enrolment interview including literacy and numeracy assessment
- Literacy and numeracy skills appropriate to perform the role of an education support worker
- Working with Children Check will be required for your industry placement
Qualification & Recognition
Upon successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support.
- Education support worker
- Education support officer (ESO)
- Learning support officer (LSO)
- Teachers' aide
- Integration aide
- Education assistant
- Language and literacy worker
- Note taker
- Chadstone campus: 9 February and 19 July
- City campus (St Kilda Road): 21 April
Attendance for the course comprises:
- Two days per week on campus, 9.30am - 3.00pm
- One day per week in industry placement
- Six hours per week online learning
How to Apply
The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.
To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Community & Transitional Education Department
03 9564 2067
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Fees$2540 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE CHC30213
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $2540 Full Fee $5850
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.
The tuition fees shown are what you can expect to pay if you are commencing study in 2016. These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
You should note that fees may change in 2017.
Which fee applies to me?
Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – concession, subsidised and full fee.
Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study.
The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.
How do I pay my fees?
VET Fee HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.
Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.