Certificate III in Education Support

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime - start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Education Support Worker | Social Worker | Teacher's Aide | Teaching Assistant | Education Assistant | View All

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

The Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) offered through Open Colleges in partnership with the TAFE NSW is an online course designed specifically for those seeking work as teacher aides, as well as those already working in the education system who want a formal qualification.

Teacher aides are currently in high demand and the nationally recognised Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) will give you the core skills and training to assist teachers in a range of classroom contexts.

With the education you receive in this online certificate course, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to the education of young people as well as enjoy a rewarding career. This education support program also provides on-the-job experience through a mandatory work placement that will give you an extra edge when you’re looking for employment.

Practical industry work experience

The CertificateIII in Education Support (CHC30213) offers the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning, with a practical 120 hours of work placement in a real classroom of your choosing, so you can practice and perfect what you learn.


Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have completed year 10 or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a certificate II or higher; OR
  • Have at least two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

What You’ll Learn

n this online education support course, the subjects may study include: 

Core units:

  • CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCEDS007 - Work effectively with students and colleagues
  • CHCEDS018 - Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
  • CHCEDS005 - Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
  • CHCEDS006 - Support the development of numeracy skills
  • CHCEDS017 - Contribute to the health and safety of students
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse cultures
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture safety 
  • CHCEDS003 - Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
  • CHCEDS001 - Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
  • CHCEDS004 - Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
  • CHCEDS002 - Assist in implementation of planned educational programs

Elective units (complete four):

  • CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
  • CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
  • CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language
  • CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills
  • CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
  • CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Why study with Open Colleges?

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

Student Support

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) from Open Colleges.

Curious about where a career in education support could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $58.75 per week (56 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $2,712 upfront payment