CHC30221

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Certificate III in School Based Education Support

If you enjoy working with children in an educational setting and are looking to commence a rewarding career, then this CHC30221 Certificate III in School based Education Support qualification from Open Colleges could be ideal for you. In addition, now is a perfect time to become a teacher's aide with almost 18,000 new positions becoming available by 2026.

This course is designed for people looking to enter the industry at entry level, and by teaching you essential skills such as how to support responsible student behaviour, how to support the development of numeracy, literacy and oral language skills, how to contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs and how to meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment, it will ensure that you can perform confidently and competently in any teacher's aide role nationally.

In addition to the theoretical component of the course, you will also be required to complete 140 hours of practical work placement in an approved educational institution, which will ensure that you can put your newly acquired skills to the test, as well as that you can hit the ground running once you gain employment in the industry.

PLEASE NOTE - Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

CHC30221 Open Colleges Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Self-paced, maximum of 18 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Education Support Worker | Teacher Aide | Teacher Assistant | Teaching Assistant | Education Assistant | View All

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If you enjoy working with children in an educational setting and are looking to commence a rewarding career, then this CHC30221 Certificate III in School based Education Support qualification from Open Colleges could be ideal for you. In addition, now is a perfect time to become a teacher’s aide with almost 18,000 new positions becoming available by 2026.

This course is designed for people looking to enter the industry at entry level, and by teaching you essential skills such as how to support responsible student behaviour, how to support the development of numeracy, literacy and oral language skills, how to contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs and how to meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment, it will ensure that you can perform confidently and competently in any teacher’s aide role nationally.

In addition to the theoretical component of the course, you will also be required to complete 140 hours of practical work placement in an approved educational institution, which will ensure that you can put your newly acquired skills to the test, as well as that you can hit the ground running once you gain employment in the industry.

PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Eligibility

There are no mandatory prerequisites for enrolling in this course.

It is recommended that students:

  • Are 18 years old (note students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol);
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete Year 10 or ACSF Level 2;
  • Have access to a modern computer with video / audio playback capabilities and high-speed internet;
  • Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent;
  • Have access to people to participate in role plays & assessments.

While completing the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support qualification from Open Colleges, you may study the following subjects:

  • CHCEDS061 - Support responsible student behaviour
  • CHCEDS060 - Work effectively with students and colleagues
  • CHCEDS057 - Support students with additional needs in the classroom
  • CHCEDS036 - Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
  • CHCEDS037 - Support the development of numeracy skills
  • CHCEDS034 - Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
  • CHCEDS035 - Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
  • CHCEDS059 - Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
  • CHCEDS033 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • BSBXCM301 - Engage in workplace communication
  • BSBSUS411 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • HLTAID012 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting*
  • Practical Work Placement

* Open Colleges does not offer this Unit of Competency. You will be required to undertake the Unit of Competency with an external provider at your own cost.

 

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists. Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support qualification from Open Colleges.

You will possess all the necessary skills and knowledge, as well as confidence, to tackle any entry level education support role anywhere in Australia.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences:

Pay in Full

  • Pay up-front and receive a 10% discount

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

  • Pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan

Payment Plan

  • Pay in weekly or fortnightly installments.
  • All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

BPAY available

Enquire now for more details and course costs.

PLEASE NOTE - Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. 

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