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Certificate III in Education Support & Certificate IV in Education Support

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III + Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    The program is delivered over 18 – 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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This course meets 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.

What you'll learn

About this course

Equip yourself with a dual qualification that gives you an advantage when entering the education support sector with this CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support and CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support course.

Delivered online by Foundation Education, the coursework will give you an understanding of how to plan, organise and develop group-based learning, support childhood literacy, numeracy and oral skills development and provide support to children, including those with additional needs.

The online units are coupled with 100 hours of practical work placement to give you hands-on experience in a childhood education setting, ensuring that you have a firm grasp on what it takes to be a skilled teacher's aide.

Work placement

As part of this course, you will need to organise and complete a minimum of 100 hours of work placement at an education provider.


Anyone can apply, however candidates will require access to an education environment, a supervisor who is able to sign off on practical demonstration elements for their work placement, and a commitment to undertaking the unit HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid through an external provider.

Areas of study

In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

  • 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
  • CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCEDS024 - Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • CHCEDS025 - Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • *HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • CHCEDS023 - Supervise students outside the classroom
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCEDS021 - Assist in facilitation of student learning
  • CHCEDS022 - Work with students in need of additional support
  • CHCEDS032 - Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

* Please note that unit HLTAID003 - Provide first aid must be completed through an external provider.

Foundation Education Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) and Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) from Foundation Education.

With this dual qualification, you will gain job-ready skills to potentially start your career in teaching or special needs support with practical experience and foundational knowledge behind you, giving you an employment advantage.

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan - Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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