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Certificate III in Education Support

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Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213)

About the course:

The Certificate III in Education Support is aimed at those seeking work in the education system as a Teacher’s Aide. The course will provide you with the skills and experience to assist teachers in a range of different classroom settings and is the ideal option if you want to gain the skills to work in schools. This qualification will show you how to support children and young people in the classroom and enhance your knowledge of learning development. There is also a mandatory work placement component to provide you with on-the-job experience that will help you to secure employment.

This qualification covers workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, which provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad based supervision.
Jobs you can apply for with this qualification may include Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant, Education Assistant (special needs), Integration Aide, Education Support Worker or Home Tutor.

According to Government statistics, employment for Education Aides is projected to increase to 86,000 by 2017. Weekly earnings for full-time Education Aides before tax (and not including employer superannuation) was $808 (2012 data). The main age group for Education Aides is 45-54 years and the median age is 46 years – click here to find out more.

To view current vacancies for Integration Aide/Teacher Aide positions please visit the Department of Education and Training jobs in Victorian Government Schools website.

Two days per week of class time (9.30am to 3pm) over 20 weeks plus 120 hours of work placement.
*Course duration may vary based on frequency of delivery and public holidays
*Please note classes are not held during school breaks

This course is undertaken as a combination of class based teaching, work placement and independent learning tasks. Students are required to attend classes as timetabled and allow time for additional independent study. Work placement totalling 120 hours in an approved school is a requirement for successful completion of the course. Workplace assessments will be conducted for each placement.

  • Dedication, patience and tact
  • Ability to relate easily to children
  • Flexible in approach
  • Ability to communicate simply and clearly

Contact us to attend an information session to ensure your eligibility.

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and disabilities to apply for this training.

bestchance Training offers low course fees in comparison to other registered training organisations – to find out how much this course costs click here. All course fees can be paid through a flexible payment plan to suit your needs.

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Available during hours 9am – 3pm
  • Appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic computer skills, including internet and email
  • Working with Children Check (must be obtained prior to work placement)

We run this course all year round – please visit our course calendar for our latest course dates.

  • CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
  • CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all development domains
  • CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
  • CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational program
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
  • CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
  • CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
  • CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
  • CHCEDS005 Support development of literacy and oral language skills
  • CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
  • CHCEDS015 Support development of students research skills
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

After completion of this qualification, participants may continue their education in CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support (please note at present we do not offer this course at bestchance Training – we only offer the Certificate III in Education Support).



  • “The course definitely worked for me. The two days a week were perfect as I could continue Nannying around that and placement was included in the course which had been a must on the checklist because there is no better way to learn then actually doing the task. The course covered all the important aspects of the job without drowning it in excess information that wouldn’t actually be part of our day to day work.”

  • I have benefited from this course so much and have gone away from it with so many new skills, experiences and insights. My trainer has been so wonderful and her wealth of knowledge is just fantastic. The facilities and resources are of a high quality and have assisted in helping me learn in a more effective way. This course has made me love children so much more and I would definitely recommend it to people who want to expand their knowledge of children.

  • I’m so happy to study with bestchance who provided good facilities and trainer. The course really gave me a lot of knowledge and also the work placement which I did.

  • I enjoyed my studies at bestchance over the last 3 months. The facility and the materials bestchance provided is excellent. The highlight of the course is that I am able to finish within 4 months. Thanks Sohayla for guiding me throughout the course.

  • The highlight of my Children’s Services course was my trainer Sohayla, the in-depth knowledge on not just the course but on life that she shared with us. Sohayla truly enjoys teaching and to help bring out the best in us. The friendly staff and the premises are a pleasure to come to.

  • bestchance training is a fantastic community focused organisation. They are considerate, helpful and you feel like part of a family. I feel this course has given me the skills and knowledge that is invaluable to apply in an education support role but also as an individual for everyday life. Cert III would not have been what it is without the amazing knowledge and support of our trainer Suzanne.

  • bestchance training has been a wonderful experience. It prepares you for work as an integration aide and the course it has to offer is very rewarding and sufficient. The work placements are very rewarding and challenging and it prepares you for any work opportunities.

  • The bestchance training course has been a very rewarding and positive experience. I believe it has given me the knowledge and confidence to work with children with special needs. The class was very informative and positive. We had a great group of people and instructor. I will miss our weekly class.

  • The bestchance training course in Education Support offers the opportunities required to learn about working with children with special needs. The course teaches about a variety of situations that may occur in a school and instructs the participants in dealing with these situations

  • The bestchance course teaches the essential skills needed to work in education support in a fun and production way