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Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213)

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Work in the classroom with this industry recognised qualification

You don’t have to be a teacher to help children learn. This course is aimed at those seeking work in the education system as a Teacher’s Aide. You will gain 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.

Features & Benefits

  • Learn from industry experts, our qualification is well recognised by employers
  • We have relationships with 400+ employers, so there will be lots of opportunities for you to meet potential employers
  • Access the full range of children’s education facilities, with opportunities for placement
  • We are a not-for-profit organisation who has been in the industry for 125 years
  • Study within school hours (9:30am – 3:00pm)
  • bestchance Training has small class sizes and provides the following support services to students:
    • Homework Club – All students can access the free 3 day per week club for additional support.
    • Conversational English – Support for students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
    • Prepare for Employment – Teaches students skills to become more employable.

Take your first step towards working in a school today. Call 1300 224 644.

Frequently Asked Questions

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), Education Support Worker or Home Tutor.

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 approximately 10 months, 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. Assessments includes a mix of theory assessments including multiple choice, short answers and projects as well as observations of you demonstrating practical tasks in class room, simulated workplace and whilst on placement.

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 people with 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 9:30am – 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.

This course consists of 17 units – 12 cores units and 5 elective units.

  • CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
  • CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
  • CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

After completion of this qualification participants may continue their education in CHC41712 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).

Show your interest:


  • “My placement supervisor said the Certificate III in Education Support provided by bestchance training was the most comprehensive she had seen… I feel I am making a real contribution to helping kids succeed at school and life”

  • “Before I saw the advertisement I never imagined I could work at a kindergarten….. But bestchance Training gave me that valuable opportunity”

    Raji bestchance Training Student
  • “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.

  • 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