Children's Services

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of teacher assistants in a range of education settings, including public, independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Teacher Assistants have an important role in supporting schools to meet the needs of a range of students. Teacher Assistants assist teaching staff in kindergarten, early childhood, primary, secondary school, and colleges. Duties may include the preparation of teaching support materials, supporting and guiding students in their learning (under supervision) and with general classroom non-teaching duties. Assisting and participating in activities that enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of school children.

Teacher Assistants work in schools to support students in a variety of ways. Teacher Assistants may work with individual students or in small groups to support students with specific needs including a disability, Autism or challenging behaviors. Teacher Assistants may also support student learning in specific learning areas. They may perform a wide range of roles related to supporting student learning or providing general support to teachers in the school.

Our Education Support courses will equip you with skills that you need to work effectively with students to support their learning. You will also learn how to work as part of a whole of school team.

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support is for working with young people from the age of 5 to 18 years of age in the school setting.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

Completing CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support qualification can lead to employment as a teacher assistant/aide in a school setting supporting students from kinder to Grade 12.

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake: 12 February to 30 November 2019
  • Duration: 37 weeks, full-time online, 12 hours a week on Canvas, 3 hour workshop once a fortnight, and I day work placement

Information Session:  

  • Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 9.30am to 10.30am
    • Venue:  Theatrette, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register for an Information Session

Application Session: 

  • Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11am to 1pm
    • Venue:  Room H1.21, H Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • You MUST attend the Information Session to be eligible for the Application Session

NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Next intake: 12 February to 30 November 2019
  • Duration: 37 weeks, full-time online, 12 hours a week on Canvas, 3 hour workshop once a fortnight, and 1 day work placement
  • Venue: C Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham  (Please allow two hours for this session)
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register for a session

NORTH WEST
Devonport and Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake: 12 February to 30 November 2019.
  • Duration: 37 weeks, full-time, 12 hours a week on Canvas, 3 hour workshop once a fortnight, and 1 day work placement

Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10am OR 2pm OR 6pm
    • Burnie Venue:  Room C3.15, C Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie,  OR
    • Devonport Venue:  Room A2.18, A Block, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Please allow approximately 1/2 hour to hear about the course.  You will have an opportunity to ask any questions at the session.  You will then be invited to stay and sit the application.
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Application Sessions:

  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019 –  10.30am OR 2.30pm OR 6.30pm
    • Burnie Venue:  Room C3.15, C Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie,  OR
    • Devonport Venue:  Room A2.18, A Block, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • This will take approximately 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to complete.  Please bring Resume, copies of transcripts and a pen.

Learning Options

  • Workplace/Online (consists of workshops and online study)
  • Workplace (on the job training and assessment)

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written short answer questions
  • Scenarios
  • Verbal questioning
  • Complete Workplace Documents
  • Observations on the job

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

A concession rate is NOT available for this course

For further fee and payment information visit www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide the following, which includes.

  • Folder
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • USB

Are there ‘other’ costs?

A TasTAFE polo top is required for work placements ($45)
Working with Vulnerable People registration ($19)

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

TasTAFE teachers will arrange work placement for all students. All students will participate in at least 100 hours of work placement in at least one school environment.  It is mandatory all students aged over 18 years are to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check to be cleared to work and or participate in work placement in a School Environment.

The units which require compulsory work placement in this qualification are:

  • CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs
  • CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Ability to organise, plan and priorities
  • Ability to read and interpret written information (reading comprehension)
  • Ability to undertake moderate to complex writing tasks
  • Ability to perform moderate to complex mathematical tasks
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to listen to others and give full attention, taking time to understand and asking questions as appropriate (active listening)
  • Ability to come with ideas to and solutions to problems

Suitability

Students must participate in an information and suitability process that requires attendance at an Information and Application Session which involves the following;

  • Completion of a suitability assessment booklet, that is a requirement for entry into our courses, which takes about 30-60 minutes; and
  • One-on-one interview with a teacher.

Support is available to help candidates who have literacy/numeracy difficulties and must be advised to us, prior to attending the session, so that teaching staff are aware and able to assist on the day.

Within 21-28 days a Letter of Offer will be sent to successful candidates or a Letter of Offer to an alternative course, if unable to place into desired qualification.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support.

Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, 17 units must be successfully completed. These include twelve core units and five electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

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