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 behaviours. 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

On Campus Delivery

  • Next Intake:  10 February 2020 to 4 December 2020.
  • Duration:  Blended Program – 3 hour fortnightly workshop of blended learning which includes on campus workshops and online learning in Canvas. 1 day work placement. (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)
  • 38 weeks FULL TIME. Workshops, Tuesday 9.00am -12.00pm to Thursday – 5.00pm to 8.00pm.
  • and finish times may vary)

Information Session: 

Clarence Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room C1.03/04, C Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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Clarence Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Room C1.03/04, C Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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NORTH
Alanvale Campus

On Campus Delivery

  • Next Intake:  10 February 2020 to 4 December 2020
  • Duration:  Blended Program – 3 hour fortnightly workshop of blended learning which includes on campus workshops and online learning in Canvas. 1 day work placement. (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)
  • 38 weeks FULL TIME. Workshops Monday 9.00am -12.00pm to Thursday – 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

Information Sessions:

Alanvale Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room C2.25/26, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Alanvale Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Room C2.25/26, C Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Alanvale Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Room C2.25/26, C Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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NORTH WEST
Devonport and Burnie Campus

Blended Delivery: Workshops and online learning in Canvas

  • Next intake:  10 February 2020 to 4 December 2020.
  • Duration: Blended Program – 3 hour fortnightly workshop of blended learning which includes on campus workshops and online learning in Canvas. 1 day work placement. (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)
  • 38 weeks FULL TIME. Workshops Wednesday 5.00pm to 8.00pm., Thursday 9.00am -12.00pm

Information Sessions:

Burnie Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room C3.15, C Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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Burnie Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Room C3.15, C Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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Devonport Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room A2.18, A Block, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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Devonport Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Room A2.18, A Block, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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STATEWIDE

Trainees and Apprentices

  • Rolling Intake
  • Duration: 2 years part time from the commencement of the enrolment start date.

Self-Funded Teacher Assistants

  • Rolling Intake
  • Duration: 2 years part time from the commencement of the enrolment start date
  • An appointment will be negotiated for the information and suitability session.

Learning Options

Blended Delivery workshops and on line learning in canvas
Participation in timetabled workshops at TasTAFE and practical placement in a School Environment.

  • Combination of class room/online in Canvas and a practical work placement required.

Trainees, Apprentices and Self-Funded Educators
Trainee, apprentice teacher assistants educator are working on the job in a school setting.

  • Workplace (On the job training and assessment)
  • Blended learning – workshops and online learning on Canvas.

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 Questions
  • Scenarios
  • Performance Tasks
  • Observations Checklists
  • Third Party Reports

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 our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

A concession rate is NOT available for this course

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

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)
Supporting Education, Second Edition, Karen Kearns text book ($85)

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.

Blended Delivery

These units have 100 hours of work placement attached to them.  However, 100 hours of work placement for the qualification is the minimum requirement – units can be delivered concurrently.   Practical placement enables students to meet the 100 hour requirement for:

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

Additional practical placement is timetabled to ensure students have adequate time to complete the assessment requirements in the workplace and cover instances where they are unable to attend work placement hours.
Should a student complete less than the required 100 hours of work placement, a competent result cannot be awarded for the unit/s

Trainees, Apprentices and Self-funded working Educators

These units have 100 hours of work placement attached to them. However, 100 hours of work placement for the qualification is the minimum requirement – units can be delivered concurrently.

Trainees, apprentice’s students are working Teacher Assistants who are working in a school environment. Work placement enables students to meet the 100 hour requirement for;

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

The work placement includes their paid working hours which contributes to their on the job learning. Should a student complete less than the required 100 hours of work placement, a competent result cannot be awarded for the unit/s.

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

Community and Children’s Services use an information and suitability process which aims to ensure that each person has sufficient information to make an informed choice and starts at a level that is right for them for their literacy and numeracy level.

Blended learning, students will need to participate in an information and suitability process that requires attendance at an Information and Suitability Session. Which involves the following;

      • Completion of a suitability LNN assessment booklet, that is a requirement for entry into our courses, which takes about 30-60 minutes; and

Support is available to help candidates who have literacy/numeracy difficulties. Please advise us if you require support, 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 at our Student Support Services page.

Outcome

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support will receive a certificate for the completion of all the 17 units required for the qualification.

Students who wish to exit prior to completing their full qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of their qualification for the units they have achieved a (CP) competency or (RCP) Recognition of Current Competency result.

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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