Children's Services

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of Teacher Assistants who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision and in a range of education settings. These settings include public and independent schools and community education, working with young people aged 5 to 18 years.

Teacher Assistants play an important role in supporting schools to meet a variety of student needs for students in kindergarten, primary, secondary and school classes as well as supporting students in grade 11 and 12 in college. Duties may include general classroom supervision, guiding small group learning, the preparation and implementation of teaching support materials and learning environments, and assisting and participating in all activities that enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of schoolchildren.

Teacher Assistants work in schools to support students in a variety of ways. Teacher Assistants may work with individual students or with small groups both inside and outside the classroom. Individual support may include supporting students with specific needs including those with a disability, Autism or challenging behaviours. Teacher Assistants may also support student learning in specific learning areas such as Kindergarten or MDT.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with students to support their development, learning and behaviour. It will also prepare you to work as part of a school team.

Career Opportunities

Completing CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support qualification can lead to employment as a teacher assistant in a school setting supporting students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 including those with diverse needs.

Study Pathways

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

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  6 February – 4 December 2020.
  • Duration:   The full time blended program consists of:
    • Online learning in canvas
    • Weekly workshops – Tuesday 9.30am to 1.30pm or Thursday 5pm to 9pm (The weekly workshops are optional and are highly recommended for learning)
    • I day work placement (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)

Information, literacy and numeracy assessment Sessions: 

Clarence Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11am
Room D1.04, Theatrette, D Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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Clarence Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2.30pm
Room D1.04, Theatrette, D Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  4 February – 4 December 2020
  • Duration:   The full time blended program consists of:
    • Online learning in canvas
    • Weekly workshops – Monday 9.30am to 1.30pm or Thursday 12pm to 4pm (The weekly workshops are optional and are highly recommended for learning)
    • I day work placement (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)

Information, literacy and numeracy assessment Sessions: 

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

  • Next Intake:  4 February – 4 December 2020
  • Duration:   The full time blended program consists of:
    • Online learning in canvas
    • Weekly workshops – Thursday 9.30am to 1.30pm or Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm (The weekly workshops are optional and are highly recommended for learning)
    • I day work placement (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)

Information, literacy and numeracy assessment 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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Burnie Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
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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Devonport Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm
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

Learning Options

Blended Delivery – Online learning in Canvas and workshops
Online learning using Canvas, participation in timetabled workshops at TasTAFE and practical placement in a school environment.

Trainees and Self-Funded Teacher Assistants
Trainee Teacher Assistants and Self-Funded Teacher Assistants refer to those working in a school setting. This method of training includes:

  • In the workplace – On the job training and assessment
  • Blended delivery – Online learning and assessment in Canvas and/or workshops.

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

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 a school work placements for students not currently working as a teacher assistant. All students will participate in at least 100 hours of work placement in a school environment.

It is a mandatory requirement that all students aged over 18 years obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check and are cleared to work and/or participate in work placement in a school environment.

The following units have 100 hours of work placement attached to them:

  • CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs
  • CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains100 hours of work placement for the qualification is the minimum requirement .Additional practical placement will be timetabled to ensure students have adequate time to complete the assessment requirements in the workplace and to cover absences. Should a student complete less than the required 100 hours of work placement, a competent result cannot be awarded for the unit/s.
  • Practical placement enables students to meet the 100 hour requirement of these units and they can be delivered concurrently.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes are desirable for students studying this course:

  • Ability to organise, plan and prioritise their time to manage study and other commitments
  • Ability to read and interpret written information online and textbook (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 offer ideas and to problem solve

Information, Literacy and Numeracy

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

Blended learning students will need to attend and participate in both Information and literacy and numeracy sessions which involve the following:

  • Completion of the literacy and numeracy assessment pack.   This is a requirement for entry into our courses and takes 30-60 minutes.
  • Support is available for candidates who require assistance. Please advise us prior to attending the session if you require support, so that support staff are aware and available to assist on the day.

A Letter of Offer will be sent via email to successful candidates within 5-10 days.

If we are unable to offer a place in the desired qualification, candidates will receive a letter via email outlining alternative options and courses.

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

On the completion of the 17 units required for the qualification CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, a certificate will be issued to students.

Students who wish to exit prior to completing their full qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units for which 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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