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.
  • Blended Program:  1 workshop per month of blended learning which includes on campus workshop and online in Canvas, 1 day work placement,
  • Full-time, 38 weeks – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm   (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)
  • Information Sessions:  Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am OR 2pm   (Please allow two hours for this session)
    • Venue:  Room C1.03/04, C Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NORTH
Alanvale Campus

On Campus Delivery

  • Next Intake:  10 February 2020 to 4 December 2020
  • Blended Program:  1 workshop per month of blended learning which includes on campus workshop and online in Canvas, 1 day work placement,
  • Full-time, 38 weeks – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm  (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)
  • Information Sessions: 
    • Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am OR 2pm OR 6pm  (Please allow two hours for this session)
    • Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10am OR 2pm OR 6pm  (Please allow two hours for this session)
    • Venue:  C Block Alanvale Campus, 54a Alanvale Rd, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NORTH WEST
Devonport and Burnie Campus

On Campus Delivery

  • Next Intake:  10 February 2020 to 4 December 2020
  • Blended Program:  1 workshop per month of blended learning which includes on campus workshop and online in Canvas, 1 day work placement,
  • Full-time, 38 weeks, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 9am to 3.30pm
  • (NB: Work placement days and the start and finish times may vary)
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am OR 2pm  (Please allow 2 hours for this session)
    • 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
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

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

On Campus Delivery
Participation in timetabled workshops at TasTAFE and practical placement in a School Environment.

  • Classroom/Online – Canvas /Work Placement (combination of classroom/online – Canvas and there is a practical work placement required)

Trainees, Apprentices and Self-Funded Educators
As a trainee, apprentice or a self-funded educator in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting will be working on the job

  • 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 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 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.

On Campus and Flexible 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.   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

Additional work 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 120 hours of work placement attached to them. However, 120 hours of work placement for the qualification is the minimum requirement – units can be delivered concurrently.

Trainees, apprentice’s and self-funded students are working Teacher Assistants are working employees 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.

On campus students and flexible delivery 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 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 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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