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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||Workplace assessments and training|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
The Certificate III in Education Support has become a very popular teacher’s assistant course in Australia. It’s a nationally recognised education support course which has a special focus on assisting a teacher in a range of different classroom contexts. This qualification has been particularly popular among parents who are looking for a rewarding career that involves assisting a teacher in the classroom and contributing to the overall growth and development of children, while being able to work ‘school hours’ in order to fit in with looking after their own children. It is also well suited to students who have completed Year 12, and are undertaking a gap year. Additionally the course provides an excellent grounding for those wishing to study teaching at University.
Students will work full time as a trainee in a primary or secondary school.
It is possible to undertake further studies in Education Support at Certificate IV and Diploma levels.
Students are to be working full time in a primary or secondary school throughout their traineeship.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 17 units.
12 core and 5 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25||$0.00|
|CHCECE006||Support Behaviour of Children and Young People||30||$0.00|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment||35||$0.00|
|CHCEDS002||Assist in implementation of planned educational programs||40||$0.00|
|CHCEDS003||Contribute to student education in all developmental domains||50||$0.00|
|CHCEDS004||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre||30||$0.00|
|CHCEDS005||Support the development of literacy and oral language skills||55||$0.00|
|CHCEDS006||Support the development of numeracy skills||50||$0.00|
|CHCEDS007||Work effectively with students and colleagues||40||$0.00|
|CHCEDS017||Contribute to the health and safety of students||30||$0.00|
|CHCEDS018||Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment||30||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCEDS012||Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas||18||$0.00|
|CHCEDS016||Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment||35||$0.00|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk||40||$0.00|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in Workplace Health and Safety||20||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,970.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,210.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$50.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with us.
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