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Certificate III in Education Support


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This entry level qualification equips you to work in a variety of learning environments and provide support to teachers in classroom and community education settings.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate III in Education Support with Open Colleges

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Entry Requirements
Relevant work experience, 18 years old, Year 10, Certificate II or higher

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Case Studies, Interviews, Logbook, Portfolio of Evidence, Quizzes, Short-Answer Questions, Simulation, Workplace Assessments
Work Placement
120 hours

Course Overview

Become a Teachers' Aide in primary or secondary schools with this nationally recognised qualification.

This nationally recognised qualification has been custom-designed by industry experts for two categories of potential workers; those who are already working as teacher aides and are looking to formalise their qualifications, and for prospective employees seeking work.

Teachers' Aides work in a range of classroom contexts, including public and independent schools and community education settings. Structured Workplace Learning is undertaken during this course to provide the on-the-job experience that will give you the skills that will help you to secure employment.

Getting further ahead in a career you’ve always wanted to explore can be easy with Open Colleges. If you’re patient, easy to communicate with, mature and sensible with the skills to accept direction and supervision, then a career in the classroom could be right up your alley. Take the next step in your career by studying online.

  • Support Worker (Community Services)

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate III in Education Support with Open Colleges, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 17 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

12 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Work with diverse people

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • Support behaviour of children and young people

  • Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

  • Assist in implementation of planned educational programs

  • Contribute to student education in all developmental domains

  • Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre

  • Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

  • Support the development of numeracy skills

  • Work effectively with students and colleagues

  • Contribute to the health and safety of students

  • Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

Elective Units

5 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

  • Comply with school administrative requirements

  • Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas

  • Support students with English as a second language

  • Support development of student research skills

  • Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment

  • Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

  • Provide first aid

Course Provider

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, affordable and supportive courses.

So far, we’ve have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

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