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CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education Support

Course Overview

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including primary and secondary schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students including students with disabilities, under broad-based supervision.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include working in a range of education settings supporting teachers to provide an inclusive education environment and improved educational outcomes.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Vanuatu and Samoa

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face and work placement. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support. 

Vocational Placement: As part of this qualification you are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. This will be organised by APTC and these hours are to be completed within the education industry. This is an opportunity for students to practise the skills and knowledge learnt in a supported environment.

You may be required to work a combination of day and afternoon shifts to complete these vocational placement hours. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts.

Note: It is a requirement for this qualification to complete a criminal history check.

Course Fees: The course fees are WST2500, VUV120000. The fee includes stationery and uniform. Course fees are subject to change without prior notification.

Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country.
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending upon student and industry demand.

Course Content

The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support will cover the following units of competency:

Unit CodeUnit title
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
CHCEDS012Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
CHCEDS025Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS016Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

* Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 12 core plus 5 elective units

* Please note: elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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