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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 Months
    120 HR WP

Course Overview

This online course is a Nationally Recognised Qualification in Education Support

Begin your career in education from a support perspective with the Certificate III in Education Support by Open Colleges.

The course will ready you for a rewarding career where you will assist teachers to support students with special needs.

Topics covered in this course include: Supporting students with additional needs, Promoting indigenous cultural safety and more. Find a full list of subjects further below.

Please Note: There is a 120 hour work placement requirement for this course.

At the completion of this course, you will be provided a Certificate III in Education Support by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (RTO: 90796).

Enquire now to kickstart your career in Education Support.

Job Outcomes

  • Education Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • Indigenous Education Worker
  • Teaching Aide
  • Teaching Assistant

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • Year 10 or equivalent
  • 18 years of age
  • Year 10 level of English
  • HLTAID003 to be completed at own cost as it’s not provided by Open Colleges


Work Placement: 120 hours

CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS007 – Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS018 – Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
CHCEDS005 – Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 – Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS017 – Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCEDS003 – Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS001 – Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS004 – Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre (partial)
CHCEDS004 – Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre (partial)
CHCEDS002 – Assist implementation of planned educational programs

Electives – 4 of the following:

HCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language
CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills
CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid – Please note that this subject is not provided by Open Colleges. It will need to be completed at your own cost with a separate provider. 




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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Government funding
  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 100 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges has the tools and techniques to suit each individual.