Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) - previously known as Teachers Assistant

This qualification covers workers in a range of education settings including public and independent schools and community education settings that provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad based supervision.

Some jurisdictions may require specialist skill development and supervision by qualified teachers to address specific job roles.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education workerteachers-assistant-and-aide-courses
  • Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
  • Education assistant
  • Language worker
  • Education assistant (special needs)
  • Literacy worker
  • Education support worker
  • Support worker (working with children with disabilities)
  • Home tutor
  • Teacher aide
  • Homeland teaching assistant
  • Teacher assistant

The Certificate III in Education Support (CHC30213) is also known as the teacher aide, integration aide or teacher assistant courses and is extremely popular for anyone who would like to secure employment within the education sector. It is ideal for anyone who would like to start a new career whilst at the same time is also extremely affordable and flexible.

Opportunity to obtain employment while training through work experience - Lots of relief work available - Opportunity to start your own business as a tutor!

Students completing the qualification via correspondence receive a workbook comprising 17 easy to manage units allowing completion of the qualification with self-paced workbooks. Coursework can be completed in the comfort of your own home, whereever you are. The timeframe for completion is usually 9-12 months inclusive of practical placement. This course is offered under a partnering agreement with Adapt Education RTO# 32452. All training, assessment and student support for this course is provided by Australian Training Professionals with the certificate being issued in partnership with Adapt Education.

100 hours of practical placement and up to an additional 100 hours are required as part of this qualification.The supervised practice also provides other benefits to the learner such as establishing a relationship with a potential employer.

ATP offers additional courses to further your education in this area. On completion of Certificate III in Education Support students can articulate to Certificate IV in Education Support where Australian Training Professionals offers Special Needs units. Completing the Certificate IV in Education Support will also increase opportunities to work with special needs children or to obtain employment in a special needs school.

Units of Competency

Certificate III in Education Support - (CHC30213)


Support behaviour of children and young people


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


Assist 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


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment


Comply with school administrative requirements


Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies


Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas


Participate in work health and safety


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

For your convenience, this qualification is available by correspondence or via RPL for teacher's assistants already working in the field.

Australian Training Professionals are the experts in delivering this qualification, having gained extensive experience and a reputation for professionalism and quality.

The Units of Competency are listed for each qualification on our website and in our information pack. If you have successfully completed any units from the qualifications at another Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we will recognise this study as partial completion of the qualifications.

We are currently offering a special price for registrations before the end of September 2017 - $999 for this qualification via RPL. 


Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)

We also offer an RCC process that ensures you are not required to complete structured training for competencies that have already been achieved, and that you gain appropriate recognition for the competencies you have already acquired.

If you have previously completed courses or units of competency in this field that you believe may be relevant to this qualification, contact us on (08) 9317 2788 to discuss it further.

It is a strongly recommended for students to complete and hold a current First Aid Certificate

To register for further information please call ATP on (08) 9317 2788 today

ATP offers many other courses, check our Course Information page for other study options.


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