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Help students with special needs to shine at school, while embarking on a fulfilling and flexible career

Do you aspire to gain employment as a teacher’s aide, assist a student with special needs, or work as an educational support program worker? The nationally-recognised Certificate III in Education Support can help you to learn the basics of working in a support role within a variety of education settings, including public and private schools.

You’ll learn to support students with additional needs in the classroom environment, to assist in the implementation of planned educational programs, to support the behaviour of children and young people and to comply with legislative and policy requirements in education environments.

You’ll also undertake a mandatory practical placement in an approved education setting which will see you gain real-world skills and experience to prepare you for work.

Students are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory police check prior to commencement of the course. You will also need to complete a first aid course and acquire a Statement of Attainment for the nationally-recognised HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit of competency.

Call Chisholm Online now on 1300 275 265 to speak with a course advisor.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses

Because Chisholm Online does not incur material and student fees, if you are eligible to study this course with Chisholm Online under the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative, you will be required to pay $0.

^ Find out if you are eligible for the Free TAFE course (Tuition fee exempt)

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Not available for International students
Full Time - 1 year (2 modules per study period after first study period). Part Time - 1 year and 9 months (1 module per study period after first study period). Note: Modules 1 and 2 must be completed together in first study period.
Start dates
Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct