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CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

National ID: CHC30221 State ID: BGY5
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Support our young people to achieve a bright future.

The Certificate III in School Based Education Support provides participants with the skills to assist school teaching staff in the care and supervision of a class of students, ranging from kindergarten to year 10.

Education assistants and Special needs education assistants work in all schools throughout the Kimberley and Pilbara.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Work with children and young people at risk of harm
  • Work with culturally diverse students, families and co-workers
  • Assist students in their learning and development
  • Contribute to the safety and health of students
  • Support students with additional needs

You will also gain skills and knowledge for communicating with teachers and parents, understanding the cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and supervising students outside the classroom.

You will complete general administrative as well as operational tasks to support students with learning under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. 

As part of this qualification, participants are required to undertake a supervised work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learned.

    Students will gain skills to support school students in: 

    • Literacy and numeracy support 
    • Individual and group support 
    • Behaviour management strategies 
    • Additional needs 
    • Working with others 
    • You are looking to become an Education assistant or are already working as an Education assistant

    Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

    • You must complete an Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment provided by the lecturer before enrolment
    • You will require a Western Australian Working With Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Clearance check to commence your work placement
    • You will be required to purchase a Learner Guide

    This course has a compulsory 100 hour minimum placement in a school.

    Work requires use of discretion and judgement within the boundaries of established policies and procedures.


    National ID Unit title
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
    CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
    CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
    CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
    CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills
    CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom
    CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
    CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues
    CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour


    National ID Unit title
    CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples cultures
    CHCEDS041 Set up and sustain learning areas
    CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
    CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

    This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

    • Education Assistant (EA) 
    • Special Needs Education Assistant (SNEA) 

    Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

    For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook (opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .



    Tuition fee*

    Resource fee

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    Our estimated fees are based on:

    • Full time study in 2023
    • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
    • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

    These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

    Delivery locations and study options

    Duration 1 year
    When Date: 2023
    Where Broome Campus
    Derby Campus
    Fitzroy Crossing Campus
    Halls Creek Campus
    Karratha Campus
    Kununurra Campus
    Minurmarghali Mia Campus
    Newman Campus
    Pundulmurra Campus
    Tom Price Campus
    Wyndham Campus
    Course fee $1,397.30

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