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) .
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.