Version Effective: 3rd of January, 2022
Version Effective: 3rd of January, 2022

CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of an education support worker who assists teachers and supports student learning in a range of classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. Work requires the use of discretion and judgement within the boundaries of established policies and procedures and complete general administrative as well as operational tasks to support students. To achieve this qualification, students must have completed a total of at least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia.  The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.


Entry Requirements

Required: Completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

The requirement to complete the Vocational Placement component for the duration of the qualification of at least 100 hours in a classroom environment within Primary or Secondary Schools.

The requirement to successfully obtain a Working With Children Check relevant to your state in Australia.

Access to a computer, internet and intermediate computer skills. 24 hour CQUniversity computer labs are available on selected campuses, refer to www.cqu.edu.au.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.


Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a school environment, with a mandatory work placement of 100 hours at either Primary or Secondary Schools.

Within this time allocation, students can demonstrate the required vocational placement tasks and skills for other units as required for the qualification.

Students may be required to complete additional hours of Vocational Placement, to what is listed on the training package, to achieve this qualification, which is inclusive of the 100 hours required for units CHCEDS034 and CHCEDS035.

Units CHCEDS034 and CHCEDS035 have mandatory work placement of 100 hours for each unit. To assist students to meet this requirement we have clustered these units together, as the total number of 100 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3,750.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,020.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $660.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $250.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $68.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $44.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $30.40 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • Education Support
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Pathways: On completion of CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support, students can further their study opportunities and receive direct credits towards CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

Occupation includes education support workers assisting teachers in classroom settings within primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 10 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
ONLINE

This course is delivered online via Moodle for a period of 44 weeks, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. Students must complete all components of the assessment tasks within the course to be deemed competent.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a school environment, with a mandatory work placement of at least 100 hours at either Primary or Secondary Schools. The total number of 100 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement of workplace hours within this qualification.

Students may be required to complete 220 hours of Vocational Placement within this course to demonstrate practical tasks, which is inclusive of the 100 hours required for units CHCEDS034 and CHCEDS035.

  • Online
FIRST AID

To complete the unit HLTAID012 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID012 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • follow safe work practices
  • implement safe work practices
  • contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • reflect on own safe work practices
  • maintain a safe environment
  • maintain a hygienic and healthy environment
  • supervise students in conjunction with a teacher
  • deal with emergency situations
  • support the health and wellbeing of students
CHCEDS059 CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF STUDENTS More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 LEGAL AND ETHICAL

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify legal and ethical obligations
  • comply with legal and ethical obligations
  • contribute to workplace improvements
  • implement work practices that support the protection of children and young people
  • report indications of the possible risk of harm
  • apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people
CHCEDS033 MEET LEGAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS IN AN EDUCATION SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • reflect on own perspectives
  • appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • promote understanding across diverse groups
  • identify perspectives on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
  • investigate the local context for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
  • contribute ideas for embedding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures in daily practice
  • support children's understanding and respect
CHCECE054 Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4 BEHAVIOUR GUIDANCE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • interact positively with students
  • respect and support students
  • work effectively with diverse students and colleagues
  • contribute to a safe and supportive environment
  • use positive behaviour support techniques
  • implement and monitor strategies to support student behaviour


CHCEDS060 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS061 SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE STUDENT BEHAVIOUR More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 5 LITERACY AND NUMERACY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • work within guidelines for a numeracy and literacy program
  • provide numeracy and literacy support
  • monitor progress
CHCEDS037 SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS036 SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 6 INCLUSIVE PRACTICE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • contribute to team planning for students in need of additional support
  • provide support to students in need of additional support
  • respond to indicators of risk to student emotional wellbeing
  • work with others to support students with additional needs
  • support individual students with additional needs
  • support the rights, interests and needs of students with additional needs as part of the education team.
  • assist with classroom programs to support students with additional needs
  • contribute to learning opportunities
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS048 Work with children in need of additional learning support More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 7 SUPPORTING EDUCATION

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • contribute to the inclusion of all students
  • support physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of students
  • contribute to planning and preparation
  • implement program under the guidance of a teacher
  • contribute to a consistent and stable learning environment
  • contribute to individual and group assessment
  • review the implementation of educational programs to identify potential strategies for improvement
CHCEDS035 CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS034 CONTRIBUTE TO THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCEDS059 - CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF STUDENTS
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
2 CHCEDS033 - MEET LEGAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS IN AN EDUCATION SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT
2 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCECE054 - Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
3 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
4 CHCEDS060 - WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES
4 CHCEDS061 - SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE STUDENT BEHAVIOUR
5 CHCEDS037 - SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS
5 CHCEDS036 - SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS
6 CHCEDS057 - Support students with additional needs in the classroom
6 CHCEDS048 - Work with children in need of additional learning support
7 CHCEDS035 - CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS
7 CHCEDS034 - CONTRIBUTE TO THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

START TAFE NOW (STN) - ONLINE

This course is delivered online via Moodle for a period of 44 weeks, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. Students must complete all components of the assessment tasks within the course to be deemed competent.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a school environment, with a mandatory work placement of at least 100 hours at either Primary or Secondary Schools. The total number of 100 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement of workplace hours within this qualification.

Students may be required to complete 220 hours of Vocational Placement within this course to demonstrate practical tasks, which is inclusive of the 100 hours required for units CHCEDS034 and CHCEDS035.

  • Online
FIRST AID

To complete the unit HLTAID012 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID012 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • follow safe work practices
  • implement safe work practices
  • contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • reflect on own safe work practices
  • maintain a safe environment
  • maintain a hygienic and healthy environment
  • supervise students in conjunction with a teacher
  • deal with emergency situations
  • support the health and wellbeing of students
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS059 CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF STUDENTS More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 LEGAL AND ETHICAL

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify legal and ethical obligations
  • comply with legal and ethical obligations
  • contribute to workplace improvements
  • implement work practices that support the protection of children and young people
  • report indications of the possible risk of harm
  • apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people
CHCEDS033 MEET LEGAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS IN AN EDUCATION SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • reflect on own perspectives
  • appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • promote understanding across diverse groups
  • identify perspectives on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
  • investigate the local context for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
  • contribute ideas for embedding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures in daily practice
  • support children's understanding and respect
CHCECE054 Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4 BEHAVIOUR GUIDANCE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • interact positively with students
  • respect and support students
  • work effectively with diverse students and colleagues
  • contribute to a safe and supportive environment
  • use positive behaviour support techniques
  • implement and monitor strategies to support student behaviour


CHCEDS061 SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE STUDENT BEHAVIOUR More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS060 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 5 LITERACY AND NUMERACY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • work within guidelines for a numeracy and literacy program
  • provide numeracy and literacy support
  • monitor progress
CHCEDS036 SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS037 SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 6 INCLUSIVE PRACTICE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • contribute to team planning for students in need of additional support
  • provide support to students in need of additional support
  • respond to indicators of risk to student emotional wellbeing
  • work with others to support students with additional needs
  • support individual students with additional needs
  • support the rights, interests and needs of students with additional needs as part of the education team.
  • assist with classroom programs to support students with additional needs
  • contribute to learning opportunities
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS048 Work with children in need of additional learning support More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 7 SUPPORTING EDUCATION

Vocational placement of 100 hours is a requirement for this cluster.

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • contribute to the inclusion of all students
  • support physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of students
  • contribute to planning and preparation
  • implement program under the guidance of a teacher
  • contribute to a consistent and stable learning environment
  • contribute to individual and group assessment
  • review the implementation of educational programs to identify potential strategies for improvement
CHCEDS034 CONTRIBUTE TO THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS035 CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCEDS059 - CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF STUDENTS
2 CHCEDS033 - MEET LEGAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS IN AN EDUCATION SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT
2 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCECE054 - Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
3 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
4 CHCEDS060 - WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES
5 CHCEDS036 - SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY AND ORAL LANGUAGE SKILLS
5 CHCEDS037 - SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERACY SKILLS
6 CHCEDS057 - Support students with additional needs in the classroom
6 CHCEDS048 - Work with children in need of additional learning support
7 CHCEDS034 - CONTRIBUTE TO THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
7 CHCEDS035 - CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT EDUCATION IN ALL DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
CHCEDS061 SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE STUDENT BEHAVIOUR

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Project
Third Party Verification
Practical Task
Written/Electronic Assessment
Other
Course Learning Outcomes
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