Certificate III in Education Support

cert III education support
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Starting Date
  • Ongoing
Leongatha Campus
Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: leorecept@gippstafe.edu.au  

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

By maintaining a major focus on developing work related skills, the Community Services department has a long history of achieving successful employment outcomes for GippsTAFE students.

Teaching staff have extensive experience in their field, allowing them to provide real world knowledge and practical guidance.

This course is a specialist qualification for those providing school support services in schools. You will learn general and specialist skills so you can be an effective and sought after member of the workforce.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Education Support.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

Occupational titles may include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs)
  • Education Support Worker
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Language Worker
  • Literacy Worker
  • Support Worker (Working with Children with Disabilities)
  • Teacher Aide
  • Teacher Assistant

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment options may include:

  • Practical experiences
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions
  • Problem solving
  • Documents/folio
  • Critical incident reports
  • Journals
  • Oral Presentations
  • Presentations to audiences
  • Interviews
  • Videos
  • Visuals/slides/audio tapes
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Group projects
  • Group discussions
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core (12 units)


Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information