Course Code
Study Area(s)
Early Childhood Education, Education Support, Free TAFE, Children's Services
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): July 2020
End Date(s): December 2020
Days and Time: Tue & Thur 9:30am-3pm
In addition to classes - there are 100 hours of practical placement to be completed. Classes are subject to student numbers

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Education Support provides skills and knowledge on specialist communication techniques with students and teachers. This children's services course is designed for people who currently work as an Education Support Worker/Integration Aide or for those who wish to seek employment as an Education Support Worker/Integration Aide.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCECE006Support Behaviour Of Children And Young People30
CHCEDS001Comply With Legislative, Policy And Industrial Requirements In The Education Environment35
CHCEDS002Assist in implementation of planned educational programs40
CHCEDS003Contribute To Student Education In All Developmental Domains50
CHCEDS004Contribute To Organisation And Management Of Classroom Or Centre30
CHCEDS005Support The Development Of Literacy And Oral Language Skills55
CHCEDS006Support The Development Of Numeracy Skills50
CHCEDS007Work Effectively With Students And Colleagues40
CHCEDS017Contribute To The Health And Safety Of Students30
CHCEDS018Support Students With Additional Needs In The Classroom Environment30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCEDS012Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas18
CHCEDS014Support students with English as a second language30
CHCEDS016Support Learning For Students With Disabilities In A Classroom Environment35
CHCPRT001Identify And Respond To Children And Young People At Risk40
HLTAID003Provide First Aid18

How will I be assessed?

Assessment involves both theory and practical skill assessment in the workplace. Most theory assessments are undertaken online.

Additional comments

A minimum of 100 hours practical placement is required to be completed whilst undertaking the studies.

What will I study?

To receive this qualification you must complete 12 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Kangan Institute based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

All subjects in this course feature an online component. You will be supported in developing the skills necessary to undertake online learning.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
596 596 $0.00 $0.00 $10.22

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

For a fee schedule, please call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233), or send us an email at enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

Can I apply?

There are no prerequisites for the Certificate III in Education Support, although students must be over the age of 18 by the time you are due to complete the course. (This is the minimum age required to work in this field).

A Working with Children Check will be required for your industry placement.

Where and how can I study?

The next intake for this course is in 2020.

This course is delivered face-to-face at our Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course is designed to provide accredited training for people wishing to pursue a career as an Education Support Worker/Integration Aide in a primary, secondary or special school setting.


·  education support worker

·  early childhood educator

·  outside school hours care assistant

·  playgroup supervisor

·  recreation assistant

·  family day care worker

·  nanny

·  childhood educator

·  ESO relief staff

·  childhood educator assistant

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

On successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge to apply specialist communication techniques with students and teachers. You will be able to work with students with a range of learning and additional needs.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to continue your studies at a higher level in courses within education or disability.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you may click on the yellow 'Apply Here' tab. This course also has a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will need to attend an information session and undergo a literacy and numeracy assessment.