Certificate III in Education Support
Education Support course details
Course description and aims
Are you looking for a rewarding career working as a teachers aide, or education assistant. Aimed at those already working in the industry who need to formalise their qualifications or those looking to start their journey, this course will provide you with the skills to work across a wide range of education settings, providing assistance and support to teachers and students under broad based supervision.
TeachersÂ’ Aides work in a range of classroom contexts, including public and independent schools and community education settings. Structured work placements are undertaken during this course to provide the on-the-job experience that will give you the skills that will help you to secure employment.
For students seeking to complete a First Aid unit of competency as part of their program, you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENÂ’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of ChildrenÂ’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
2. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
3. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to Â• Meet NSW HealthÂ’s - Criminal Record Check requirements; Â• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health; Â• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW HealthÂ’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx
4. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
Course outcomes and careers
Education support worker, Teachers Aide, Education assistant (special needs), home tutor, Childrens services education (long day care, family day care OSHC, kindergarten)
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Wednesday 14th June 2017, at 6:00pm at Randwick College, Main Campus, Corner of Darley Road & King Street, Building B, Level 1, Room 44 (B1.44).
During this time documents regarding work placement will be checked, there will also be a screen to check literacy, language, numeracy and computer skills.
You will need to attend approximately 3 hours of class a week over 18 weeks. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Tuesday, 5:30pm to 8:30pm; Wednesday or Thursday , 10:00am to 1:00pm;
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Students need to purchase the latest version of the Karen Kearn's Book; The Teacher Assistants Handbook. This is available from Randwick College of TAFE campus bookshop.
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
In addition to this there is COMPULSORY workplacement with a minimum of 6 hours per week over the 18 weeks. Students have to find their own placement for the duration of the course. In addition to this there is between 10-15 hours independent study from home.
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|CHCEDS002||Assist in implementation of planned educational programs||45|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment||35|
|CHCEDS004||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre||30|
|CHCEDS003||Contribute to student education in all developmental domains||50|
|CHCEDS017||Contribute to the health and safety of students||30|
|CHCEDS025||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities||40|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||30|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|CHCEDS031||Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder||50|
|CHCEDS023||Supervise students outside the classroom||40|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people||30|
|CHCEDS018||Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment||30|
|CHCEDS005||Support the development of literacy and oral language skills||45|
|CHCEDS006||Support the development of numeracy skills||50|
|CHCEDS024||Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education||55|
|CHCEDS007||Work effectively with students and colleagues||35|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|