Estimated completion time: 1.5 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.
Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Community Services include:
- Support Worker (Community Services)
Credit transfers & pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Pathways from the qualification
CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.
Course information flyer(s)
There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level eg completion of Year 10 or equivalent and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.
Everyone employed or volunteering in child related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will therefore be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre Card in order to complete any work placement.
If you have not yet obtained an Ochre Card, please contact SAFENT on 1800 723 368.
Based on course nominal hours of between 598 - 810 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,913.60 - $2,592.00
Domestic Full Fees: $10,166.00 - $13,770.00
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.
Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Jabiru, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston, Tennant Creek, Yulara
Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Children's Services and Education Support
To achieve a Certificate III in Education Support a total of SEVENTEEN (17) units of competency must be completed comprising TWELVE (12) Core and FIVE (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 598 - 810.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCDIV002||promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people||30|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment||35|
|CHCEDS002||Assist in implementation of planned educational programs||40|
|CHCEDS003||Contribute to student education in all developmental domains||50|
|CHCEDS004||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre||30|
|CHCEDS005||Support the development of literacy and oral language skills||55|
|CHCEDS006||Support the development of numeracy skills||50|
|CHCEDS007||Work effectively with students and colleagues||40|
|CHCEDS017||Contribute to the health and safety of students||30|
|CHCEDS018||Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment||30|
|Total nominal hours for core units||455|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 5)|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children||70|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children||70|
|CHCEDS008||Comply with school administrative requirements||30|
|CHCEDS012||Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas||18|
|CHCEDS016||Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment||35|
|CHCEDS024||Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education||55|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice (unnamed)||120|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||40|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20|
|Total nominal hours for elective units||143 - 355|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||598 - 810|