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Key details

Duration

2 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 2 years part-time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

CHC30221

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings. They complete general administrative as well as operational tasks to support students with learning under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. Work requires use of discretion and judgement within the boundaries of established policies and procedures.

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as community services include:
>Teachers' Aide
>Support Worker

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

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

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $2,352.00 - $2,765.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $6,720.00 - $7,900.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support, a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising ten (10) Core and five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 672 - 790.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCEDS033Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment35
CHCEDS034Contribute to the planning and implementation of education programs70
CHCEDS035Contribute to student education in all developmental domains60
CHCEDS036Support the development of literacy and oral language skills55
CHCEDS037Support the development of numeracy skills60
CHCEDS057Support students with additional needs in the classroom85
CHCEDS059Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students30
CHCEDS060Work effectively with students and colleagues50
CHCEDS061Support responsible student behaviour45
 Total nominal hours for core units530
Elective units of competency (Select five)
CHCEDS040Search and access online information30
CHCEDS041Set up and sustain learning areas45
CHCEDS042Provide support for e-learning30
CHCEDS048Work with students in need of additional learning support70
CHCEDS050Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education55
CHCEDS056Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder50
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk40
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting22
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
 Total nominal hours for elective units142 - 260
 Total nominal hours for the qualification672 - 790

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Students are to complete the LLN Robot Quiz and receive a minimum of Level 2 across all five areas, as those who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication in the education sector.

Note: Some students currently working within the NT Department of Education may have completed a similar LLN Assessment and this may be submitted for consideration by the lecturer.

Students require a suitable workplace (either voluntary or paid) in which to undertake placement.

Students are required to complete 100 hours of placement in a school. If the student is not currently working in a school, the University will organise the school for placement.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited skill set from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

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, Remote

Study Mode: On campus, online, both

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Teachers' Aide
Area of study
Education

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

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Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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