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CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Become a Qualified Education Support Worker or Teacher Assistant in Australia

Shape young lives with the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support. A course for those eager to contribute positively in the educational sector.

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Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 18 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
100% online with 140 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • Education Assistant 
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs) 
  • Education Support Worker 
  • Home Tutor 
  • Homeland Teaching Assistant 
  • Language Worker 
  • Literacy Worker 
  • School Learning Support Officer 
  • Support Worker (working with children with disabilities) 
  • Teacher Assistant 
  • Teaching Assistant

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Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 140 hours of work placement. If you'd like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, please enquire now.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

About The Course

Empower the Next Generation: Your Pathway to Educational Support

Are you passionate about making a difference in young lives? Do you envision a career where your support shapes the future of students? Are you ready to step into a role that's both challenging and rewarding in the field of education? If these questions resonate with you, the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support is your gateway to a fulfilling career in the educational sector in Australia.

This comprehensive nationally recognised course is designed to equip you with the foundational skills and knowledge required to provide valuable support in a school setting. You'll delve into a variety of essential units, including understanding child and adolescent development, supporting students with additional needs, and contributing to student education in all developmental domains. These units are crafted to ensure you gain a holistic understanding of the diverse needs of students and how to support their educational journey effectively. 

Upon completing the course, you will gain the qualifications and confidence to pursue rewarding roles such as education assistant, education support worker, special needs education support worker, home tutor, language worker, homeland teaching assistant, literacy worker, teaching assistant, school learning support officer and more. These positions allow you to make a tangible difference in the lives of students and contribute significantly to their educational experiences. So don’t delay; enquire now and become an integral part of the educational journey of countless students!


"Open Colleges proved to be an excellent choice for my course, Certificate III in Education Support! The course material was totally relevant, delivered in a manner that was sufficiently challenging to give value to me as a student. In other words, I was not spoon-fed but had to exert effort to complete readings and assigned submissions. When coupled with competent and helpful teachers, as well as administrators, the whole learning experience was one of a grat value to me, and I endorse Open Colleges as a provider of choice for higher studies!" - Luis