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Certificate III in Education Support

Provided by Open Colleges

Course Overview

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This nationally recognised qualification is for those interested in becoming a Teachers' Aide in primary or secondary schools.

This course has been designed by industry experts for two types of potential workers; those already working as teacher aides and who are looking to formalise their qualifications, and also for prospective employees seeking work.

Given the range of different classroom contexts such as public and independent schools and community education settings, structured Workplace Learning is undertaken during this course so as to provide on-the-job experience, this experience aims to give you the skills to help you to secure employment.

Course Quick Look

Awarded By:
Open Colleges
Qualification:
Certificate lll
Study Mode:
Online
Duration:
Maximum 18 months
Nationally Recognised:
YES

Prerequisites

Education

You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
  • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learner guides and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software.

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Compressing image files.

Physical requirements

Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual lifting and other physical activities.

Subjects

Module 1: Facilitate programs and behaviour

Support behaviour of children and young people

  • Contribute to a safe and supportive environment
  • Use positive support techniques
  • Observe and collect data to assist with development of appropriate strategies for support
  • Implement strategies to support children or young people who require additional support
  • Monitor and review strategies

Work effectively with students and colleagues

  • Communicate effectively with students
  • Use current, recognised good practice techniques of communication
  • Work effectively with diverse students and colleagues

Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

  • Work with others to support students with additional needs
  • Support individual students with additional needs
  • Assist with classroom programs to support students with additional needs
  • Contribute to learning opportunities

Module 2: Developing literacy and oral language skills

Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

  • Identify oral language, reading and writing skills
  • Work within guidelines of literacy program
  • Support student literacy

Module 3: Developing numeracy skills in Education

Support the development of numeracy skills

  • Apply developmental and learning approaches to basic numeracy skills under supervision of teacher
  • Implement a numeracy support program
  • Support student numeracy programs

Module 4: Health and safe practices in Education

Contribute to the health and safety of students

  • Maintain a safe environment
  • Maintain a hygienic and healthy environment
  • Supervise students in conjunction with teacher
  • Deal with emergency situations
  • Support the health and wellbeing of students

Module 5: Safe practice in Education

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people
  • Report indications of possible risk of harm
  • Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people

Module 6: Diversity in the workplace

Work with diverse people

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace
  • Model cultural safety in own work
  • Develop strategies for improved cultural safety
  • Evaluate cultural safety strategies

Module 7: Contributing to student development

Contribute to student education in all developmental domains

  • Support the physical development of students
  • Support the social and emotional development of students
  • Support the cognitive and language development of students
  • Contribute to the inclusion of all students in the classroom and community

Module 8: Legal and ethical practices in Education

Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

  • Identify legislative and policy requirements
  • Comply with legislative and policy requirements
  • Identify and comply with industrial instruments relating to the job role

Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre (partial)

  • Manage self in classroom
  • Select and utilise equipment effectively
  • Prepare and maintain teaching aids, materials and resources
  • Monitor classroom supplies
  • Process and maintain information (documents and records)
  • Operate computers, printers and current technological equipment used in classroom activities
  • Contribute to the organisation and coordination of school/centre activities

Module 9: Resourcing and planning in Education

Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre (partial)

  • Manage self in classroom
  • Select and utilise equipment effectively
  • Prepare and maintain teaching aids, materials and resources
  • Monitor classroom supplies
  • Process and maintain information (documents and records)
  • Operate computers, printers and current technological equipment used in classroom activities
  • Contribute to the organisation and coordination of school/centre activities

Assist implementation of planned educational programs

  • Contribute to planning and preparation of educational program
  • Assist in the implementation of planned educational program
  • Contribute to a consistent and stable learning environment
  • Contribute to individual and group assessment in consultation with the teacher

Module 10: Electives

Choice of four of the following electives

  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care for children
  • CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
  • CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
  • CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language
  • CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills
  • CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
  • CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Payment Options

Flexible