About the course

About the course

Through our education support course you'll be engaged in a variety of tasks centred on supporting students and assisting teachers to deliver a quality education program, and undertake a minimum of 100 hours of practical placement.

Ideal for aspiring educators who want to assist children to reach their full potential, during our education support course you'll learn the skills to:

  • help children improve their education outcomes and
  • assist with and support implementation of education plans for individuals

Our qualification is nationally recognised and will ensure you are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ready. After successful completion, you can seek work as a teacher's aide, integration aide or an education support worker.

Course will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February & October

Full time: 5 months

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including roles as a:

  • teacher's aide
  • integration aide
  • education support worker
  • English as a second language support worker
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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have or be able to obtain a valid Working with Children Check
  • achieve the required scores in a Core Skills Diagnostic test and
  • complete a Pre Training review with the Box Hill Institute admissions team

As per Victorian Government guidelines, all staff working in the education sector will need to have their first COVID vaccination by 18/10/2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 29/11/2021 (unless a medical exemption applies) - this will be required by students in order to undertake mandatory work placement.

You may be required to provide a National Police Check (with no disclosable outcomes) to be able to participate in work placement and to apply for future employment opportunities. You should be physically fit, enjoy being with children, have patience, understanding, energy, adaptability and a willingness to take responsibility. You'll also need a good level of digital literacy.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of this Certificate III course can provide a pathway through to the Certificate IV in Education Support

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$523$2,614$7,022
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$55$55$55$55
Retain Course Items$40$40$40$40
Total Course Estimate$344$867$2,958$7,366
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$344$867$2,958$7,366

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

You will need to complete 17 units.

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake a minimum 100 hours supervised work placement in a school (primary or secondary) environment.

Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.

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