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
  • 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 Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

April & July 

July intake - blended delivery, 2 days on campus (Lilydale Lakeside campus) & 2 days remote delivery via MS Teams

Full time: 5 months (Monday - Thursday 9.30am-2.30pm)

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

All applicants need to achieve the required scores in a Core Skills Diagnostic test.

While social distancing measures and restrictions are in place, the course will be initially delivered remotely and until further notice. Enrolment in the course will be for Elgar campus for when on campus classes can resume. 

Prospective students will also need to book in and complete a Pre Training Review with Faculty staff as part of the enrolment process


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.


Direct entry (with limited student allocations)

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

A new pathway we have into the Certificate III Education Support course is the Prepare for Work in Childhood Education delivered at our City campus (co-located with the Centre for Adult Education in the heart of Melbourne). This is a non accredited course that provides you with an overview to providing care and education to children in both an early childhood and school context. 

Successful completion of this Certificate III course will enable you to apply for 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$511$2,554$6,810
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$55$55$55$55
Retain Course Items$75$75$75$75
Total Course Estimate$379$890$2,933$7,189
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$379$890$2,933$7,189

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 2021 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 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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