Through our education support course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to assist teachers and students in a wide range of education settings. In this course you will be engaged in a minimum of 100 hours of practical placement and a variety of tasks supporting students and assisting teachers to deliver a quality education program.

Our education support course is ideal for aspiring educators who want to assist children to reach their full potential. You will learn the skills to:

  • help children improve their outcomes in education
  • 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.




National Code CHC30213
Study Areas Community Services
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 5 months
PT: 8 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,371.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $474.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,627.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $110.50
Retain Course Items*** $115.00

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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

February 2019

Full time: 5 months (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30am - 2.30pm) - Elgar & Lilydale campus

Part time: 8 months (Tuesday & Thursday evenings - 5pm - 7.30pm & Saturday 9.30am - 2.30pm) - Elgar campus 

Box Hill, Lilydale

You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have a current Working with Children Check and a National Police Check

All applicants should attend an Information Session, and need to achieve the required scores in a supervised Core Skills Diagnostic test.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for the Certificate IV in Education Support.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

  • teacher’s aide
  • integration aide
  • education support worker
  • English as a second language support worker

Completion of 17 units including, 12 core and 5 electives.

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) or kindergarten environment

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

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:58pm