Course Details

CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings. They complete general administrative as well as operational tasks to support students with learning under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. Work requires use of discretion and judgement within the boundaries of established policies and procedures.

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units from the list below
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 


Work with diverse people


Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment


Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs


Contribute to student education in all developmental domains


Support the development of literacy and oral language skills


Support the development of numeracy skills


Support students with additional needs in the classroom


Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students


Work effectively with students and colleagues


Support responsible student behaviour


Elective Units 


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures


Communicate with students, parents and colleagues in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language


Work effectively as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker


Search and access online information


Set up and sustain learning areas


Provide support for e-learning


Support students with English as an additional language


Support development of student research skills


Work with students in need of additional learning support


Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


Participate in workplace health and safety


Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support supersedes and is not equivalent to CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support.

Upcoming Dates

There are currently no available openings for this course.