Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Centrelink approved

Volume of learning is typically 1 – 2 years. There may be variations between shorter learning duration if specialist qualification are being built on by this qualification or a longer duration when this qualification is an entry level requirements for work.

Distance: $2060
RPL: $1070

A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted with enrolment to determine the Foundation Skills of the learner in relation to the requirements of the course.

There are seventeen units of competency in this qualification;

  • twelve core units and
  • five elective units.
Units Code Units Title
Core Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment
Elective Units
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements
CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
CHCEDS015 Support development of student research skills
CHCECE026 Work in Partnership with families to provide appropriate education & care for children
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

It is recommended the practical element to this course will take students 80 hours. Students will need to provide documented evidence of training delivery or assessment to complete some units of competency.

The Certificate III in Education Support is studied as a 12 month part-time study load. The course will require students to independently study and submit their coursework via email.

Assessment information will be provided to you at the start of the course by your trainer and you must abide by the assessment requirements set by MW Training Consultants and your trainers.

Your coursework will be returned with feedback from your trainer. Please allow adequate time for the assessment process before making an enquiry on progress.

All learners with MW Training Consultants are offered the opportunity for recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you believe that you have the pre-existing skills, knowledge and experience for all or part of this course, please contact our head office and request an RPL Guide. This will need to be filled out, with relevant documentation and returned to head office who will forward this on to your trainer for assessment.

Please ensure that you have visited our web address and read and understood our policies, including those on refund of fees which you will find in the MW Student Handbook.  You should ensure that any queries you may have about the course have been fully addressed before enrolment and we are ready to answer these queries at

If you are ready to enrol in this course, please complete the enrolment form and email  it to

We look forward to working with you.