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CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

Online or Distance Study, Nationally Recognised Course.

Further your career with a highly sought after, Nationally Recognised CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support with Australia’s leading teacher aide and childcare educator, The Australian College of Teacher Aides and Childcare – Registered Training Organisation number 45004.

Austudy Approved!

ACTAC is an approved institution by the Department of Social Services for its teachers aide courses. ACTAC’s Certificate III in Education Support is approved for students wanting to apply for Austudy, find out more here.


Nationally Recognised QualificationNationally Recognised Training

ACTAC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides students with nationally recognised qualifications on the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework).

You can find out more about ACTAC’s Nationally Recognised courses here.

Affordable at just $999!

ACTAC’s Certificate III in Education Support is just $999, no large government debts to pay back just one simple fee to fast track your entry in to the teacher aide profession.

Dedicated Trainer

ACTAC’s trainers for its teacher aide courses and this Certificate III in Education Support are not only qualified adult educators but are also registered school teachers who hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Education qualification and have worked as primary school teachers, early childhood teachers and in a range of management positions in childcare centres. Our specialist trainers for this online teacher assistant course will help students be workplace ready and equipped with the practical skills employers are looking for. Our trainers not only have extensive practical experience working with teacher aides / teaching assistants in the school environment, they also have specialist experience supporting children with additional needs.

Why not have a friendly chat with a trainer today who can answer any questions you might have. We are open for current students and future students until 8pm Weekdays, and email support over the weekends, just call 1300 511 455.

ACTAC’s students are assigned a personal trainer to support them through their study until completion. Our trainers will take the time to understand your personal circumstances and provide the support students need.

ACTAC prides itself on its 7 day a week support system with direct contact with your dedicated trainer who can help you succeed.

Here at ACTAC we provide an extensive range of courses relating to working with children, if you are unsure about which course would best suit you, have chat with a trainer on 1300 511 455 and we can happily talk to you about your goals, potential employment outcomes or even just for a friendly chat!Australian Qualifications Framework

Specialised Training

ACTAC only provides training for the Education Support / Teacher Aide and Childcare sector. Our trainers and assessors are specialists in the industry who have tailored training approaches that provide you with the skills and knowledge employers need.

ACTAC offers students the unique opportunity to be trained by a registered primary school teacher who knows the ins and outs of the industry and can ensure that you not only attain your nationally recognised qualification but also be classroom ready.

ACTAC is a specialised Teacher Aide and Childcare training organisation dedicated to providing quality training for those wanting to work with children and make a difference.

Feel free to ask your trainer for industry hot topics and employment tips to guide your entry and progression in this growing industry.

Teacher Aide with kidsFast Turnaround

Don’t wait months for your assignments to be marked. Enrol with ACTAC and enjoy our industry leading marking system that ensures assignments are returned no later than 10 business days from receipt.

Once completed, graduates have access to an array of professional careers including roles such as:

  • Education Support worker
  • Teacher Aide
  • Education assistant (special needs)
  • Home tutor
  • Language/literacy worker

Seek JOBS – Teacher Aide Certificate III

ACTAC’s Teacher Aide Courses / Teaching Assistant Courses (Certificate III in Education Support is nationally recognised qualification)

Course Code: CHC30213
Course Title: Certificate III in Education Support
Course Duration: This course is self paced and students have up to 12 months to complete their studies (additional 6 month extension available, conditions apply).
Nationally Recognised Yes
Awarded by Australian College of Teacher Aides and Childcare
Course Structure: The course is made up of 17 units in total
Admission Requirements: Students will be required to undergo a ‘Working with Children Check’ and receive a positive notice and blue card.
Further Details: Visit our website or call 1300 511 455.
Fees: Total Cost $999 ( $1300 Payment Plan $30/pw)
Recognised Prior Learning: All students will have the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed.
Qualification Status Current
Course Delivery Online or Distance (hard copy work books posted out to you). You will also undertake a work placement (minimum 100 hours in an approved service)

Start your journey with this course to obtain a nationally recognised teacher’s aide / teaching assistant qualification.

Industry Requirements

Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 100 hours of professional industry vocational placement within an approved Education & Care setting for successful completion of this qualification. Professional practice hours should be treated as a guide only. ACTAC is happy to assist students in finding and obtaining a suitable work placement if required.

 Studying with Us (External Mode)

Students receive a Learning Guide which includes readings, activities and assessment. This allows students to study at a time and place convenient to them. All external students have a dedicated Trainer who provides regular support as well as on the job training and assessment.

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support Course Units


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Support behaviour of children and young people


Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment


Assist implementation of planned educational programs


Contribute to student education in all developmental domains


Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre


Support the development of literacy and oral language skills


Support the development of numeracy skills


Work effectively with students and colleagues


Contribute to the health and safety of students


Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment


Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


Facilitate learning for students with disabilities


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide first aid


Participate in workplace health and safety

*Elective Units

Should you undertake this course of study with ACTAC you may complete HLTAID003 Provide first Aid as an elective unit.  This unit cannot be completed through distance mode and requires a face to face class to be undertaken successfully in order for students to achieve competency in this unit. Because ACTAC is an online / distance educator this unit is not provided by ACTAC. Should students wish to complete this unit they must undertake this with a local provider at their cost and we can then provide a credit for this subject. Check out St John’s Ambulance for more information here

Australia’s best Teacher Aide Course

If students are wanting to work or become a teacher aide then ACTAC’s Certificate III in Education Support is the best teachers aide course to start your career. Also known as teaching assistant training or a teaching assistant course the Certificate 3 in Education Support is the minimum qualification many schools are looking for when seeking to employ a teachers aide. To find out more about the governments requirements for the Certificate III in Education Support check out here. You can also check out our certificate IV in education support here.