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Education Services

A career in education support is fulfilling and will certainly challenge you, as you help to make a difference and support children to develop confidence, new skills and independence. Our qualifications incorporate modern practices, giving you the skills and knowledge necessary to support children’s learning, by enhancing their social, emotional, psychological, cognitive and language development. 

Throughout your studies, you will work with culturally diverse students and assist them in their learning and development. You will also learn how to assist students with a diverse range of learning needs and help them complete general classroom duties.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC30213 J588 Education Support Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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Develop the skills and knowledge to assist teaching staff

This course will provide you with a customised program in learning support to prepare you for roles such as an education assistant working in a school. You will learn to provide support to a classroom teacher for children from kindergarten to Year 12.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in a classroom setting.

Certificate III in Education Support students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check before attending work placement. Under 18 students will be required to obtain a Confidential Statutory Declaration.

Gain these skills
  • Implement planned education programs
  • Assist students in their learning and development
  • Contribute to the safety and health of students
  • Support students with additional needs.
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse students and colleagues
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring and enthusiastic nature
  • Open-minded and flexible to changes
  • Adaptable to cater for a diverse range of student needs
  • Good reasoning and organisational skills
  • Able to follow directions and guidelines
CHC40213 J590 Education Support Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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Engage your passion for working with children and supporting their individual needs

The Certificate IV in Education Support will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist the teaching staff in schools and provide care, instruction and supervision in kindergarten, pre-primary, primary and secondary school. It will also offer you a career that fits in with your family life.

This course is also available through a structured online mode of study. Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers. With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

No matter how you choose to study, as part of this qualification you will need to undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in a classroom setting.

Certificate IV in Education Support students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check and a Department of Education Police Clearance before attending work placement. Under 18 students will be required to obtain a Confidential Statutory Declaration.

Gain these skills
  • Implement planned education programs
  • Assist students in their learning and development
  • Contribute to the safety and health of students
  • Support students with additional needs and disabilities
  • Work with children and young people at risk of harm
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse students, families and co-workers
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring and enthusiastic nature
  • Open-minded and flexible to changes
  • Adaptable to cater for a diverse range of student needs
  • Able to communicate well
  • Good reasoning skills
  • Good organisational and problem solving skills
  • Able to follow directions and guidelines

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Page last updated October 19, 2018