TA Course Enrolment
Certificate III in Education Support

Eastern College Australia delivers the Cert III in Education Support in local primary schools.
Blanchards Customised Training is an authorised broker of Eastern College for assisting potential students for enrolment.
You may contact Liz Blanchard at +61 411 020 220

Course Structure

  • Course designed to train Multi-skilled Teacher Aides to work in classroom, school office or sick bay.
  • Comprises 17 Units of Competencies to be completed in 30 weeks (face to face learning).
  • Class attendance requires once a week of theory (9.30am – 2pm).
  • No classes during school holidays.
  • Complete homework via Eastern College’s online learning portal.
  • Our trainer can support you through study and homework tips.
  • Requires Level 2 in First Aid (not needed if you have a valid First Aid certificate).
  • Mums learning and supporting each other in a familiar location, this course gives fantastic support to Mums returning to work after many years.

Work Placement

  • Requirement to complete 100 hours of placement once a week at a local school for approximately 13 weeks.
  • This is unpaid work placement.
  • A roster is usually available 1-2 months into the course
  • Supported by an allocated teacher within a classroom as well as your course trainer.

Job Preparation


  • Personal guidance and support to achieve your ideal type of job.
  • We provide a full industry required skill set to match up your current home and work skills to advice what is needing to complete.
  • Daily 5 minute exercises to build up your inner strength of self and practicing at an interview.
  • A job pathway is planned so you can gain the skills needed before your course finishes.
  • Explaining various ways of gaining a job that may not include interviews.
  • Filming of a principal on resumes and the interviewing stages and tips.
  • Films of jobs roles within a primary school.
  • Provide specialised industry fact sheet.
  • Advisory and guidance on how to present yourself as a Multi-skilled Teacher Aide at interviews.



Recruitment Agencies / Job Searching

  • We explain details on the Education Industry needs and skills in communicating your work ethic, personality and experience in job applications and interviews.
  • Filming of education recruitment agencies to make it easier to apply for jobs.
  • We have assisted a good number of mums to gain their desired jobs on completing their course.
  • We have established a good reputation with a recruitment agency and linking up our mums to jobs.

Course Fees

CourseStudent eligible for fundingStudent eligible for ConcessionFees to complete the course
Certificate III in Education SupportYes Yes $255*
Certificate III in Education SupportYes No$1,272*
Certificate III in Education SupportNoNo$2,543*

Please note that student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Fees exclude the cost of textbooks and the HLTAID003 (Apply First Aid) unit of competency. Skills First Funding is available up to a maximum of 608 Nominal Hours for the Cert III in Educational Support.
Payment plans are available: 30% deposit to be paid upon enrolment into the course, followed by 7 fortnightly direct debit payments of 10%.

Course Units of Competency

Unit of CompetencyNominal HoursCore / Elective
CHCECE006 Support Behaviour of children and young people.30Core
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the educational environment.35Core
CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs.40Core
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains.50Core
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre.30Core
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills.55Core
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills.50Core
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues.40Core
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students.30Core
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment.30Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people.40Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety.25Core
CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements30Elective
CHCEDS011 Search and assess online information30Elective
CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language30Elective
HLTAID003 Apply First Aid.18Elective
HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health & Safety20Elective

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