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Mums As Teacher Aides (TAmums)

Developing multi-skilled educational support work in our community

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Our recent graduates (Dec 2019) from the Certificate III in Education Support course
with Mr Henry Grossek (Principal, Berwick Lodge Primary School) and Gurmit Kaur (Lecturer, Eastern College Australia – Seated Left).

Awesome group dynamics amongst students. A friendly and supportive learning environment. Mentoring by experienced teacher/trainer.

Classes conducted by Eastern College Australia
held at Berwick Lodge Primary School

139-145 Mansfield St, Berwick VIC 3806.

Enrolment queries, please call:

Vicky (0414 386 024) or
Jas (0403 745 464)

The one thing that we need to know is our ‘Why’ are we doing this. For me it was simple. Work life balance and my daughter and to pay it forward with helping other students reach their full potential.
– Donna (Seated Middle)

“Through this course, and meeting both Gurmit and Henry, I’ve not only become a teacher aide, but I’ve grown as a person. I have made friends that will be there with me for life and I have truly had a positive experience from this course and would highly recommend it to anyone considering doing a Cert III in Education Support at Berwick Lodge Primary with Eastern College Australia.”
– Khatera (Seated Left)

TAmums have gained employment in schools as Multi Skilled Teacher Aides

Certificate 3 in Education Support (Teacher Aide)

24 weeks / once-a-week / 100 hrs placement

Classes held in a primary school | School based learning environment |
Study close to home | Study between kids pick-ups and drop-offs |
No classes during school holidays |

Course Fees (2020)

The Cert III in Education Support course is Australian government accredited so you may be eligible for State funding. We can help and assist to determine your eligibility, payment plans are available to assist in managing the fee payments.

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%.

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Course FAQs


Duration of the full course in the morning is 24 weeks and evening class is 33 weeks. The classes are held once a week; Mornings classes are 4.5 hours from 9.30am-2.00pm & Evenings classes are 3.5 hours (6.00pm – 9.30pm). There are no classes during school holidays and public holidays.


Students must fulfil 100 hours of work placement in any school. Students are encouraged to seek placements within their children’s schools or nearby schools themselves. We will assist students with placements where possible.


Yes, this is required. Please apply well before you enrol as it takes about 3 weeks for approval.


Classes are classroom based and delivered in a primary school with an online learning portal for students to submit their assignments. Not to worry, our trainer will support you through the assignments.


The course fees details are given in the table below, these exclude the 1 x book purchase and the First Aid Course fee. Government funding is available, please call our course advisors to check your eligibilty as you may receive state funding. Liz @ 0411 020 220 or Vicky @ 0414 386 024  

What People Are Saying…

Dear Liz,
I can confirm with you that there are many job opportunities in schools for Education Support (ES) staff – this includes Integration Aides, Sickbay Attendants, Library Officers and Administration Officers. In fact demand for such personnel is increasing and will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. The Teacher Aide course which you are providing is an excellent opportunity for adults who are interested in working in schools in non-teaching roles as the course embraces a wide range of different ES roles that exist in schools and will give graduates the edge when seeking school employment. For the record, I employ 12 ES staff currently and I expect that this number will continue to grow in the future.

Henry Grossek

Principal, Berwick Lodge Primary School

I commenced with Eastern College in February 2018 to undertake Certificate III in Education Support. Everyone I have come across during this time have been so amazing and supportive in helping me achieve my dream of working in the education sector. I am happy to report that I am now working. I would highly recommend this course to other mums out there looking to re enter the workforce.

Kelly Corken

Hi Gurmit,
Just want to quickly say thank you. I always feel very inspired and pumped after your class. You are an amazing teacher and your stories and experiences are an absolute pleasure to listen to. Thank you again.

Sally Brimble

The Cert III Education Support course has helped me maintain my responsibilities as a mother of 2 beautiful children, a home-maker and an aspiring career woman. This course has equipped me with the skills and experiences to assist teachers in classrooms, understanding and supporting the learning needs of students with special needs. I am now a Teacher Aide (TA) in a local school.

Harjinder Kaur