CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

CHC30221 – Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:


Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care covers the requirements for working in the role of providing care in early childhood education settings, under supervision. It covers the requirements of the National Quality Standard and Education and Care Services Regulations. The individual will support the implementation of a learning framework, as well as the children’s development, learning and wellbeing. The educator may work autonomously, or under direct supervision.

You will need to provide a range of evidence to assist your assessor to make a decision about your competence. The types of evidence you may be asked to provide can include:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Letters of reference from licensed tradesmen you have worked with.
  • Videos or photos of your work.
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • Day care plans 
  • OHS/WHS policies and procedures
  • Case management notes
  • Food charts and logs
  • Risk assessment and management of children 
  • First Aid 
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Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

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ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings. They complete general administrative as well as operational tasks to support students with learning under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. Work requires use of discretion and judgement within the boundaries of established policies and procedures.

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units from the list below
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 


Work with diverse people


Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment


Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs


Contribute to student education in all developmental domains


Support the development of literacy and oral language skills


Support the development of numeracy skills


Support students with additional needs in the classroom


Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students


Work effectively with students and colleagues


Support responsible student behaviour


Elective Units 


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures


Communicate with students, parents and colleagues in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language


Work effectively as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker


Search and access online information


Set up and sustain learning areas


Provide support for e-learning


Support students with English as an additional language


Support development of student research skills


Work with students in need of additional learning support


Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


Participate in workplace health and safety

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