Gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in an education support role or a special education-focused support role in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education, providing assistance and support to teachers and students. Graduates with this qualification are able to work in schools alongside classroom teachers, and many graduates also continue with into studies at university in a teaching degree such as primary or secondary education while working in an Education Support role.
- Materials fees may apply for course enrolments.
Dates / Locations
#### When You Can Enrol
Applications are open for midyear 2021 - apply online now for the course commencing in August.
Note: if applications are not open please register your details via the ‘Enquire Now’ button to be notified when future intakes are scheduled and applications open.
#### Delivery Schedule
- Midyear 2021 intake: commencing 18 August 2021.
- Course delivery is through blended delivery which is a combination of online learning with full day workshops. Workshops occur on a regular basis throughout the delivery of the course and students are required to attend these. The workshops can occur once a month, and on several occasions twice a month.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Info Events / Sessions
No info events or info sessions available.
#### Compulsory Units
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
CHCEDS020 Support students' literacy learning
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
#### Selectable Units
Selectable units may apply.
Blended learning, full-time: 12 months
- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement. For students not currently working in schools there is a practical component of the course to be completed that is 100 hours. A Working With Children's Check (Victoria and New South Wales) and a National Police Check will be required to undertake your field placement for this course. The aims of the Practical Placement are:
- To apply knowledge and skills learned during your studies in the workplace;
- To become familiar with employers’ expectations;
- To increase your employment options and employability skills; and
- To gain skills that are recognised by industry
- To make contact with employers.
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $3,203.50 (Tuition $3,030.00, Materials $173.50)
Concession $779.50 (Tuition $606.00, Materials $173.50)
Fee For Service $4,213.50 (Tuition $4,040.00, Materials $173.50)
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
- On receipt of your course application you will be emailed an ‘Application Requirement Questionnaire’ electronic form and you will be required to provide evidence of a Working With Children’s Check (WWCC).
- Once you submit an application for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral and Numeracy test online. Please check your junk mail if this does not come to your inbox.
- Please allow one hour to complete the LLN Robot assessment. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as there is an audio section in the assessment.
- Your LLN Assessment will need to be completed one week after receiving it to progress your application to the next stage, or your application may be withdrawn due to inactivity.
- If you are unable to access the LLN Robot link please contact our Customer Experience team **as soon as possible.**
- Note: Completion of and passing the LLN Robot Assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. If an applicant is not accepted into their preferred course they will be contacted and provided information on alternate pathways and/or courses.
There are a number of course pathways open to graduates. These may include higher level studies in general Community Services or Early Childhood Education and Care. Graduates may also continue their studies to university in an education-related degree such as Teaching or Education, with relevant skills and experience working within a classroom environment with their qualification in Education Support.
[Study pathways with Wodonga TAFE »](/to-wodonga-tafe-and-beyond)
- Teachers aide (public school, private schools, early childhood centres)
- Integration aide
- Education support worker
- Disability support worker (Educational assistant) in adult education settings
- Behavioural support officer
- Employment coordinator
- Lifestyle support coach
- Residential care officer
- Senior care assistant
- Social educator
- Residential care supervisor
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.
The assessments will include the validation of underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different learner needs will be selected. Assessment strategies may include:
- Research projects
- Self/peer assessment
- Written questions
- Oral presentations
- Case study
- Group discussion
- Log book
- Work-related projects
- Practical experience
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, please submit your enquiry via the online enquiry form. Also please feel free to contact our friendly Customer Experience team on 1300 69 8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.
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