Teacher's Aide Pathway Parramatta College

Teacher's Aide Pathway

If you are passionate about working as a  Teacher’s Aide in a School Setting, then this course would be the right choice for you. Teacher’s Aides play a pivotal role in children’s development. Therefore, this course designed to prepare participants working within an education environment to support students and qualified educators. 

Moreover, the course is ideal for who wants to kick start their career in entry level positions in education environments including schools, kindergartens, preschools, school age care or other education environment. Aide’s provide assistance and support to teachers and also responsible for supervising and facilitating children’s activities inside the classroom as well as outside during playtime. 

This micro skill 5 unit course is an introduction to the full qualification CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support.

This course includes the following units of competency:  No work placement required.
CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
CHCEDS033  Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment 
CHCPRT025  Identify and report children and young people at risk 
HLTAID012  Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety  

Looking for Government funding?
NSW Government subsidy may be available for eligible participants when enrolling into the course. Please call 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@pcc.edu.au  to assess your eligibility for subsidised fee. If you are seeking funding, please do not enrol online.

How much I will be paying if I am not qualified for the Government Subsidy?
Fee for service cost  $2580.00. 

Whilst there are no prerequisites for this course, it is expected that you have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills and computer skills to be able to interact with peers, trainers and completing assessments using a computer either in the classroom, at home or at your workplace.

Delivery Strategies
This course will be delivered in a face-to-face classroom-based environment with a qualified and skilled trainer at our Western Sydney Skills Hub at North Parramatta, 5 hour class two days per week over 6 weeks.  If you prefer the self-paced journey, this is also available but students must adhere to a strict training plan and submit assessments in a timely manner.  All participants will be supported by our qualified and skilled team throughout their learning journey.

Assessment Strategies
Assessments for this qualification include both formative and summative assessments which involve a variety of activities including knowledge questions, case studies, presentations, projects, demonstration, observations etc. 

Resource Requirements
Learner resources will be provided. This course requires the use of computer skills and internet either in the classroom or at the students’ home or workplace to research the relevant legislations, industry standards and to develop relevant workplace documents.

How much work is involved in completing the course?
Please note assessments for this course involve significant work both during and after the sessions. 2 days per week with an additional 10 to 15 hours of home learning. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments in each unit of competency. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission, you may choose to undertake a gap tutorial, which will attract a fee.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you believe you already have skills and experience relevant to the competencies of this course, please let the trainer know for a recognition. Please note that applying for RPL may not automatically result in the issuing of the skill set. In case of any gaps found, you will be advised of those gaps and asked to provide further evidence against your RPL claim. If you are still considered Not Yet Competent (NYC), you may be offered a tutorial for those gaps

Competency outcome
On successful completion of all the assessments, you will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment from CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support.

Career Pathways
After successful completion of this course, you may choose to pursue the full qualification  CHC30221 - Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Please note that the Parramatta Community College does not guarantee employment.

More information
Please feel free to contact our friendly enrolment officers on 02 9687 2072 to discuss more about the course or send an email to admin@pcc.edu.au  If you would like further information, please reach out to our Course Coordinator at esther@pcc.edu.au

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in School Based Education Support CHC30221.
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment (CHCEDS033)
  • Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (HLTAID012)
  • Identify and report children and young people at risk (CHCPRT025)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.