Diploma of Education Support - 2013

Please note: National training package codes: CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support and CHC41712 Certificate IV in Education Support

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Course summary

Course summary - 2013

Level: Vocational
Qualification: Diploma
Number of units: 13 units to complete

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The Diploma of Education Support provides a qualification for workers in a range of education and school settings who provide assistance and support in the classroom to facilitate learning in collaboration with teachers, working with students under broad-based supervision. The qualification provides opportunity for education workers to broaden their skills and knowledge base in the field of education support work.

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Graduates can seek employment in the following roles:

  • Teacher assistant
  • Education support worker
  • Education assistant
  • Education assistant (special needs)
  • Support worker (children with disabilities)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer/worker
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture teaching assistant
  • Inclusion supports facilitator

Academic & Professional:

To gain entry into CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support candidates require validated experience in direct learning support roles under limited guidance as an education support worker, child care worker, home/volunteer tutor or similar role or successful completion of a Certificate IV in Education Support.

Students wishing to undertake the Diploma of Education support will ideally have an industry-based work placement for which they can demonstrate practical applications of theory. This placement can be employment or a voluntary placement

Students seeking work placement  must obtain a:

  • Working with children check
  • Police check.

To qualify for the CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support students must complete 13 units which include seven (7) core units and six (6) elective units.

This is a restricted course. Enrolment is only available to students who have been accepted into this course.

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Formative assessment is based on the activities throughout the unit. This is pivotal to the education experience and provides reinforcement of learning and must be in your own words. Summative assessment will be based on online questions and assignments and will provide the basis of your grade. This must also be in your own words with any references properly sourced.

Total number of units to complete: 7 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
CHCCS502C - Maintain legal and ethical work practices
CHCT083B GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCCS506A - Promote and Respond to Workplace Diversity
CHCT084A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCEDS501A - Identify and Respond to Student Development Needs
CHCT085A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCEDS502B - Foster and support an effective learning environment
CHCT086A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCEDS503A - Support the Development of Literacy Skills
CHCT087A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCEDS514B Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
CHCT088A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCORG428A - Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice
CHCT089A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
CHCFC506A - Foster Children's Language and Communication Development
CHCT097A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCFC508A - Foster Children's Aesthetic and Creative Development
CHCT098A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCIC512A - Plan and Implement Inclusion of Children with Additional Needs
CHCT101A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCEDS408A - Support Student's Mathematics Learning for Numeracy
CHCT106A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCEDS409A - Support Students' Literacy Learning
CHCT107A GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -
CHCYTH401B - Engage Respectfully with Young People
CHCT108B GippsTAFE SP1 SP2 SP3 -

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process that assesses the individual’s formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

Applicants with relevant on-the-job experience or with successful completion of part of relevant units may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you believe you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning you will need to provide details of your relevant qualifications or experience in the Application form for the course.

The Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit section on each of the university course pages on the OUA website has information about credit or unit exemptions for your previous study at TAFE. The Eligibility section of some courses lists TAFE qualifications required before you can apply to be admitted to the course.

Further information is available from Credit for previous study

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

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You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001