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Education Support qualifications (sometimes known as Teacher Aide qualifications) supports students to learn the role of assisting a Teacher or Educator in a school or other education service. It involves learning strategies to facilitate children's learning, supporting children with additional needs, legislative and ethical requirements as well as health and safety.
Queensland state schools have an obligation to support their permanent or temporary teacher aides at OO2 (paypoint 4) to access recognition of prior learning toward obtaining a Certificate III in Education Support (RPL). The certificate aims to recognise the existing knowledge and skills of these teacher aides, and support their pathway to a higher paypoint (OO3 – paypoint 1).
While this obligation existed previously, it has been formalised in the latest certified agreement for teacher aides. In this new agreement, the department has committed to incorporating RPL providers into its existing supply arrangements.
This means that schools will now have access to a panel of pre-qualified registered training organisations (RTOs), making it easier for you to source an RTO to conduct RPL for your school’s teacher aides.
The CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support is an ideal qualification for people seeking employment in education roles which provides assistance and support to qualified Educators and Teachers. It is a versatile qualification leading the graduate to work in a range of diverse education environments including schools, kindergartens, preschools, school age care or other education environment in entry level positions. It is the ideal qualification for any prospective student who want to keep their options open for the type of education environment they'd like to work in the future.
The Certificate III in Education support consists of 17 units covering topics such as:
A full course outline can be found on our website - https://www.accco.com.au/courses/education-support/chc30213/
In order for ACCCO to make an initial assessment of RPL, students will be asked to provide the following:
Please note, RPL is not necessarily a quick process. A student is required to collate and coordinate evidence to show they have sufficient, valid and current knowledge and skills equivalent to the qualification they are enrolled in. Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an ACCCO Trainer Assessor. ACCCO doesn’t guarantee you will pass the entire qualification.
A visit to your workplace will be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or performance appraisals. The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification. RPL is about the student proving that the knowledge, skills and experience they have matches a unit or qualification. The student drives the RPL process by collating evidence to demonstrate their current knowledge, current skills and current experience that are relevant to the qualification they are seeking.
Once the evidence has been collated by the student and submitted, an ACCCO Trainer Assessor will consider the evidence of skills and knowledge the student has provided, matching this evidence against the relevant qualification. This process can take between 4 -6 weeks to assess.
This qualification attracts Certificate 3 Guarantee funding assistance for eligible persons! If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, full fees apply.
To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee a participant must be:
You can read about this funding on our website - https://www.accco.com.au/fees-and-funding/qld/certificate-3-guarantee/
If a person is eligible for funding under Certificate 3 Guarantee, the Queensland Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.
Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding, fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rate.
Fees listed below are for the RPL process only and doesn’t cover any costs associated with Gap training if needed.
|Pricing Schedule||CG3 Subsidised Students||Fee For Service Students
|#Price per Unit||$15.00||$7.50||$160.00||$160.00|
|Total Course Fees||$255||$127.50||$2,870.00||$2,870.00|
# Units awarded a credit transfer outcome attract no course fees.
The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:
RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Read more
Credit transfer (sometimes known as advanced standing) is awarded when a student has completed the units required for a qualification at another Registered Training Organisation. This may reduce the amount of time it will take you to gain a qualification, and reduce the overall cost. ACCCO provides credit transfer free of charge. Read more
An upfront payment is required followed by your choice of fortnightly or monthly payments. We have the following payment schemes available to help you pay your student contribution fee:
|Fortnightly Payment||Monthly Payment|
|Weekly Payment||Fortnightly Payment||Monthly Payment|
Final payment may vary depending on your chosen payment method and if you have any credit transfers. Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.
Once you have made the decision to apply, please send through the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCCO will make an initial assessment of RPL then advise the student of the outcome.
If you have any questions regarding your application or any further enquiries, please feel free contact Head Office on 07 3257 1972.