Empowering Minds: Your Path to School Based Support

If you aspire to work in a mainstream class setting, then the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support is the course for you. Start building your career with a VET qualification in education through a school based traineeship (SBT) combining self-paced study with on the job training. As an SBT, you will begin your career in part-time employment at a local NSW public school whilst obtain your Certificate III. The school based traineeship program provides the opportunity to gain real education support experience working in a NSW public school classroom. Study will involve a combination of blended learning - both virtual and face to face.


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Meet Rachael:

Rachael is a Year 12 Education Support School-Based Trainee. She works as an Administration Assistant for Alphacrucis and a trainee Support Worker for her school.

What is the most rewarding part about being a school-based trainee?
“It’s a unique pathway that allows students to experience a professional work environment (including pay, structure and workload) while studying other areas of interest as a student, allowing us to expand our aspirations and passions. We learn and adapt to situations that we would not expect and undergo until we are out of school”

What have you learned from your experience working in a classroom?
“This experience has taught me greatly about responsibility and managing workload as a student and within the work place. I have learned more patience and understanding by working with children”

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

15 units & 100 Traineeship days over 2 years

This certificate provides the essential knowledge and skills to work effectively in a school environment and prepares you to support teachers and students in the classroom. This course covers core skills such as assisting in the implementation of planned learning experiences, supporting students' numeracy, literacy, and communication skills, supporting students at risk, and working with diverse communities.

Education Support HSC VET courses count as Board Endorsed unit credit for the HSC and can provide you with an entry vocational ATAR up to 67. Check with your University.

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Core Units of Competency: 

Support students with additional needs in the classroom 

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 

Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment

Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students 

Work effectively with students and colleagues

Support responsible student behaviour

Work with diverse people.​

Plus 5 Elective Units
Gain real work experience

School Based Traineeships

A School-based traineeship (SBT) allows students to gain real work experience to support their studies and get paid for it.

Traineeships are available for students studying a range Certificate III & Certificate IV courses. This opportunity will suit students who wish to gain industry experience and attain paid employment while still studying. 

Trainees will finish their Certificate with two years of work experience before they transition into an established role in the industry correlating to their studies.


- Students must be enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12

- Students must complete their traineeship with an industry workplace with an ABN

- Continuation of assessments in school holiday periods.

- Students must be 16 years of age

- Completion of a weekly reflective diary

- Completion of a Work Placement Student Record

Student Stories

It feels great to help students that are going through the same things that I am going through.

Education Support School-Based Trainee

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