Course Code: CHC30213 & CHC40213

Teacher Aide Courses

Looking to become a Teacher Aide? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve broken the mould of rigid timetables and student policies and are proud to be one of Australia’s leading online and distance education providers.

Enrolments are welcome from anywhere in Australia.

These nationally recognised qualifications will build your ability to support students overcome learning barriers and achieve their educational goals.

Course Outlines:

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support – The entry level qualification expected by most schools

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support – For those with relevant experience or previous qualifications

Have questions? Give us a call on 1300 380 335. We don’t employ salespeople or call centre staff, so when you call you’ll be speaking directly with real people from the word go. Or email us – we guarantee 24hr response time –

Is Self-Paced Study For Me?

Our flexible learning model is based around the Self-paced study mode. It’s a great option with many benefits:

  • Progress as fast as you like or take your time.
  • With no classes or lectures you can study from any location at times that suit you.
  • No assessment due dates to stress about.
  • Unlimited trainer support available by phone and email (you even get your trainer’s mobile number!)
  • Connect with other students through our online forums
  • Easy to navigate online system. The online course is interactive, meaning less reading and more visually engaging resources. If online isn’t for you than you can opt for correspondence (hard copy books) or a combination of the two modes…
  • Up to 2 years to complete. Note: students receiving the education supplement (Centrelink) may be obligated to complete in a shorter time frame.

Classroom Study Mode

Not sure if Self-Paced study is for you? Classroom programs are available in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast. Contact us now for current class intakes dates and venue locations.

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Price Drop: In response to COVID-19 we have reduced course fees to assist displaced students and workers undertake study. Effective 30/03/2020.

Classroom study mode temporarily not available – online and correspondence modes are available. This course has a mandatory 100 hr practical placement. Our flexible course structure means that you can complete all theory components first and the practical component when conditions allow.

Government Funding

Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy: available for eligible QLD residents enrolling in the Certificate III in Education Support.

Higher Level Skills subsidy: available for eligible QLD residents enrolling in the Certificate IV in Education Support.

Click here for the eligibility criteria

Click here for the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee fact sheet

Centrelink: These qualifications are Centrelink approved. If you are a single parent, on a carers pension, disability pension, Newstart allowance and several others, you may be eligible for the Education Supplement and the Education Entry Payment. Contact Centrelink to confirm your eligibility.

Course Fees

Certificate III in Education Support

  • $1980  for a standard fee paying student; or
  • $100  for a student eligible to receive the Certificate 3 Guarantee; or
  • $50  for concession card holders eligible to receive the Certificate 3 Guarantee; or
  • $0  for a student eligible to receive the Certificate 3 Guarantee Yr12 fee free

Certificate IV in Education Support

  • $2500  for a standard fee paying student; or
  • $200   for a student eligible to receive the Higher Level Skills subsidy; or
  • $100   for concession card holders eligible to receive the Higher Level Skills subsidy

Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. You nominate the payment periods (i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). You nominate the amount you are comfortable paying (i.e. $50, $100, $200, etc.).

For more information about eligibility criteria for the Subsidised rates go to our Government funding page.

Contact us for a quote if you have specific requirements or a group booking

For more information about course inclusions and exclusions go to our fee schedule page

Assessment & Practical Placement

Course assessment consists of two components:

  1. Theory – assessment methods may include: textbook activities, short answer questions, case studies, scenarios, projects and reports.
  2. Practical – achieved through observations through out your practical placement

Practical Placement – so many of our students gain employment as a result of their placement. It is a great learning experience and a chance to impress!

  • 100hrs placement in a school (Kindy – Yr 12)
  • Complete your hours at any stage throughout your course
  • We can arrange your placement or you can arrange your own
Should I choose Certificate III or Certificate IV?

Certificate III in Education Support

Most students will start with this course. The significant majority of schools will require a teacher aide to posses a Certificate III. The Certificate III will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to complete the broad range of tasks expected of a teacher aide.

Certificate IV in Education Support

If you have relevant work experience or previous qualifications you may request to skip the Certificate III and commence at the Certificate IV level. The Certificate IV has more of an in-depth focus on working with children with learning difficulties, additional needs and disabilities. It also qualifies you to work unsupervised.

The Certificate III to Certificate IV Bridging program

The Certificate III & Certificate IV in Education Support qualifications do have a lot of overlap. If you have completed CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, we do offer a bridging program across to the Certificate IV. This means that instead of completing an additional 17 units, you just complete the gaps between the Certificate III and the Certificate IV. Our bridging program will save you months of time spent on assessment and at only $980* is an affordable way to upgrade your qualifications. Download the Bridging Program Course Outline

*Prices will vary depending on the electives you have completed in your Cert III. Contact Adapt for a quote.

Students who qualify for the Higher Level Skills subsidy will pay $100 or $50 for concession card holders.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have completed qualifications in Childcare (Childrens Services) or you have experience or other relevant qualifications you may be eligible for RPL. We specialise in RPL and guarantee that we will maximise the credit you are eligible to receive.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • You will have a computer and access to the internet to complete the assessment requirements of the course. Please discuss with Adapt if this is an issue as strategies can be put in place to assist.
  • All students will complete a brief Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test prior to commencing their course. Any students who does not meet the minimum standard for their course will be contacted to discuss options and strategies that can be put in place.

Working with Children Check

As working with children is a part of this course, it is required that students obtain clearance from the relevant authority prior to commencing their practical placement. In some jurisdictions students can apply for student/volunteer cards that are free but please remember that if you gain employment as a teacher aide you must hold the correct paid employee card.

How to Enrol

There are no set in-take dates so you can enrol whenever you’re ready!

  1. Read the Student Handbook and the Course Outline for your preferred course.
  2. Go to to complete and submit your enrolment online.


If you would like to discuss your enrolment with an adapt education staff member please call 1300 380 335 or email:

Course Overview?

Why Us?

  1. Service – We guarantee friendly staff and prompt responses
  2. Flexible, no stress study – Need an extension? Need to put payments on hold? Want to change study mode? No Problem!
  3. Quality – Our online system is sleek, interactive and easy to use. A quality course will benefit your skills and employability and could be the difference between you completing the course or not…
  4. Price and Payment – you will search long and far to find a comparable price and we don’t charge more for choosing to pay via a payment plan.
  5. Specialists – We don’t do 100’s of courses, we do a few courses and we do them exceptionally well!

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