Course Code: CHC30213 & CHC40213

Teacher Aide Courses

Scholarship Program


Adapt Education have helped over 1500 students achieve their study goals and become Teacher Aides. If you have always wanted to be a Teacher Aide but have faced life or financial barriers to achieving this goal then our scholarship program for 2020 may be just for you!

Applications for the Scholarship program are now open. Apply Now!

Scholarship Program 2020

Our scholarship program is suitable if you are currently working as or seeking to work as a teacher aide/education support worker and have not yet attained a Cerficate III or IV level qualification. The aim of the selection criteria is to give those who have faced hardship or financial issues the opportunity to complete a course that has previously been “out of reach”.

For further details, Download the Scholarship Program 2020 outline.

Eligibility Requirements

Ensure you meet the criteria below before submitting an application:

  • You must be 16 years or older;
  • You must have Australian Citizenship or residency; and
  • You must be wanting to complete either:
    • Certificate III in Education Support.
    • Certificate IV in Education Support.

Important Dates

Applications Open: 10th December 2019
Applications Close: 10th January 2020
Scholarship recipients announced: 17th January 2010
Course Commencement: 28th January 2020

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, so when you call you’ll be speaking directly with a trainer right from the word go. Or email us – we guarantee 24hr response time –

Self Paced or Classroom?

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 (Northside and Southside), Ipswich & Gold Coast. Contact us now for class schedules and venue locations. Semester 1, 2020 classes start from week 2 of the “school” term (3rd February).

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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.

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.

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
How to Apply

Applications close 10th January 2020 with selected scholarship recipients announced on the 17th of January. Course commencement 28th January 2020.

  1. Read the Student Handbook and the Course Outline for your preferred course.
  2. To complete an application online, click on the button below.


If you would like to discuss your application 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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