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Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support provides a foundational understanding of educational practices for Teacher Aides, School Support Officers, Home Schooling parents.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
0.5 - 1 years full-time
Course Code
40B
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support provides a foundational understanding of educational practices for Teacher Aides, School Support Officers, Home Schooling parents.

Education Support is essential to educational access and equity, particularly for children and adults who may have distinct learning difficulties, lack confidence or motivation in learning, or who might otherwise be disengaged or marginalised from conventional educational systems or practices.

This four-unit course builds problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills relevant to many education careers, especially in a classroom setting as Integration Aides, Teacher Aides, and School Support Officers. Graduates may also seek employment in the industry training sector and communication-based jobs in other sectors.

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

Study locations

Distance Hobart

Online

What you will learn

  • Identify and describe features of educational theory and practice, the Australian curriculum and the role of education support staff in enhancing student learning.
  • Apply your skills to operate ethically, inclusively and collaboratively in diverse, complex and at times unpredictable learning contexts to support the delivery of a differentiated curriculum for individual learners.
  • Communicate clearly and sensitively with students, colleagues, parents/carers.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to contribute to problem-solving, working collectively, to support the delivery learning outcomes for students.

Career pathways

The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support is a great way to upskill if you are currently working or plan to work in education or related sectors. Your studies will explore a range of educational theories and practices. You'll also learn about the Australian curriculum, and the role of education support staff in enhancing student learning.

This course is an excellent opportunity to further your career in the education sector, as employment projections for Education Aides are upward trending and set to grow by 17.3% by 2024*. After completing this certificate, you'll have the ability to assist with educational activities to support children and adults who have learning difficulties.

This course is suitable for students from a range of educational backgrounds and minimal or no experience in education support. In addition developing job-ready skills, you'll also have the option to pursue to further study in the Associate Degree in Educational Support.

*Source: Job outlook Australia, ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Course structure

Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Education requires the completion of 50 credit points from the schedule below.

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.